Sales Assistant wanted for this accessories company. Will be responsible for organizing files, managing samples, creating spreadsheets, as well as many other tasks changing on a daily basis. Need an organized, dependable person, able to multi-task, and works well with others and has an interest in the fashion accessories world. Must be proficient in Microsoft excel.
If interested please send resume to [email protected]
Faces is an independently run, multi-department store focusing on fashion, gift and home goods for over 40 years – and still going strong! We have a dynamic management team and an innovative buying team tuned in to the markets and changing lifestyle trends. We shop aggressively and nationally. We have 10,000 square feet located in Northampton, MA and are a part of the Five College Community. Jenny Lind described Northampton as “Paradise in America”; Learn more about our town here.
Overview – The buyer is responsible for setting the fashion direction; creating the seasonal plan by department, class and sku, creating the Open To Buy plan by month in units/dollars, editing assortments, ordering and timing deliveries, overseeing the look of the sales floor with the merchandise crew, tracking sales, reorder’s, markdowns, plan promotions, season transition and repeat. In short, a person who understands the business from before the merchandise arrives until it leaves in the customer’s hands. Our fashion customers are women, aged 16-45, with the 16–30 demographic as our prominent buyer.
–Set department direction, priorities and communicate plan effectively.
–Develop and execute seasonal merchandise plans.
–Complete accurate OTB plan monthly, in units and dollars at dept/class level.
–Place purchase orders and re-orders to ensure timely delivery of merchandise.
–Develop assortment plans.
–Analyze weekly and monthly sales and inventory reporting.
–Manage in-season pricing to achieve financial objectives.
–Manage IMU, MMU and markdown strategies.
–Generate purchase orders and maintain product flow.
–Manage delivery timelines.
–Monitor and maintain appropriate inventory levels for all fashion merchandise.
–Maintain vendor relationships.
Requirements: The following skill set (in no particular order) is the bare minimum you’ll need:
Organized, Self Starter, Entrepreneurial, Responsible, Common Sense and Thinks on the fly; Curious/Inquisitive, Hands on, Multitasker, Detail Oriented, Flexible, Energetic, Personable and a Decision Maker.
In addition to the above skill set, other minimum qualifications are:
–Strong experience in merchandise buying, planning and budgeting.
–Expertise in retail math including Merchandise Information Systems experience.
–Demonstrated experience in OTB assortment and category planning.
–Bachelors degree from a 4 year college or university.
–Minimum 3-5 years retail buying experience including your own vendor connections.
–Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills.
–Regular travel to trade show and markets.
–Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
–Expertise in Microsoft Office and proficiency in creating detailed Excel spreadsheets.
–Strong business aptitude with negotiation skills and demonstrated success working independently, as part of a team and delivering results including setting measurable goals and building relationships.
–Passion for customer service excellence.
Benefits/What we will offer you – Competitive compensation package including paid vacation and personal time off, profit sharing, bonus potential, a medical, dental and optical plan and an amazing place to be yourself and live freely!
If you are qualified and would like to discuss the full scope of the position please send us your cover letter and resume, both as an attachment and pasted into the body of the email to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.