Assistant Buyer, Omni Footwear

Recruiter
Tory Burch
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
14 Oct 2021
Closes
01 Dec 2021
Ref
R0009473
Function
Buyer
JOB SUMMARY

JOB DESCRIPTION

ABOUT US

Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand inspiring and empowering women around the world to live in full color with character, confidence and beauty. Classic in spirit with a modern sensibility, the collection embodies the personal style of Founder Tory Burch and includes multiple categories from footwear and ready-to-wear to handbags and home.

Our company launched in February 2004 with a single boutique in downtown Manhattan. Today, we are a global brand with a presence in more than 50 countries, and an enduring commitment to advancing women's empowerment and entrepreneurship through the work of the Tory Burch Foundation.

Brand integrity, beautiful products and social purpose are integral to who we are as a company and what we have accomplished to date. Our incredible team and our unique culture are an equally important part of the equation. We believe that every employee plays a vital role in our continuing efforts to grow and evolve.

JOB SUMMARY

As the Assistant buyer for Omni buying, you will support and execute on the buying process for the Tory Burch stores and online in North America.

Leadership
  • Model behavior that reflects the company values.
  • Partners with others regarding decisions on assortments, business, etc, to gain support and consensus.
  • Address challenges on a professional level.

Product & Assortment Planning
  • Participate in the building of assortments, provide prepared ideas on editing process
  • Gain a strong understanding of the Tory Burch customer: visit local store monthly, review new deliveries, and communicate learnings back to team.
  • Run weekly, monthly, and quarterly selling reports to recap and analyze business, making recommendations for driving improved performance and identifying opportunities.
  • Competitive knowledge: competitive shop, read relevant publications to keep on top of trends.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, SAP, Microstrategy , Stratos
  • Maintain the buy plans to ensure accuracy, act as the point person for the rest of the team.
  • Execute and initiate on in season strategies as determined by buying team.
  • Markdown management.
  • Project receipts and maintain purchase order log.
  • Participate in line plan development.
  • Respond to store requests and inquiries.
  • Participate in wardrobing and visual process for stores.
  • Review historical performance at the category and key item level.
  • Partner with planning on the determination of receipt plans, margin and IMU goals, and flow strategies to drive assortment execution.
  • Review with planning the analysis of business by style, delivery and category to understand prior performance and develop future goals.

Cross Functional Collaboration
  • Build cross-functional team relationships; adopt a collaborative style.
  • Recommend, support, and implement process and procedural improvements into daily responsibilities.
  • Partner with Planning and Allocation on the following processes: assortment planning, OTB, in season strategies and allocations to maximize inventory performance
  • Work cross functionally with Stores, Marketing, PR, Web, Visual and Operations, to ensure they have the tools to understand and support the assortment strategy.
  • Partner with merchandising team to insure balanced assortment and share product feedback.
  • Administrative support on assortment documents for store and online partners


Strategic Thinking and Financial Acumen
  • Manage purchase order process. Maintain accurate ship/cancel dates and on order spreadsheets. Partner with team to discuss any issues.
  • Report out on fast and slow sellers to inform the team.
  • Understanding of retail math, participate in open to buy forecasting process.


EDUCATION & PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED
  • Undergraduate degree (business or fashion related discipline a plus)
  • 1-2 years of retail buying experience in a luxury or service driven environment


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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