Tory Burch

  • Assistant Buyer, Retail Buying-Full Price

    Job Location US-NY-New York
  • About Us

    Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. The collection, known for color, print and eclectic details, includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, home and beauty. Art, music, travel, interiors and the designer’s own stylish parents are inspirations for the collection.

    Our company launched in February 2004 with a single boutique on what was then a remote street in downtown Manhattan. Today, we are a global brand with a presence in more than 50 countries, but in many ways we are only just beginning. There is so much we want to do!

    Brand integrity, global inspiration and beautiful products are integral to who we are as a company and what we have accomplished to date. Our incredible team is an equally important part of the equation. We believe that each of our employees play a vital role in our continuing efforts to grow and evolve.

    Overview

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

    Responsibilities

    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 store monthly, review new deliveries, and communicate learnings back to team.
    • Competitive knowledge: competitive shop, read relevant publications to keep on top of trends.
    • Maintain working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, Word, MicroStrategy, IPT and EPICOR.
    • 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 and DMM 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.
    • Set up visual displays in showroom for pre-meets and investment review. 
    • Sample maintenance during market to ensure availability for meetings.

    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.

    Strategic Thinking and Financial Acumen

    • Prepare Monday reports and pull data necessary for buyer to analyze data. 
    • 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.

    Qualifications

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

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