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Retail Buyer - Emerging Brands

Location: Huntington Beach
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: Jul 31


This buying role will be responsible for assorting, planning and managing RVCA/Element/DC Shoes for our retail locations. They will report to the Director of Buying.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • RVCA/Element/DC Shoes – Men’s and Women’s Apparel, Swim, Accessories and Footwear
  • Work collaboratively with the brands to highlight marketed stories and execute the brand vision in store
  • Work with Visual Merchandising to set directives in store
  • Collaborate with Brand specific marketing teams to develop POP and Window Signage
  • Execute assortment plans to meet seasonal sales and margin targets
  • OTB and Inventory Management
  • 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 Director of Buying 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
  • Highly organized and strong prioritization skills – comfortable handling multiple categories efficiently
  • 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
  • 2+ Years as a Softgoods Buyer
  • Successfully managed a category in previous experience
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher
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