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ZALORA - Assistant Buyer

ZALORA is currently looking for an Assistant Buyer to transform our data and turning it into insights that matter. Reporting to the Regional Category Manager, this role is 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.

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
  • Review market analysis for emerging trends in colours, materials, and categories
  • Participate in weekly meetings with Planning & Allocation to ensure the department achieves financial targets for turn and sell-through goals
  • Communicate new ideas for improvements and opportunities with Marketing, production, and customer service departments
  • Perform continuous competitor analysis by researching runways, blogs, websites, magazines, etc
  • Follow up with suppliers, product pricing, responsible for repricing and markdowns
  • Assist in the orders placement
  • Manage pricing strategy and effectively maintain stock and catalogue planning
  • Help communication with brands and manage relationship (e.g. send weekly reports, assist in processes between brands and Zalora)
  • Coordinate brand launch and follow up with support departments (Marketing, Logistics, Production teams)
  • Ensuring discrepancies are cleared and payments are made
  • Owner of data quality, e.g. cost prices calculated correctly
  • Raise reports and assist buyers in analytical tasks

Requirements:

  • Minimum Diploma/Bachelor degree in any field
  • 1-2 years’ experience in fashion industry (preferred)
  • Must have a strong desire to work in the fashion industry and demonstrate the ability to identify fashion trends
  • Excel skills a must
  • Good understanding of financial retail measurements such as sales, gross margin, and inventory productivity
  • Ability to work in a fast developing working environment
  • Very strong drive and will to make a difference
  • Problem solving skills with proactive and positive working attitude
  • Good command in English, both written and speaking skill
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