Apparel Buyer Resume Samples

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Guide the recruiter to the conclusion that you are the best candidate for the apparel buyer job. It’s actually very simple. Tailor your resume by picking relevant responsibilities from the examples below and then add your accomplishments. This way, you can position yourself in the best way to get hired.

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Experience Experience
11/2015 present
San Francisco, CA
Bike Accessories / Apparel Buyer
San Francisco, CA
Bike Accessories / Apparel Buyer
11/2015 present
San Francisco, CA
Bike Accessories / Apparel Buyer
11/2015 present
  • Provide product layout and visual merchandising assistance to all locations
  • Liaison with marketing manager on marketing efforts, product selection, merchandising, etc
  • Manage and correct any warehouse problems in a timely manner
  • Evaluate sales trends, and create methods for sales growth
  • Effectively manage sales, margin, and turns
  • Communicate fluently with co-workers and guests in accurate spoken and written English
  • Comply with budgets and OTBs
01/2010 09/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Buyer, Apparel
Philadelphia, PA
Buyer, Apparel
01/2010 09/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Buyer, Apparel
01/2010 09/2015
  • Work closely with internal product management and development team to provide inputs to improve the tool sets and related infrastructure
  • Manage the key business inputs of product assortment, selection, price, and promotion to achieve our sales and margin targets
  • Work closely with global counterparts to share best practices and learn mistakes from the others
  • Manage full financial P&L of their vendor matrix
  • Develop and lead weekly, monthly, and annual buying, planning & marketing reviews
  • Develop and lead strategy for vendor negotiations
  • Build internal and external metric reports that drive new selection
05/2007 08/2009
Philadelphia, PA
Buyer Apparel
Philadelphia, PA
Buyer Apparel
05/2007 08/2009
Philadelphia, PA
Buyer Apparel
05/2007 08/2009
  • Develop a product selection that will maximize sales, profit and gross margin
  • Manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines while remaining flexible to change priorities
  • Effectively interface with Senior Executives and make recommendations
  • Work with merchandisers, review reports and studies. Review product and offer direction in order to ensure proper distribution and allocation of product
  • Work closely with Planner in order to ensure that buys are analyzed for maximum results
  • Analyze market trends to establish a pattern of projected sales
  • Prepare all paper work for all budget and sales meetings
Education Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Howard University
Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Skills Skills
  • Integrate strong and clear analysis and business rationale into sound decision making
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects & business partnerships
  • Passionately advocate for the customer and category within Amazon
  • Represent Amazon when meeting with senior executive teams from top vendors and build long term strategic relationships
  • Develop and lead weekly, monthly, and annual buying, planning & marketing reviews
  • Manage the key business inputs of product assortment, selection, price, and promotion to achieve our sales and margin targets
  • Develop and lead strategy for vendor negotiations
  • Manage full financial P&L of their vendor matrix
  • Maintain an accurate and robust pipeline and commit to a forecast of specific business opportunities within a time period
  • Work closely with global counterparts to share best practices and learn mistakes from the others
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Senior Buyer Apparel Resume Examples & Samples

  • Experienced buyer with 5-7 years of retail buying experience and 2-4 years as a manager
  • Strong negotiator and have excellent presentation skills
  • Have a sound knowledge of international production processes
  • Travel internationally and domestically
  • Set priorities, foster cohesion and provide motivation to cross functional teams
  • Assess employee strengths and developmental needs
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Bike Accessories / Apparel Buyer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Purchase Bike hardgoods, softgoods and accessories for multiple locations
  • Evaluate sales trends, and create methods for sales growth
  • Coordinate efforts, direction of market-based merchandisers
  • Manage and correct any warehouse problems in a timely manner
  • Travel to store, warehouse, & ecommerce locations
  • Travel to trade shows, as necessary
  • College degree, strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with JDA MMS
  • Experience with AS400 system
  • Outdoor industry / cycling experience
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Apparel Buyer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimum 5 years buying experience in apparel
  • Initiate and maintain excellent vendor relationships
  • Decisive analytical skills
  • Experience with merchandise allocation for 80+ store chain
  • Excel competence
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Apparel Buyer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assist in developing and driving key departmental merchandising strategies across all development types that are both conceptually & financially sound
  • Make fact‐based decisions to improve and/or drive the business, using historical analysis to determine purchases; manage in‐season business and identify opportunities for incremental volume and increased margin
  • React quickly and efficiently to sales trends, and proactively modify the assortment based on strong/weak selling, receipt flow and OTB
  • Oversee all aspects of the assortment with a clear point of view regarding product and flow for each distinct dev type ‐ PD, PL, Downtown and Brands
  • Partner with planning counterparts & DMM to develop seasonal line plans for each dev type within every category in the department; an architecture that supports a profitable business model
  • Initiate & plan promotions and marketing activities with internal partners that positively activate sales & keep the customer interested; own with marketing & merchandising partners
  • Actively participate in monthly buy reviews and buy process with clearly articulated assortment point of view
  • Develop, execute, and track weekly, monthly, and quarterly forecasts and results in partnership with DMM & planning partners ‐ viewpoint from product/merchant perspective on necessary maneuvering
  • Seek out new brands and vendors that serve to elevate category and brand
  • Mentor & train associate & assistant buyer(s); oversee development and workload of Assistant & MA
  • Partner with key cross functional partners to drive a compelling site experience that is fresh and relevant to drive sales results and ensures a cohesive viewpoint
  • Travel required as role dictates ‐ Mandatory attendance at monthly store meetings, sending delegate in place when unable to attend
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Buyer Apparel Resume Examples & Samples

