Assistant Merchant & Buyer, Tory Sport

Recruiter
Tory Burch
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
09 Aug 2021
Closes
11 Oct 2021
Ref
R0007724
JOB SUMMARY

Tory Sport is looking for an innovative, results-driven Assistant Merchant with an entrepreneurial spirit to drive high revenue growth. This candidate will support Manager, Merchandising & Buying in the daily management of product assortments, sampling, reporting, system updates and more. The successful candidate must be able to move beyond applying standard templates for solving problems by supporting the team with creative, innovative ideas that can be translated into actionable insights for the business. This is an exciting opportunity for this candidate to have exposure to a variety of team members while working both analytically and creatively.

JOB DESCRIPTION

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop a strong understanding of the needs, wants and expectations of the Tory Sport customer while building replenishment and seasonal product assortments
  • Partner with Merchandising & Buying Manager on line planning for each season
  • Coordinate with Customer Service on submitting sales order templates during the buy process
  • Assist the Merchandising & Buying Manager on the production inventory buy process and coordinate with Customer Service on submitting sales order templates
  • Partner with Buying & Planning teams on weekly & monthly sales reporting
  • Track and monitor sample activity as it relates to proto, SMS, market appointments
  • Track and monitor sample activity for e-commerce PDP photography and campaign imagery
  • Continuously research marketplace trends and present competitive analysis to the team
  • Assist with preparation and updating of linesheets regularly for each season
  • Assist with PDM/PLM system maintenance for all styles


Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related area preferred
  • Previous internships/experience in merchandising/buying within a retail/wholesale environment a plus
  • Keen interest in fashion and knowledge of competitive landscape a plus
  • Strong analytical skills, experienced in retail math and attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Extensive experience in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment and be flexible when necessary
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Excellent organization and follow-up skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to learn new systems quickly


CORE SKILLS
  • Adaptable - Change before you have to
    • Changes course easily - Knows when to be patient and when to push - Works well in the gray - Shows grace under pressure - Owns mistakes and learns from them - Balances multiple priorities
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Own it
    • Takes initiative, doesn't wait for direction - Builds for the future - Takes personal ownership and accountability - Is resourceful in getting things done
  • Collaborative - No "I" in Tory
    • Is self-aware and open-minded - Integrates the perspectives of others - Is direct but respectful - Communicates cross functionally - Knows when to get people involved and when to make a decision - Takes an inclusive approach
  • Client & Brand Focus - Put yourself in Tory's shoes
    • Passionate about the brand and the work - Creates a transformational client experience - Makes decisions in the best interest of the company and our customers - Focuses on internal and external customers
  • Live the Values - Being "Buddy"
    • Keeps the "Buddy Values" alive (Kindness, humility, warmth, honesty, loyalty, compassion, integrity, and passion) - It's not just what you do, but how you do it - Contributes to a positive and productive environment
  • Functional Expertise - Know Your Stuff
    • Has the skills necessary to perform the job - Keeps current on trends, skills, and practices - Puts learning into practice


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we 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. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact talent@toryburch.com .

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