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ZALORA - Assistant Buyer (Perm & Contract)

ZALORA is looking to find the most talented Assistant Buyer to transform our data and turning it into insights that matter. Reporting to the Head of Category, this role is based in Singapore and be accountable to consolidate, analyse, prepare and propose buys and forecast to key ZALORA stakeholders. This is a unique, exciting opportunity to influence minds and make a positive difference to ZALORA, and to your career.

We have 1 Contract position and 2 Full-Time position at the moment. 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for selecting product, meeting suppliers, placing order, and maintaining day-to-day relationship with Suppliers
  • Review weekly sales performance to identify potential re-order opportunities and recommend styles that require markdowns
  • Develop promotional strategies for seasonal items, key holiday events, and in-store contests
  • Review market analysis for emerging trends in colors, materials, and categories
  • Participate in weekly meetings with Planning & Allocation to ensure the department achieves financial targets for turn and sell-through goals
  • Train, motivate, and develop assistant buyer
  • Communicate new ideas for improvements and opportunities with Marketing, production, and customer service departments
  • Execute a merchandise assortment plan that supports the financial, merchandising, and marketing objectives set by senior management
  • Perform continuous competitor analysis by researching runways, blogs, websites, magazines, etc
     

Requirements:

  • Entry level 
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in any field
  • 1-2 years’ experience in fashion/retail industry (i.e. If you have worked part-time as retail/sales associate with fashion retail companies)
  • Must have a strong desire to work in the fashion industry and demonstrate the ability to identify fashion trends
  • Good understanding of financial retail measurements such as sales, gross margin, and inventory productivity is an advantage
  • Ability to work in a fast developing working environment
  • Very strong drive and will to make a difference
  • Strong negotiating, problem solving skills with proactive and positive working attitude
  • Good command in English, both written and speaking skill
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