  • Work in conjunction with vendors and/or product development to establish a line of product that meets the needs of our customer
  • Analyze market trends to establish a pattern of projected sales
  • Work with DMM to plan line, review studies and reports to build a product line for a given season
  • Work with other buyers from other divisions in order to coordinate product delivery
  • Work closely with Planner in order to ensure that buys are analyzed for maximum results
  • Effectively partner with planning and merchandising team in order to maximize results
  • Manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines while remaining flexible to change priorities
  • Effectively interface with Senior Executives and make recommendations
  • Develop a product selection that will maximize sales, profit and gross margin
  • Demonstrated understanding of the product and the customer
  • Demonstrated understanding of market and fashion trends
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Converse Buyer Outlet Apparel & Accessories Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in Merchandising or Buying related role
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications, specifically Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to solve complex problems and take a new perspective using existing solutions
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, able to see the “bigger” picture
  • Ability to follow through and meet timelines
  • Apparel buying experience a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
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Senior Buyer, Global Apparel & Accessories Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive responsibility in traditional and/or non-traditional retail outlets, with a focus on apparel & accessories (namely T-shirts, fleece, outerwear, sleepwear, scarves, gloves, hair accessories, etc.); preferably in the entertainment industry
  • Proven experience in all aspects of retail including wholesale, Ecommerce and licensing
  • Ability to manage and develop up to 3 direct reports
  • Proven experience in merchandising with high-profile brands within a fast moving residential and touring show environment
  • Familiarity with promoter and 3rd party business models and operations as content owner
  • Advanced knowledge of all MS Office, Photo Shop programs
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Buyer, Apparel Resume Examples & Samples

  • Passionately advocate for the customer and category within Amazon
  • Manage full financial P&L of their vendor matrix
  • Represent Amazon when meeting with senior executive teams from top vendors and build long term strategic relationships
  • Cross functional collaboration on necessary systems and processes to support business needs
  • Manage the key business inputs of product assortment, selection, price, and promotion to achieve our sales and margin targets
  • Integrate strong and clear analysis and business rationale into sound decision making
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects & business partnerships
  • Maintain an accurate and robust pipeline and commit to a forecast of specific business opportunities within a time period
  • Work closely with internal product management and development team to provide inputs to improve the tool sets and related infrastructure
  • Build internal and external metric reports that drive new selection
  • The ideal candidate has strong business judgment with a track record of successful mass-vendor marketing/acquisition and overall relationship management
  • Proven analytical thinking, project management skills, attention to detail, and exceptional organizational skills are musts
  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant merchandising/business development experience required
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in Japanese
  • Conversational English is preferred
  • Knowledge of the fashion industry and/or seasonal business is preferred
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Buyer, Kid s Apparel Resume Examples & Samples

  • Negotiate buying terms with vendors (price, quantity, and delivery terms)
  • Develop financial plan for the vendor(s) (profitability targets, markup and receipt flow)
  • Establish cross-functional relationships in order to effectively grow and maintain business and financial expectations
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Senior Buyer, Apparel Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop and lead strategy for vendor negotiations
  • Develop and lead weekly, monthly, and annual buying, planning & marketing reviews
  • Work closely with global counterparts to share best practices and learn mistakes from the others
  • Build internal and external metric reports
  • Candidate must be an effective leader and communicator and a seasoned problem-solver
  • Self-motivated with a great sense of urgency and follow-through
  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant marketing/business development experience required
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in both Japanese and English as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations
  • Knowledge of the fashion industry is preferred
  • Microsoft Excel proficiency
  • Masters degree preferred
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Buyer, Non-apparel & Home Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop and drive key merchandising strategies and tactics to grow non apparel and home categories on a consistent and profitable basis using a deep understanding of our business, target customers, and competition
  • Achieve financial and strategic goals of foundations category: sales, gross margin, days of supply, and stock turnover
  • Partner with the creative and PLQ teams to verify that product is on time, in stock and representative of MC quality standards
  • Develop and manage vendor relationships and terms negotiations, including margin, RTVs, and samples, acting as the primary point-person for strategic vendors. Effectively manage vendor base to drive topside financial goals
  • Partner with key cross functional partners to drive a compelling site experience that is fresh and relevant to drive sales results
  • Develop, execute, and track weekly, monthly, and quarterly forecasts and results for merchandising and product categories (PL and market)
  • Fosters a work environment that embodies the ModCloth’s values and norms
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Buyer, Lauren Apparel Resume Examples & Samples

  • Accuracy of buying office work product (i.e. - PO Management)
  • Develop, retain and identify talent
  • Formulate and profitably execute the development, selection, procurement and promotion of
  • Confident and independent recommendations and accountability for managing and achieving
  • Routinely exhibit the ability to successfully influence or direct a manager level peer
  • Regularly utilize partnerships (both internal and external) to grow the business and the scope of the
  • Expand expertise by leading or making contributions to a cross-functional team or committee
  • Consistently present a global perspective encompassing businesses beyond the basic accountability
  • Routinely develop new product strategies that expand, encompass or parallel corporate business
  • Experience managing both a vertical and licensee business