Jewelry Buyer Job Description

Jewelry Buyer Job Description

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Jewelry buyer provides administrative and operational support to the Jewelry and Other Accessories Buyer, including open-to-buy components, maintaining on-order follow up, and filing.

Jewelry Buyer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Build an understanding of the market and competitors in their category
Maintains knowledge base of industry and competitor market trends as it relates to their assigned business area
Develop an understanding of the needs, wants and expectations of the customer
Establish a clear understanding of the seasonal department merchandise strategies based on customers' expectations, fashion trend, and the hottest FLS brands at the best price
Assist in identifying and selecting key items, including replenishment
Help execute and communicate the product merchandising execution plan for the stores and online
Be a student of the business to help ensure effective analysis and decision making regarding pack and hold usage, markdowns, claims, re-orders
Collaborate with, and respond with a sense of urgency to Rack divisional merchandisers regarding regional and/or store-specific customer needs
Coordinate information across departments with Merchandise Planning, Visual Merchandising, and Boutique Operations to ensure smooth flow of merchandise to the sales floor
Source vendor base and create exclusive, proprietary products that enhance the brand

Jewelry Buyer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Jewelry Buyer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the jewelry buyer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Merchandising, Business, Marketing, Education, Fashion, Fashion Merchandising, Intelligence, Associates, Textiles, Management

Skills for Jewelry Buyer

Desired skills for jewelry buyer include:

Open to buy reports
MS Office
Inventory productivity measures
Open to buy
Margin planning
Ability to apply retail math concepts
Microsoft Word
Retail business and customers

Desired experience for jewelry buyer includes:

Bachelor's degree in Merchandising or equivalent work experience
Experience in a relevant merchandise category preferred
Must have a Bachelors or BFA or degree
Must have 3-4 years of buying experience in a specialty retail environment
In collaboration with Planning, drive seasonal strategies and financial plans
Bachelor degree in Fashion Business or related discipline

Jewelry Buyer Examples


Jewelry Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of jewelry buyer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for jewelry buyer
  • Assist the Buyer in all aspects of the buying process through
  • Oversee preparation of vendor packs, ensuring that BAAs have these compiled at an appropriate time ahead of trips
  • Attending ad-hoc buying appointments and if needed deputise in Buyers absence to gather product info for review later
  • Review sales performance in order to offer informed product opinion within the appointment, based on sales history
  • Completing buysheets after buying appointments in preparation for Buyer to write the buy
  • Analysis of sizing of buy and application to orders
  • Raising and sending orders to vendors, managing the ordering process within the YNAP system
  • Suggesting appropriate new brands to Buyer
  • Oversee RRP entry process, ensuring BAAs are receiving RRPs in a timely and organised manner, adhering to set deadlines
  • Competitive shopping analysis (bricks and mortar & online) to review offer vs NAP, ensure pricing is aligned for every upload, and to check deliveries vs NAP
Qualifications for jewelry buyer
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of relevant buying experience gained within a fashion luxury environment
  • University or College degree or commensurate retail experience
  • The ability to recognize a new fashion trend, item, look, fabrication, for a specific category early in its lifecycle
  • Is appropriately prepared for all meetings and appointments and can quantitatively defend all decisions to Sr
  • Must have a BFA or related degree
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in retail, luxury retail, or service related industry

Jewelry Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of jewelry buyer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for jewelry buyer
  • Analyse weekly sales data to suggest repeats and/or swaps, presenting proposals to Buyer & Merchandiser, and subsequently liaising with vendors to action
  • Manage the repeat and swap process to ensure full advantage is taken of vendor stock availability, quicket possible delivery of stock into the business
  • Pulling sales information and creating trade sheet for weekly meeting to feedback to buyers including delivery highlights / lowlights, key editorial and marketing support features, pulling together best and worst sellers information
  • Support Press, Marketing and Editorial functions in regards to new brand and exclusive launches, supplying buy sheets, delivery and upload updates, style suggestions as necessary
  • Contstantly hawk products on site, taking responsibility for the display of your departments offer (highlighting tricky styling, limited or incorrect product editorial, questionable pricing, duplicated products)
  • Working with personal shopping to aid EIP sales and queries
  • Being point of contact for vendor queries
  • Management of travel schedules and appointment diaries
  • Compilation of Buybles presentation, including new brand, exlcuisve capsule and top spends information
  • Ad hoc projects for Buyers and Buying Director
Qualifications for jewelry buyer
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion, Business or a related discipline is required
  • Flexibility to travel with short notice and to work a demanding schedule which can include on an adhoc basis evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Successful experience in buying in multi brand, multi vendor environment
  • Proven experience building profitable business in Women’s category
  • Knowledge of Open-to-Buy process
  • Strong management and team building experience

