Department: Merchandising
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The Women’s Extended/Plus Size Apparel Buyer reports to the Vice President of Merchandising and is responsible for sourcing, buying, and negotiating prices for the entire apparel category; Develop seasonal strategies that will deliver the Wantable customer the most trend-forward mix possible, with the highest quality and perceived value; Deliver planned sales/gm through expanding vendor base, developing healthy vendor relationships, finding the right items at the correct costs and delivering a compelling MSRP.

Job Duties
  • Negotiate all costs, payment and shipping terms with vendors.
  • Ensure that product attributes are correctly covered from an inventory perspective on a seasonal basis to ensure customer satisfaction with their apparel assortment.
  • Work closely with Merchandising Operations and VP of Merchandising on seasonal/monthly/weekly sales forecasts to ensure inventory availability.
  • Monitor product return rate and address as appropriate to maintain the targeted rate.
  • Review aged inventory and develop an exit plan.
  • Attend trade shows, market weeks, and vendor showrooms to ensure that Wantable’s mix is at the forefront of market trends.
  • Address any quality or shipping issues with apparel vendors.
  • Quickly resolve any product related customer issues with the customer service team.
  • Fully and accurately complete all new vendor set up and item set up forms.
  • Procure vendor samples and product images as outlined by the corporate timing and action calendar.
  • Provide reports/analysis as requested.
Required Education & Skills
  • 5-10 years buying experience in the Women’s Fashion/Apparel/Intimates or Makeup Categories.
  • Ability to source on-trend fashion products at the right cost to execute the Wantable Model while delivering superior customer value.
  • Willingness to travel to trade shows or market weeks as needed.
  • Strong negotiator, problem solver, and detail oriented are all necessary to succeed in this position.
  • Ability to work well with others in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.