Associate Buyer Jobs in Los Angeles, CA at 12th Tribe

Full Job Description

As an Associate Buyer and Product Developer you will be responsible for OTB planning and analysis, inventory management, and performance reporting for the e-commerce channel. In addition, our Associate Buyer will help drive the team’s success by providing insight and analysis into detailed planning KPIs. The right candidate will be detail oriented, analytical and work well in a team environment. The Associate Buyer will be responsible to create synergy throughout departments and have the ability to work cross functionally. They will be developing products with our manufacturing team based off of past and current trends, therefore we are looking for a highly creative, trend focused with a strong eye to pattern, prints and bodies.


Develop and maintain annual, seasonal, and monthly merchandise plans for tops and bottoms categories.

Create and maintain monthly OTB plans across categories

Communicate with vendors on product developments, new and restocking SKUS.

Understand and report quality of samples to buying team and vendors to update SKUS

Recap and analyze actual sales results vs plan and forecast in-season sales and inventory on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis

Communicate monthly Open-to-Buy forecasts & supporting action plans to management and cross functional teams.

Develop effective promotional strategies to optimize inventory productivity and maintain healthy turns

Create category level monthly hindsight reports to drive strategic assortment decisions for future investments

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with cross functional team members

Understand a fast fashion nature in a socially native environment heavily impacted by the online space.

Required Skills:

Min 2 years buying experience in fast fashion high SKU D2C, tops and bottoms buying experience preferred

Bachelor’s degree; Retail and Consumer Science, Business, Marketing, Buying, or Finance Major Preferred.

Experience in replenishment business and product developments.

Strong understanding of financial measurements including: sales, gross margin, inventory turn, ST%, weeks of supply and how to impact them.

Expertise in retail math and OTB planning

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Excellent analytical skills

Strong problem solving skills

Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities; ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines

Ability to build and maintain productive relationships with peers and cross-functional teams

Ability to work independently on simultaneous projects in a fast paced environment

Ability to work under pressure in an environment of constant change and shifting priorities.

Demonstrate strong listening, written and communication skills

Excellent time-management and organizational skills

Title: Associate Buyer

Company: 12th Tribe

Location: Los Angeles, CA



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