Assistant Buyer Resume Samples

Assistant Buyer provides assistance to the buyer during buying and selling of merchandise. They take care of all the buying processes and ensure that the commodity that is purchased cater to the needs of the customers without compromising on the company profits. It is also the prime duty of an assistant buyer to check the products that are bought satisfies both quality and quantity-wise without any flaws. The other main responsibilities mentioned in the Assistant Buyer Resume sample are keeping track of the shipments, procuring on time and comparing the price of the commodity with other offers.

An assistant buyer should be skillful, diligent, and honest and be updated of the price offers, to become an Assistant buyer a high school diploma is sufficient, but candidates possessing purchase knowledge have an added advantage.

 

Assistant Buyer Resume example

Assistant Buyer Resume

Summary : Assistant Buyer for women's accessories, foundations, shoes, jewelry, and hosiery. Experienced with creating and updating purchase orders, weekly selling reports, item setup for e-commerce, and sample coordination. A proven track record of increasing sales, easy adaptability to software programs, strong analytical and retail math skills. Currently seeking an associate buyer position.

Skills : Umbraco, Pardot, Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Analyzed daily sales in order to forecast business trends and buyer behavior, and optimized sales and gross margin dollars by analyzing, evaluating and adjusting pricing and other promotional plans.
    2. Ensured timely delivery of merchandise through consistent communication and follow-up, and applied successful negotiation techniques to achieve more lucrative business opportunities.
    3. Provided on-going analysis and interpretation of key business issues, including but not limited to merchandise reports, Open-to-Buy monitoring, sales figures, and other ad hoc analyses.
    4. Ensured top-tier relationships with vendors, providing the appropriate level of interaction with vendors in terms of both timely problem resolution and follow-up communications.
    5. Demonstrated strong ability to utilize merchandising systems and other critical research analyses to make balanced risk-decisions based on company objectives and parameters for success.
    6. Demonstrated excellent vendor and product knowledge and applied this knowledge in order to successfully negotiate with vendors to gain more favorable shipping, delivery and merchandise costs.
    7. Effectively managed vendor net process with vendors, and accurately resolved discrepancies between purchase orders, invoices and merchandise receipts, ensuring customer service and vendor satisfaction.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science


Buyer Coordinator/Assistant Buyer Resume

Headline : Customer-oriented professional with 10+ years' experience of customer relations. Dedicated Buyer with 7 year history developing and implementing successful sales strategies. Strengths include negotiating prices, product sourcing and cost savings.

Skills : Management.

Description :

    1. Created purchase orders based on forecasts and estimates, while facilitating frequent inventory turns, sustaining high service levels, and ensuring timely deliveries to all customers.
    2. Collaborated efforts between vendors, warehouses, Supply Chain, Retail Operations, and Corporate Headquarters to ensure customer requirements are being met and any unexpected issues are resolved.
    3. Monitored commodity market changes on a day-to-day basis to obtain the best market prices for vendor contracts.
    4. Analyzed product cost changes from vendors and their effects on the department's wholesale gross margin.
    5. Worked with the accounting department to maintain accurate records and reconcile invoice discrepancies.
    6. Assisted the merchandising manager with ad plans, merchandising projects, and sales reporting.
    7. Communicated daily with various internal and external associates to build effective partnerships and facilitate successful buying operations.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA In Business


Assistant Buyer/Associate Buyer Resume

Objective : Professional buyer, offering three years of extensive experience in purchasing and sourcing a variety of raw material, products, services and sub-contracts. Executed procurement and outsourcing plans, while working closely with company managers, engineers, and multiple departments. Coordinated with manufacturers, vendors, suppliers and subcontractors. Proficient with procurement principles, practices and procedures, and also an expert at solving problems as well as establishing buying precedents.

Skills : Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Administrative Support, Inventory Management.

