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at Bootlegger Clothing INC (view profile)
Location Richmond, BC, Canada
Date Posted May 04, 2018
Category Buying
Job Type Full Time

Description

Have a passion for fashion?
Love working with a team?

Are you outgoing and ready to build your career in a fun & friendly atmosphere?

Then we’ve got opportunities for you!

At Bootlegger, we value teamwork, entrepreneurship, passion, growth, and trust. We promote a spirited culture of performance, fun and creativity. People are our most valuable resource and we invest in their well-bring through a generous associate discount, competitive compensation and benefits package.

Job Description:
Support and assist the buyer in all buying and merchandising functions by utilizing the skills necessary to achieve sales and gross margin results.
• Order Management and Maintenance: Ensures orders are processed correctly, guaranteeing scheduled delivery dates and appropriate quantity/quality assortments by:
- Inputting, writing complete and appropriate specifications and organizing orders.
- Confirming orders by verifying delivery dates, details, and procedures as related to downloading, updating and maintaining the
- delivery schedule.
- Following up with vendors on incomplete or inaccurate shipping dates or packaging and ticket instructions.
- Processing, changing and communicating purchase order changes to all involved parties.
- Performs the necessary statistical and administrative tasks, which will enable the buyer to make the most profitable merchandise selections.
- Maintain departmental reports and records.
• Supports the buyer in their responsibility of inspecting production samples and incoming goods for quality and fit.
• Negotiating and following up with vendors to ensure packing and ticketing standards are met.
• Ensures consistency in all buying functions and shipping procedures.
• Aids in effective, profitable selling by assisting the Buyer in providing merchandise samples and information to Marketing and Visual for use in product knowledge tools communicated to stores.
• Actively participates by providing buyer with requested information at the buyer’s request.
• Answering field questions regarding product (SKU information, garment care information etc.).
• When appropriate with the Buyer’s coaching, assume responsibility for a class or subclass of merchandise by:
- Selecting merchandise that produces positive results in sales volume, gross profit and inventory turns.
- Tailoring merchandise mix to the target customer.
- Reacting to merchandise trends through reorders or markdowns.
- Maintaining competitive awareness and adjusting own assortment as required.
- Creating unique products and groups by selecting and/or designing styles, fabrics, production facilities etc. utilizing in-house talents plus outside designers.

Job Requirements
• Previous retail experience required and/or completion of Post Secondary education in fashion.
• Technical background, with experience preferred.
• Excellent teamwork skills.
• Highly effective project management, prioritization, multi-tasking, and time management skills to meet deadlines.
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
• Energetic, self-motivated, and results-oriented.
• Proven team player who is both flexible and adaptable.