Assistant Buyer

Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
05 Jan 2022
Closes
05 Feb 2022
Ref
738575702
Function
Retail
Hours
Full Time
Maison Margiela is a Paris-based fashion house founded in 1988 by Belgian designer Martin Margiela. Celebrating unconventional aesthetics and embracing the philosophy that fashion is an art of expression rather than a cult of personality, Maison Margiela offers haute couture, ready-to-wear for women and men, contemporary line MM6, footwear, interior design, and accessories, including leather goods, fine jewelry and fragrance.John Galliano was named Creative Director of the house in 2014, bringing his sense of spectacle and creative mastery to the unique ethos of Maison Margiela. Whilst developing his own vision for the house, John Galliano has entirely respected the Martin Margiela state of mind, creating a fascinating organic process.

Job responsibilities:
  • Maintain positive vendor relationships, preparing retail and pricing strategies, placing and tracking purchase orders, managing inventory and keeping track of market trends.
  • Assisting the buyer with selection of the right product mix.
  • Writing, placing and tracking purchase orders.
  • Ensuring products are purchased at the right time, to specification and at a good price.
  • Negotiating with vendors and building positive, long-term relationships.
  • Researching new suppliers and making recommendations to the buyer.
  • Preparing competitive retail and pricing strategies.
  • Planning, monitoring and maintaining suitable inventory levels
  • Preparing budget and forecasting purchase trends.


Essential Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree from a 4-year college or university
  • Practices open and continuous communication, values keeping others informed, effectively presenting information in a clear, concise manner
  • Excellent leadership, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work across functional lines and at many levels
  • Ability to think creatively, strategically and technically
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and Company needs

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