Description :

    1. Efficiently and effectively source, procure, and insure timely delivery of purchased materials for company supply including; structural steel, structure hardware, small parts, workshop supplies and office supplies.
    2. Conduct daily core procurement duties such as forecasting usage, analyzing engineering drawings and creating Requests for Quotation (RFQ); expediting open purchase orders and providing status to project managers.
    3. Addressed building maintenance and repair requests, including ordering and supplying; MRO, maintenance, office furniture and supplies, and shipping and receiving materials.
    4. Provided administrative support to multiple departments, including purchasing, logistics, production, maintenance, and project administrators.
    5. Created numerous SOP's and data tracking programs for the purchasing and logistics departments.
    6. Maintained accurate and up to date purchase price records.
    7. Prepared, evaluated, and awarded job quotes of up to $500,000.00 for materials and services.
    8. Established new plan to achieve higher efficiency, lower cost and improved safety in delivery of products to customer.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Logistics

Merchandiser/Assistant Buyer Resume

Summary : Creative entrepreneur with a strong background in jewelry design, visual design and merchandising, operations and business development, and product development and production, seeking to leverage expertise to take next career step in visual merchandising or product development. Highly successful in fostering relationships with clients and translating creative visions into tangible results. Experienced in all facets of operations management with the ability to leverage data-driven reports to devise strategic sales and marketing plans to drive sales and profits.

Skills : Operations Management, Visual Merchandising, Jewelry.

Description :

    1. Leveraged fashion and merchandising expertise to grow graphic tee sales 15% while devising innovative strategies to sustain year-over-year growth.
    2. Researched junior market trends by conducting competitive analysis and shopping, viewing trend services, coordinating focus groups, performing periodical research, and monitoring street fashion trends.
    3. Performed field research by viewing and analyzing teen buying habits and viewing televised programming geared at teens.
    4. Met with buying teams to discuss trends, competitor pricing strategies, identify new potential key items, and graphics; trained and mentored interns to assist buying team.
    5. Leveraged research to create new styles and generate graphics ideas in collaboration with vendors and sales representatives.
    6. Produced daily, weekly, and monthly sales reports on inventory sales, and tracked sales to forecast reorders and future buys.
    7. Introduced visual assortment guide identifying past performers, percent sell-throughs, and assortments.
    8. Assigned style numbers, input costing, and developed purchase orders in merchandising system for 50+ vendors.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Assistant Buyer/Purchasing Analyst Resume

Summary : Ambitious and deeply engaged student willing to listen carefully and give the best to improve one's business, highly interested in fashion, art and fashion business; having a deep understanding of social media significance and brand image.

Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, Oracle E Business Suite, AS400.

Description :

    1. Sourced products and full collections from China, and maintained domestic relationships through FOB and drop-ship programs.
    2. Pursed new business ventures and partners for PurchaseNet, including working to create a partnership and a vision for the Gund/1800flowers.com co-brand initiative.
    3. Revamped and re-categorized all products for PurchaseNet, while maintaining all current relationships.
    4. Product development including the creation and bundling of new product, as well as working with merchants and celebrity designers to achieve the look and feel for their vision.
    5. Established and analyzed pricing and layout of all products.
    6. Created price points for all types of BloomNet shops (Retail, Franchise, LFC, BMT) Collaborated in creating the product sourcing calendar and request forms to standardize the import/domestic sourcing process for the enterprise, including the development and creation of sourcing tools such as the PSR, PIF and REQ.
    7. Created several how-to manuals for systems such as Oracle and Atlas.
    8. Managed day to day operations with all warehouses and over 50 overseas factories.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Human Resource Management

Assistant Buyer Intern Resume

Headline : Pursuing career advancement by applying creditable fashion retail/design industry experience while enhancing the growth of the company. Highly motivated, well organized, detail-oriented professional with ten years of progressive experience in allocations, inventory analyzing, visual merchandising, fashion design, pattern making, retail sales and customer service.

Skills : Implement Promotional Strategies, Sourcing, Negotiating Cost Controls/Reduction, Procurement, Reporting, Performance And Analysis, Evaluate Product Selection, Microsoft Suite, Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Vendor Management, ERP Software - Prophet 21, SAP, AS4000, Pricing Knowledge.

