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Perry Ellis International is seeking an Assistant Buyer for our Original Penguin Retail stores (Full Price & Outlets). The central role of the Assistant Buyer is to assist the buyer by working with planning, marketing, design and store team to build assortments and merchandising strategies for the retail stores. The Assistant Buyer will also create the best overall customer experience in the stores by monitoring assortments to maintain a consistent brand image while delivering and exceeding sales and margin plans.


* Assist the buyer in executing merchandising strategies and seasonal line plans to build profitable assortments that will meet internal margin goals.
* Understand OPG target consumer, shop retail stores, and provide competitive analysis to enhance brand strategies and opportunities.
* Support sales staff with all product information and strategies while partnering with visual merchandising team.
* Analyze retail sales to identify opportunities for improving inventory turns.
* Recommend product assortments by delivery date.
* Coordinate "buy" meetings and set up calendar dates to ensure buys are placed on time.
* Develop Daily, Weekly and Monthly reporting for key metrics to manage the business in order to meet turns and revenue goals for both business channels, Sportswear & Accessories.


* 1-2 years experience in Retail industry
* AA or BA degree in Business or Fashion Merchandising desired
* Microsoft Excel and Word proficient.
* Knowledge of retail math.
* Knowledge of product development process a plus.
* Knowledge of brand management a plus.
* Analytical aptitude, Financially minded, Strategic thinker, Results driven, Detail oriented, Highly organized, Sense of urgency, Collaborative.
* Candidate must have strong communication & organizational skills.

About Perry Ellis International Inc.

Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Perry Ellis) is an apparel company in the United States. The Company designs, sources, markets and licenses its products nationally and internationally at multiple price points and across all levels of retail distribution in over 15,000 selling doors. Its portfolio of brands includes the Perry Ellis family of brands, Axis, Tricots St. Raphael, Jantzen, John Henry, Cubavera, the Havanera Co., Natural Issue, Munsingwear, Grand Slam, Original Penguin by Munsingwear (Original Penguin), Mondo di Marco, Redsand, Pro Player, Manhattan, Axist, Savane, Farah, Gotcha, Girl Star, MCD, Laundry by Shelli Segal and C&C California. It also licenses the Nike brand for swimwear and swimwear accessories; licenses the JAG brand for men's and women's swimwear and cover-ups; licenses the Callaway Golf brand for golf apparel; licenses the PGA TOUR brand, including Champions Tour, for golf apparel; licensee for PING golf apparel, and is a licensee for Dockers outerwear. (Source: 10-K)

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