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Associate Buyer

Location: Huntington Beach
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: Jul 08


The Associate Buyer will be responsible for managing specific categories under the supervision and leadership of the buyer. This position will be based in Huntington Beach and will report to a Buyer.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Accessories, Women’s Footwear and Billabong Girls
  • Creating assortment plans to meet seasonal sales and margin targets
  • OTB and Inventory Management
  • Establish vendor and category contribution plans
  • Evaluate selling and reporting weekly/monthly to leadership
  • Order creation and entry
  • SKU Maintenance
  • Manage transfer and markdown files for designated categories
  • Work cross functionally with planning, allocation, visual merchandising, marketing, and store teams
  • Work with Buyer on career development and growth plan
  • Additional tasks as needed


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong Retail Math skills
  • Ability to analyze and generate accurate sales, turn, and margin reports
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to work cross functionally in a fast-paced environment – flexible as day to day may change
  • Strong time management skills with a sense of urgency
  • Trend forecasting and Industry knowledge
  • Ability to learn internal business systems
  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • 3+ years as an Assistant Buyer
  • Successfully managed a category in previous experience – “at once” businesses a plus
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher
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