Apparel Buyer

We are now seeking a Japanese/English Bilingual Apparel Buyer for our client. The company is a leading clothing and fashion accessories chain from Japan, and just opened its first U.S. store on Melrose Avenue January 2018. Its third store is opening in coming July!

A successful Buyer will have a strong sense of urgency, thrives in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment. They will have excellent negotiation skills, a refined sense of fashion and an innate ability to select product that delights our guests.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Through daily buying you will influence the planning for each season, holiday and marketed event

  • Responsible for forecasting customer’s demand and market trends

  • Influence pricing of inventory to ensure greatest margin and sales potential

  • Nurture strong vendor relationships to ensure that we continue to receive quality products at competitive prices

  • Daily follow through with vendors to ensure that all shipments are received on-time and accurately

  • Assist in analyzing and reacting to market trends through execution

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the needs, wants and expectations of the consumer

  • Build on a comprehensive understanding of the marketplace and competitors

  • Analyze brand and category successes to optimize performance and improve future decision making

  • Negotiate offerings, terms, pricing and other terms of business

  • Effectively manage and support direct reports to develop and meet the needs of the business

Qualifications:

  • Japanese Fluency

  • In depth understanding of fashion brands and apparel ls a big plus.

  • Strong fashion sense and a keen eye for envisioning and interpreting fashion trends

  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented. Able to work independently with limited supervision. Must be able to multitask, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Knowledgeable of HTML, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and PhotoShop is preferable.

  • Previous retail customer service experience is a big plus.

Salary:

$32K-42K / year

Job Location:

California

Costa Mesa

Type of employment:

Full time

Language:

English, Japanese

Work hours:

10:00am - 9:00pm

Holidays/Vacation:

Shifts ranges from early and late, weekends and weekdays.

Benefits:

N/A

Visa Sponsor:

NO

Update:

9/13/2018

22519 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505

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