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Assistant Buyer / Merchant Los Angeles


VICI Los Angeles CA United States

3 weeks ago

VICI is an e-commerce company that sells quality, affordable, on-trend clothing for the contemporary woman. Established in 2012, VICI has experienced over 200% growth in the past two years from 50 to over 250 employees. The VICI brand has a strong e-commerce presence and sells 90% of its product online.

VICI’s brand was created based on trends the founders saw after the 2009 recession. Consumers... were becoming cautious about spending, yet women’s desire for affordable fashion remained. What sets VICI apart is an unwavering commitment to customer service and a zeal for social media marketing.


We’re looking for an Assistant Buyer to help manage a department and assist buyers in daily tasks.

Essential Functions:
• Assist the Buyer and larger buying team with daily tasks as needed
• Work with Sample Team on managing samples for the department
• Supports the Buyers in all product selection, price negotiation and purchasing decisions of the Merchandising Department
• Manage formal communication for purchase orders and changes with vendors
• Process all purchase orders, including coding and communicating the information to vendors
• Help conduct weekly and quarterly business reviews to track and analyze merchandising results
• Work with vendors and buyers to support negotiation of PO terms including cost
• Update PO system for retail changes, cost changes and extension dates
• Maintain and update Open-to-buy/recap sheets daily, weekly and monthly
• Maintains Assortment tool for the department
• Attends fit sessions with Vendors to make independent decisions on fit of product comments and/ or approval for the department
• Communicate with Distribution Center on problems related to order shipping issues
• Answer vendor inquiries
• Responsible for daily analysis of product sell outs to make decisions on chase inventory to book into
• Organizes incoming P.P. and T.O.P samples and strikeoffs/ labdips to review and approve in a timely matter
• Owns small portion of the department’s business in assorting, analyzing historic metrics and performance to make competent buying recommendations and decisions

• Thrives in a fast paced environment
• Detail oriented and organized. Knowledge of excel and office a must
• Assistant buying or merch clerical experience preferred within a fast fashion company
• Ability to operate independently and make decisions on their own, while establishing strong working relationships with buyers and cross-functional teams
• Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills
• Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines
• Ability to adapt well to change in direction and priority in a fast- paced and deadline-oriented environment
• Efficient organization, prioritization, and time management skills
• Strong analytical skills and the ability to draw conclusions to make recommendations and decisions
• High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
• Ability to make sound independent decisions on own that impact business and product

Work Environment:
• Works in an indoor office/home office environment, temperature controlled
• Sit for long periods, standing and walking intermittently
• Use office equipment such as computer, mouse, keyboard, printer
• Occasionally lift or pull up to 20 pounds

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in related field (or equivalent work experience)
• 1-3 years prior experience in retail merchandising
• Strong mathematical and analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency working with large data sets
• Must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language fluently, and communicate verbally and in writing at a professional level

An estimated compensation range for this position in the LA is: $63-70K. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

VICI is committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, and industry. That is why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. VICI is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy status, veteran status, or disability status. We believe that a variety of perspectives will make our teams and business stronger
Los Angeles CA USA

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