Jewelry Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of jewelry buyer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for jewelry buyer
  • Monitors and responds to issues and opportunities resulting from deviations in plan variances
  • Analyzes sales trend, key items, vendor profitability, and aged inventory and make recommendations for driving improved performance
  • Manage OTB budgets, receipt reconciliation, purchase order maintenance, and product tracking
  • Create, analyze and deliver business analysis on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Use reporting to develop an in-depth understanding of product performance, customer base, and micro-assorting
  • Partner with merchandising team to develop and refine seasonal line architecture to maximize omni business needs
  • Facilitate all business ownership and relationship management with third party vendors internal categories
  • Partner closely with planning teams on seasonal budgets, monthly forecasting, and weekly business updates
  • Work alongside visual merchandising partners on monthly floorset walk-thrus and overall product placement in stores
  • Partner with e-commerce merchandising and photo teams to ensure product accuracy and propose enhancements
Qualifications for jewelry buyer
  • Strong product sensibility and understanding of luxury brands
  • Ability to lead team effectively and create an exciting workplace
  • Responsible for planning & overseeing the OTB, taking action
  • Manage the buying process, including building assortments based on historical and current product performance, analyzing business and managing inventory flow
  • Review and analyze business weekly, monthly, seasonally, developing appropriate initiatives
  • Analyzing competitive pricing, product, presentation and timing

Jewelry Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of jewelry buyer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for jewelry buyer
  • Manage the timely entry of markdowns to ensure seamless transitions and communications to cross-functional teams
  • Primary point of contact for third party (watches)
  • Provide analytical creative and managerial support to the buyer
  • Negotiate with vendors, both domestic and international, for price and delivery
  • Source new vendors/expand vendor base
  • Analyze business weekly with responsibility to report findings to upper management
  • Dotted line responsibility relationship with Assistant Buyer
  • Meeting with vendors for any product category as required, to discuss on any product opportunities
  • Builds innovative/differentiated product into assortments, takes informed risks
  • Partner with merchandisers to evaluate plans by re-deploying inventory investment due to shifts in business to maximize financial plans
Qualifications for jewelry buyer
  • Negotiate buying terms with vendors (price, margin, quantity, delivery terms)
  • Proactively motivate selling teams through the communication of product knowledge such as collection notes, training and selling events
  • Keep all cross-functional teams informed on performance, industry trends, new inventory and brand positioning
  • Manage and develop Assistant Buyer and Merchandising Assistant
  • BA/BS degree in business or related field plus two years retail store operations experience
  • Minimum of 18 months experience at a BAA or equivalent level gained in a fast-paced fashion retail buying or merchandising environment with strong administrative skills

Jewelry Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a jewelry buyer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for jewelry buyer
  • Own category brand and product development process, across private label and national brand partners
  • Partner with various departments including but not limited to Planning, Allocation, Marketing, QA, PD, Logistics and In Store Presentation to ensure the correct execution of assortments in stores
  • Maintains detailed assortment plan for assigned styles and practices exception based management, identifying issues and recommending solutions to the buyer
  • Assists Buyer in the execution of all related merchandising activities including creating and placing merchandise orders, monitoring and tracking on order details, and communicates any order revisions to suppliers
  • Create strategies for life of item from purchase to markdown
  • Assists Buyers and other stakeholders in developing assortments and quantifying buys, meeting timing needs with regards to merchandising delivery (moved up from below)
  • Reviews inventory buys, positions or issues with partners in Planning & Allocation
  • Communicates product attributes for systems set up, negotiates pricing/cost
  • Act as liaison for entire Merchandise Action Team relative to marketing, pricing, signing, and store environment
  • Monitors competitor merchandising and shares findings with stakeholders
Qualifications for jewelry buyer
  • 0-3 years experience in merchandising positions
  • A successful track record and a reputation of exceeding performance expectations
  • Prior exposure to flexPLM, RMS and Microstrategy is a plus
  • 5-7 years experience in buying position for a leading retailer
  • Understands our brand and has extensive buyer experience working with a fashion brand
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills and superior written and verbal communication skills

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