Description :

    1. Forecast and monitor buy of products using Just in Time method based on company order volume, perishability and seasonality.
    2. Maintain a strong rapport and positive dialog with suppliers to seek out promotional support to enhance profitability and provide better value to our customers.
    3. Implement markdown strategy for promotional events to maximize increase in sales while maintaining necessary company margin.
    4. Report on a variety of metrics including but not limited to Margin, Gross Profit Dollars, Order Penetration and Sales Comparison for Products (across any period of time), Pre and Post Promotion Profitability, Vendor Fill Rate.
    5. Meet with current or prospective vendors periodically to analyze improvement in the variety of products offered to our customers.
    6. Maintain open and dialogue with Receiving and Plant Operations to fulfill all necessary aspects of flow of goods in and out of our facility.
    7. Actively participate in departmental and inter-departmental meetings to strive to make the department more congruent with company goals and aspirations.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Assistant Buyer/Stock Associate Resume

Headline : Over 7 years of progressive purchasing experience focusing on bid solicitation, negotiating and vendor customer relations. Demonstrated ability to work with others, learn new skills quickly, analyze and improve work procedures.

Skills : Access Microsoft 2007- Excel/Word SAP Power Point Business Warehouse Business Objects Score Buying System Internet And Intranet.

Description :

    1. Obtain information on products and pricing, coordinating contract negotiation maintains contact with vendors to ensure timely delivery of supplies and equipment.
    2. Coordinated with vendors on material return for credit or replacement due to nonconformance, defect, price variations, and cancellation of orders.
    3. Maintained, organized, and archived all relative product files on recurring purchases and for merchandise on back order.
    4. Works cooperatively and jointly with internal customers to provide quality, seamless customer service Contact with vendor sales representatives concerning any shortages, overages, or substituted items to insure proper credit.
    5. Maintained appropriate levels of inventory for all area of distribution centers.
    6. Assist Buyer in transferring product between DC's to DC's and to keep Service Level at or above 98%.
    7. Work all Purchase Orders and Investment Buys for proactive problem solving to ensure product service levels, inventory levels and DSI are met.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Business Administration

Junior Assistant Buyer Resume

Objective : A highly motivated and experienced accounting/administrative office professional along with customer service, marketing and merchandising background. The capability of rapidly learning and implementing any assignment required. Strong computer skills in applications including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, database and accounting. Proficient at all levels from executive to customer service.

Skills : Microsoft office, Quickbooks.

Description :

    1. Directed the allocation of merchandise for four commodities to 100+ store locations over three divisions for import/export retailer.
    2. Analyzed sales and forecast reports, then ordered product from vendors for both direct shipments to stores and to four logistical warehouses around the country for distribution based upon these reports.
    3. Coordinated with vendors to create assortments and negotiated pricing and terms.
    4. Organized item maintenance including creating and modifying sku numbers, setting up classes and subclasses within Hierarchy and implementing price changes.
    5. Establishing min/max and shelf quantities for all locations.
    6. Created and maintained spreadsheets for weekly and monthly sales recap reports for presentation to Corporate Buyers and President of Buying and Merchandising.
    7. Corresponded daily with Store Managers, Regional Managers and Vendors to handle special requests, tracking merchandise, arranging return authorizations and resolving all related issues.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Senior Assistant Buyer Resume

Summary : Determined, problem-solver, and results-driven professional with 6 years of progressive work experience in a multi-cultural environment with a career defined by differentiated experiences in a competitive environment. A dedicated individual with a strong background in the fashion retailing industry; demonstrating experience in management, marketing, merchandising, product sourcing, and buying. Excellent communicator who is able to manage client relationships.

Skills : Proficient in German, Microsoft Office Suite, Detail oriented, Creative problem solving, Team player, Objective leadership, Multitasking.

