Free People Assistant Buyer - Accessories Job at Free People, Philadelphia, PA

  • Free People
  • Philadelphia, PA

Job Description

Role Summary:

Free People is looking for a Buying Assistant who is responsible for assisting the buyer to create an exciting and timely product assortment for the retail and direct businesses that meet or exceed the sales volume and profit for the department.

Role Responsibilities:


  • The Assistant Buyer works with the Buyer to determine the overall mix of product for each buying area to ensure that the final mix is ultimately customer oriented and curated to achieve a set profit plan.
  • Supporting the daily operations within designated buying area and developing partnerships with the buyer on all necessary tasks.
  • Eagerness to contribute to product development heavy classes by collaborating with buyer and vendor partners
  • Working with the buyer to learn to determine the overall mix of market and private label product for each buying area to ensure the final mix is ultimately customer oriented; Working with buyer to place buys with accuracy and in timely manner


  • Help to maintain accurate Buy Sheets by class/ month/ season. Ensuring all PO and style management systems + reporting are aligned and accurate.
  • Entering, updating, managing, and organizing purchase orders to ensure timely delivery and quality product.
  • Managing the flow of merchandise weekly and monthly by managing PO delivery timelines, dates of inventory flow, and weekly tracking.
  • Setting up new vendors, and then helping to onboard them by send them routing guides, pre-ticketing information, etc.
  • Prioritizing and reacting with a sense of urgency to the requests from both the merchant and cross functional teams
  • Fundamental understanding of retail math; speaking to weekly and monthly business notes and reactions; seasonal vendor sales analysis.


  • Vocalizing opinions proactively in cross functional or larger merchant meetings
  • Developing cross functional relationships with market and internal partners
  • Working with merchandizing and styling teams to ensure were marking to big programs/ concepts, and the buy/ deliveries align with the merch cadence
  • Assisting the buying team to proof digital, mailer and catalog copy.
  • Ability to build and maintain productive partnerships and demonstrate strong listening, oral, and written communication skills
  • Manage large magnitude of email streams across a diverse vendor database and in turn, be able to communicate and give updates to manager regarding vendor feedback.

Role Qualifications:
  • 2-3 years experience in buying role from a larger scale brand or company
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Free People target customer and the ability to select the appropriate product/trend that will appeal to the customer and meet their expectations.
  • Fundamental understanding of the statistical components of the business (IMU%, MD%, GM%, selloff, WOS, etc.) and the OTB.
  • Exhibit a professional communication style (both verbal and written) as shown through strong presentation skills, excellent organizational skills and a high sense of urgency.
  • The ability to prioritize tasks in order to balance the immediate and long term needs of the business with a high sense of urgency.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and the ability to learn new computer systems quickly and retain the information.
  • Strong organization and prioritizing skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Detail oriented, accuracy focused
  • Creative thinker and passion for customer/ product
  • Team player with strong communication skills
  • Technologically proficient- quick to learn and utilize systems; Proficient in Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Bachelors Degree in Fashion, Business, or a related field.


The Perks:

URBN offers comprehensive Perks & Benefits to employees. Availability and eligibility to specific benefits may be subject to your location and employment status. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, PTO, generous employee discounts, retirement savings and much more! For additional information visit

EEO Statement:

URBN celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression), religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. We believe strongly in fostering a safe, fair and respectful work environment. To ensure compliance with our non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, we offer anti-harassment training to managers and employees.

Job Tags

Seasonal work, Immediate start, Flexible hours,

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