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Associate Buyer

Company: WAYWARD
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title: WAYWARD Buying Associate Department: Wayward - - Effective Date: January 2020 - Wayward was founded upon the principles of exploration, a gathering place for the seekers, the creators and the adventure enthusiasts. We are dedicated to enriching the experience of explorers of all kinds through a connected community of like-minded people, brands and ideas. We thrive on a passion for providing a unique and inspired retail experience. We are driven by the open road, craggy peaks, creative culture, and self-knowledge, we hope to meet you along the path. Are you the kind of person who gets bored by positions or managers that don't push you, by assignments that don't stretch you Are you a high achiever, with a track record of beating aggressive goals You know, the type-A type who's always looking to top last year Do people marvel at your ability to turn knowledge into action When you learn something new do you stay up at night learning as much on the topic as possible Are you the kind of person that is continuously growing, asking questions and seeking learning experiences to push yourself to be the best person you can be If this sounds like you, read on... Buying Associate Wayward has big goals for our brand. As a start-up, only 3 years young, we are focused on analyzing and building our business to be the best retailer and brand in our space to exceed our customers' expectations This is where you come in. We're looking for a Buying Associate that will be focused on supporting the Wayward Women's business in the following ways: - Coordination of product needs and inventory management across our stores, DC, and vendors focused on the women's business - Developing daily, weekly, monthly sales reporting and react to sales opportunities - Operate as a store team sales associate in stores as needed to drive sales and gather insight for buying opportunities in product, process, or execution Execution of day to day business needs including but not limited to the following Cost/pricing updates Terms updates Delivery windows Style information verification (style numbers, colors, names) Writing purchase orders based on direction from buying team Vendor communication PO confirmations Item creation and classifications Building product story boards/collections Coordination of vendor RA's, inventory opportunities and damaged goods Account set up with new vendors Identify and find new product category, style or vendor opportunities Propose and implement improvements to buying process Other buying processes and deliverables as outlined by team In return for hard work and achieving aggressive goals, you'll get rewarded with an unparalleled learning experience, industry knowledge, new perspectives and thought processes that challenge you to reach previously unthinkable heights. -- - - Your background: - What kind of person will thrive in this role You should have proven ability to deliver in the following ways: Great attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, and to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment Sense of urgency to drive projects through all phases, adhering to tight deadlines and changing situations with the ability to learn and react quickly Good decision making and problem solving skills Strong computer skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, & Outlook Ability to interact effectively with different personality styles and with employees at all levels of the organization; Possess confidence in communication style and be outgoing and comfortable working with people Ability to understand and respond to all issues related to assigned projects Ability to stay focused and work independently (self-starter) and as part of a team Good oral and written communication skills High energy with the ability to maintain a positive attitude Internet knowledge (understanding of online communities, etc). And you should be motivated by... An ever changing always challenging environment Pushing yourself to new limits Driving results and learning from mistakes Learning how to do something well by doing it, not be reading a manual or going to formal training If you need a ton of handholding or a micro-manager boss, this is not the internship for you. Working in a lean, results oriented environment, where you'll be expected to do more, take on more, and achieve more every day If you're looking to pickup the department coffee order, keep on looking Having fun in an environment low on politics, high on transparency, and comfortable without bureaucracy Interested in learning more Want to apply If you're ready for an adventure in a field you've been studying in, and are interested in being considered for this role, please... Apply Directly to Get introduced. If you know someone that works here, reach out to them directly and ask them for an introduction into our company. We love referrals. Experience: Retail: 2 year (Preferred) Hours per Week: 20-30 (Preferred) Work Location: Lynnwood, WA - This job description is not all-inclusive and is only intended to describe the general nature of the work. All job responsibilities are considered to be essential job functions. Job responsibilities and job requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. The Company reserves the right to modify the job description, as it deems necessary for proper business operations. -

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