Assistant Buyer

Washington D.C. (US)
03 May 2022
03 Jun 2022

Title: Assistant Buyer


Location:     Washington, D.C.
Salary:         Competitive salary and benefits package based on qualifications; classified as full-time salaried; exempt and not eligible for overtime.


Reports to:  Director of Buying


Position Overview


Tuckernuck is seeking an Assistant Buyer to support our third party buying strategy, open to buy process, business analysis, purchasing, flow of goods, team relationships and vendor communication. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to self-motivate and drive initiative, while having a deep understanding of our brand and customer. He or she will be an extremely efficient administrative professional who is detail oriented, deadline driven, highly organized, flexible and reliable. This person will have great follow through and the demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment where teamwork is key.



Core Responsibilities:


  • Set up new vendor contacts & payment terms


    Manage internal product creation, upc imports, and purchase orders for Buying Directors


    Maintain vendor relationships and terms by responding quickly and accurately to both internal (company) and external (vendor) questions and requests for information. Research problems & provide creative solutions


    Maintain internal buying presentations ensuring photography and data align with purchase orders


    Assist in identifying process inefficiencies and making recommendations for process improvements in a timely manner.


    Assist in daily tasks to support the senior management of the third party Buying Department


    Work cross functionally with Merchandising, Marketing, Logistics, Operations, Production, Sample & Styling teams when necessary


Minimum Qualifications


  • At least 1+ years of related experience






  • Passion for the Tuckernuck brand and interested in retail/ fashion


    Obsessed with details and constantly double checking


    Motivated by hitting internal and external deadlines


    Problem-solver with a proactive nature


    Flexible and adaptable with willingness to support other departments


    Outstanding communication and organizational skills


    Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment


    Entrepreneurial spirit with a desire to learn every single day


    Energetic, kind, sincere, and positive attitude


    Ability to build solid relationships with teammates and vendor partners


    Proficient in Excel and ability to learn new software platforms quickly


    Interest in data analytics to drive decisions


Tuckernuck Core Values
The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following core values that inspire the Tuckernuck team to make a difference.


  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work


    Find the Fun


    Stay Authentic




    Entrepreneurial Spirit


    Start Strong & Finish Strong


    Have Courage


Tuckernuck is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Tuckernuck policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.


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