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Eileen Fisher Associate Buyer - Company Stores in Irvington, New York

EILEEN FISHER creates simple, sustainable, timeless clothes designed to work together as a system. We make our clothes with intention, supporting people to build their wardrobe meaningfully each season. And we make our clothes to last—and then take them back through our Renew team to be reworn and loved again, or through our Waste No More team, to be remade into entirely new felted designs. We believe in the fundamental potential of every person—our employees, our customers and those who make our clothes—and are committed to cultivating conditions that empower people. It’s all part of our commitment to doing business in a way that helps build a better industry. And a better future. EILEEN FISHER is one of the largest women’s fashion companies to be a certified B Corporation, which means we voluntarily meet high criteria for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Values Statement:

As a founder led Company, our values are deeply embedded in and shape our culture. Our values are a shared responsibility embodied in every position, and are intended to be woven into all that we do; how we approach our work and how we interact with one another. Our values support our commitment to Diversity, Equity + Inclusion, and our commitment to Sustainability guides us to protect our limited natural resources, fight climate change, support human rights and social impact, and inspire the fashion industry to embrace circularity.

  • We are authentic

  • We thrive in connection

  • We trust each other

  • We innovate through creativity

  • We are committed to the health of the whole

  • We are united by purpose

    Position Summary:

The EILEEN FISHER Direct to Consumer channel is the greatest expression of our brand vision. The DTC Buying Team plays a crucial role in bringing that vision to life through the product assortment.

The DTC Associate Buyer will participate in building the assortment for the full-priced stores and digital channel. This role will play a large part in analyzing and sharing past seasons' product performance and applying learnings to the current season. The DTC Associate Buyer is responsible for partnering to quantify each buy, manage inventory levels, and guide the DTC Assistant Buyer in the day-to-day management of everything from order placing and product tracking to collecting feedback from store leaders.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the creation of the assortment for EILEEN FISHER Direct to Consumer channels, suggesting additional or different product needs by store location and grouping

  • Partner closely with the DTC Digital Merchandising and DTC Planning Teams to buy appropriate quantities across the DTC channel as a whole, ensuring budgets and SKU targets are adhered to

  • Collaborate to suggest product for Windows, Homepages, Emails, Direct Mail and Social

  • Reconcile receipts monthly for Open to Buy, carefully managing and tracking inventory flow and future receipts

  • Analyze and share monthly and seasonal on-order rollups during and after each buy

  • Partner with Wholesale Sales to review commonalities and differences in buys

  • Responsible for developing selling reports, analyzing business down to the store-specific level, and sharing product performance weekly and seasonally with teams

  • Assist with pulling and presenting the DTC Buy to internal teams and store leaders

  • Strategize markdown cadence and styles to hold at full price seasonally

  • Communicate with the Merchandising team to ensure that all styles on the DTC buy are set up and partner with the DTC Assistant Buyer and DTC Merch Ops Analyst to categorize products by appropriate attributes

  • Partner with the DTC Planning team on monthly store distros and tiering

  • Visit or speak with stores to gain an understanding of the location, space, the customer and develop relationships with store leaders

  • Communicate regularly with teams on various topics such as product assortment and performance, product suggestions for marketing, markdown strategy, inventory levels and store & customer feedback

Required SkillsRequired Experience

Education :

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience

Required experience:

  • 3-5 years of related experience in the retail or wholesale apparel industry

  • Skilled at creating balanced product assortments

  • Ability to synthesize many data points to draw conclusions and easily summarize key takeaways

  • Can easily communicate what is driving our success and what to repeat and expand upon

  • Excellent analytical and mathematical proficiency with strong business and financial analysis skills

  • High level of experience and proficiency in Excel

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Ability to prioritize and handle competing priorities

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong communication skills