The Associate Buyer is responsible for forecasting, planning and implementing strategies in order to achieve or exceed sales goals and profit margins for a department or classification. In addition, you will be responsible for purchasing a balanced product assortment to help showcase the brand direction. Develop, implement and track promotional strategies in an effort to generate additional sales, move slow selling goods and maintain healthy inventory levels. The associate will also perform all responsibilities and tasks of an assistant for the balance of the area
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for all aspects of buying and planning for a department or classification.
Prepare and manage open to buy to reflect sales trends.
Assist the Buyer in negotiating and liquidating corporate excess, while achieving profit plans.
Assist the Buyer in forecasting, planning and implementing strategies in order to achieve sales and product margins.
Supports the Buyer in developing and implementing assortment plans ensuring proper levels of stock by classification by store.
Utilize pre-season and in season planning and projections throughout the year to ensure sufficient stock levels.
Supports the Buyer in developing, implementing and tracking promotional strategies in an effort to create sales, move slow selling goods, and maintain healthy inventory levels.
Prepare and analyze weekly style and category reports.
Assist in ensuring proper assortment mix by developing projections on core items and creating weekly analysis to track category sales.
Assist in developing and implementing merchandising standards.
Maintain inventories in all stores through sales/stock analysis. Prioritize weekly product shipments with distribution.
Travel to the Retail stores each season to ensure proper merchandising standards, review inventory levels and sales.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's Degree and 2-4 years related experience.
Microsoft Office including a comprehensive knowledge of Excel.
Strong Analytical skills, including knowledge and use of Retail Math.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work effectively across a number of key internal departments/ groups.
Crocs is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.