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Position: Associate Buyer
Reports to: Sr. Buyer
Direct Reports: No
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: 3880 N Mission Los Angeles, CA 90031
Under the direction of the Sr. Buyer or the Division Merchandising Manager, the Associate Buyer will be responsible for procuring merchandise assortments for a small portion of the business, maintaining an open-to-buy that is specifically focused on a certain category. The Associate Buyer will work to create the appropriate merchandise mix based on emerging market trends, along with meeting the assortment strategies established by management.
- Learn the department’s merchandising strategy to assort a product line that accurately represents the brand
- Participate in weekly open-to-buy meetings with Planning & Allocation to ensure the department achieves financial targets for turn and sell-through goals
- Procure samples from vendors and in-house designers for style out reviews
- Participate in fittings to evaluate the hanger appeal of a garment, making sure that it is salable
- Negotiate product quality, purchase quantity, landed cost, and delivery with vendors
- Coordinate both internally and externally to ensure that all production requirements are met
- Ensure accurate submission of related forms: testing forms, packing instructions, certificate of compliance, etc.
- Maintain library of best-selling styles, materials, and colors; update and maintain on-order spreadsheets and boards
Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:
- Must have a BFA or related degree
- Must have 2-3 years of buying experience in a specialty retail environment
- Must have a strong desire to work in the fashion industry and demonstrate the ability to identify fashion trends
- Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and written
At Forever 21, style isn’t dictated…It’s inspired. Forever 21 is the leading fashion retailer of the latest trends and the season’s hottest styles at can’t-resist-prices. U.S. and international locations stay true to the fast-fashion destination’s iconic store aesthetic giving fashion fans all over the globe the unforgettable shopping experience that is the one and only Forever 21.
Joining the Forever 21 family means joining an incredible team of talented, passionate and innovative people who work together to bring fashion to everyone, everywhere. We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals eager to thrive in our fast-paced, dynamic environment filled with vast opportunities for career growth and development. This is a place where your ideas become actualized, creativity is encouraged and the possibilities are endless. Be part of something epic. Be part of Forever 21. Apply today!
Forever 21 will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance NO. 184652.