Description :

    1. Supported the buying team in maximizing the business in the process of achieving sales, margin, and inventory turnover.
    2. Assisted in the execution of assortment planning, production selection, vendor negotiation, and marketing.
    3. Provided research support in the execution of sales, margin, markdown, and inventory plans by being able to review, interpret, and recommend a strategy based on the data from financial systems.
    4. Made recommendations for promotional performance by analyzing and interpreting sales trends, promotional sales and margin results.
    5. Proficient in vendor agreements to collect accurate allowances/subsidies as well as validating the backup data.
    6. Co-owner in the development of product, negotiation of cost, allowances/subsidies, and terms.
    7. Key contact in the obtaining samples and participate in merchandise selection during advertising planning meetings.
    8. Ensured all advertising and signage information was accurate before release.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Merchandising Management

Assistant Buyer III Resume

Summary : Versatile and seasoned professional with 20+ years of sales management experience, who has a passion for driving sales through outstanding customer service. A reliable asset who is strategic, creative and resourceful. A sales professional willing to work as needed to achieve overall business goals. I am a team player, but can also work independently to achieve results. A relationship builder with experience in real estate sales and retail sales.

Skills : Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Ecommerce, Analytics, Forecasting.

Description :

    1. Assisted buyer with operation of $28M Crystal Department.
    2. Developed and monitored inventory assortments for 82 store locations Placed, tracked and adjusted orders, based on rates of sale and open to buy.
    3. Assisted in product development, order placement, tracking and distribution of private label program, ensuring appropriate stock to sales ratios for all 82 locations.
    4. Negotiated with vendors for aggressive pricing, advertising support, markdowns and returns.
    5. Responsible for all aspects of advertising, product layout, pricing, and copy Created signage for entire crystal assortment and promotions.
    6. Directed all stores on proper signage, merchandising techniques, product flows and adjacencies.
    7. Worked closely with vendors to advertise, plan and coordinate special events, such as Waterford Artisan Events.
    8. Communicated daily with store personnel to coordinate training and compliance with corporate initiatives.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelors Of Science

Assistant Buyer II Resume

Objective : Assistant buyer with 10 years' experience in office administration. Provided administrative support to staff, vendors and customers in fast-paced and demanding environment. Possess exceptional organizational, technical and interpersonal skills. Detail-oriented and resourceful in completing projects; able to multi-task effectively. Highly trustworthy, ethical, and discreet; committed to providing assistance for individuals in need.

Skills : Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Worked with buyer to determine purchase order quantities and flow of product.
    2. Create purchase orders and communicate allocation parameters.
    3. Resolve any issues from team, distribution center, and vendors.
    4. Collaborated with financial planner to monitor and adjust receipts of merchandise to meet open to buy dollars, weeks of supply, and sales plan.
    5. Managed all aspects of advertising including ad cadence, vendor samples, and offer execution for circulars and in-store promotions.
    6. Developed pre-season, peak-season and exit replenishment strategies to support SKU rationalization project that fit to plan and achieved gross margin targets.
    7. Oversee all processes of the firearms special orders business.
    8. Partnered with Training and Development; provided expert material and determined training topics, designed and developed course curriculum and executed training classes for the role of Assistant Buyer.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Assistant Buyer Resume

Objective : Over 10 years of management and customer service experience. Natural problem solver, possess a strong work ethic, and my interpersonal skills are very much appreciated by those I work with. My strengths include: leadership, excellent organizational skills, ability to handle complex tasks, and effective communication.

Skills : Proficient In Microsoft Office Suite Programs, MS Outlook, And General Office Equipment.

Description :

    1. Assisted in the development of merchandise assortments by category.
    2. Optimized sales and gross margin dollars by analyzing, evaluating and adjusting sales and inventory plans by store.
    3. Prepared and maintained recommended merchandise floor plans for store locations.
    4. Responsible for event planning and sales promotions.
    5. Analyzed business trends and controlled expenses by implementing markdowns and budget planning for open to buy.
    6. Established recommended ad quantities/orders with Allocations Department and worked directly with external vendors and store managers to maintain adequate merchandise inventory levels and implementation of marketing strategies.
    7. Responsible for meeting sales goals and merchandise sell through percents.
    8. Coordinated marketing plans with advertising, display, and merchandising departments and directly involved in creating print ads for marketing and sales promotions.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Business Administration