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Associate Buyer

Fashion Nova
Vernon, California
Closing date
11 Mar 2023

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Fashion Nova is an inclusive fashion-forward and trend-driven apparel and lifestyle brand that celebrates all dimensions of confidence. We use our platform to spread positivity with brands for women, men, curve, luxe, sport, swim, beauty, and kids. We are obsessed with creating the best experience available for our customers and employees.

Fashion Nova was built on the backbone of individuality and inclusiveness. Our brands are worn and celebrated worldwide by customers, celebrities, and influencers because of our uniquely creative and talented employees.


The Associate Buyer will establish strong relationships with vendors and will partner with buyers to ensure merchandise mix in an attempt to continually improve assortments for our eCommerce and retail platforms. You will be responsible for anticipating potential problems and risks, and generating ideas, insights, and solutions to resolve potential problems. You will also partner with all operational and analytical divisions to achieve objectives, and proactively solicit partnerships with colleagues on crossover vendors to increase leverage.

  • Develop an understanding of the needs, wants and expectations of the customer and understand the differences in how they shop by channel
  • Build an understanding of the market and competitors in their category
  • Execute a seasonal merchandise strategy in collaboration with Buying and Planning based on customer, fashion trend, and input from eCommerce Site-Merchandising that drives growth for stores and online
  • Build compelling core and extended assortment to maximize potential across store clusters, new stores, and online
  • Influence merchandising vision and product priorities for stores, online merchandising teams, and marketing to drive engagement across all customer touch points
  • Communicate customer and product vision to suppliers, identify new suppliers, and negotiate partnership expectations and profit opportunities
  • Partner in the execution of Company strategies, providing current and future assortment feedback where applicable
  • Align with buying team on open-to-buy management and plan revisions to achieve financial targets and strategic objective
  • Influence and mentor assistants

  • Experience as an Assistant Buyer and one or more of the following: Assistant Buy Planner, Assistant Replenishment Buyer, eCommerce Merchandiser, or Site Merchandiser
  • Minimum one year of buying experience
  • Minimum one year of planning or allocating experience
  • eCommerce experience preferred
  • Expertise in merchandise category preferred
  • Proficiency in Google Suite
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • BA|BS degree or equivalent work experience
  • English, additional language(s) an advantage
  • Schedule of this position: Monday - Friday | Core business hours | Onsite

  • Formalized career paths
  • Flat management platform
  • Manager Training Academy
  • Creative Development Internship Program
  • Fashion Nova Cares Program
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401k match, with immediate vesting upon eligibility
  • Stocked kitchens with gratis snacks and drinks
  • Weekly catered lunches
  • Summer Fridays at Headquarters
  • Team bonding events and programs
  • Employee discounts

Fashion Nova, LLC, and subsidiaries thereof, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are steadfast in our commitment to equal employment opportunities and pledge that these objectives are reflected in all aspects of our daily operations. We will continue to recruit, hire, train, and advance in employment qualified individuals in all job titles without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, criminal history, or status as an individual with a disability; and shall not discriminate against any individual, any such characteristic, nor any other classification protected by local, state and|or federal law.



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