Assistant Buyer

Date Posted June 28, 2018
  • Department Buying
  • Location Toronto, ON
  • Job ID 28122

Website YM Inc.

Ambitious Assistant BUYER with an eye for the latest trends

Do you have a passion for fast fashion? Have you always envisioned yourself working in a successful retail company? Is your team as important to you as what you wear every day? YM Inc. is home to multiple fashion brands you kcnow and love. We know that true value is more than just low prices. That’s why our team constantly seeks new ways to excite customers with leading fashion items and trends to fit their budget. Why join us? Because what we do is really cool!


Have you always dreamed about learning more about the fashion industry and ultimately, having input on what people will be wearing next season? If you love staying on top of the latest trends and being the first of your friends to create something new, then this is the role for you.

At YM Inc, you will be able to stitch one skill on to another to create a skillful career silhouette. We provide a wealth of opportunity whether it is a first job or a lifelong profession. When we hire someone, we want to keep them for as long as we can. Therefore, promoting from within is part of our culture. In addition, we offer rewarding challenges in a fast-paced and unique environment within the ever-changing curve of fashion retail. On top of that, you get to enjoy benefits like continuous hands-on training and learning programs, lucrative bonus opportunities, engaging corporate events as well as a fantastic employee discount.


As an Assistant Buyer, you will be working alongside Senior Buyers and Managers to secure the upcoming collections for our stores.

In this role, you will:

  • Utilize your knowledge in current market trends
  • Create purchase orders and manage pricing
  • Communicate and create valuable partnerships with international suppliers and vendors


  • Have gone to one of the awesome post-secondary schools and completed an relevant program
  • Have worked in a retail setting before, understand customers and how stores operate to be able to fill the racks with this season’s stylish selection of merchandise
  • Your nose is constantly in fashion magazines, your Instagram feed consists of designers, models, and influencers and you constantly use #OOTD on your own post!
  • Everyone knows how to use MS Office these days, but if you are an Excel wiz… Perfect!

Furthermore, our best Assistant Buyers have outstanding organizations skills, superhuman time management abilities and an amazing memory for details.

Ambition, capability, and innovation are all must-haves when we are looking for new talents. Our team is as diverse as the merchandise we carry. We strive to find people that are both team workers and top performers, eager to grow within the company and able to reach new heights together with us.


At YM Inc, we are always first with fashion. We believe that everyone should have access to clothing they love to wear. We make it our mission to not only provide the latest styles and trends, but to make them attainable and affordable. Across all our brands, we provide value for today’s trends for kids, teens and adults. Today we are one of North America’s leading apparel retailers operating over 700 stores across Canada and the United States under the following banners: Stitches, Urban Planet, Urban Behavior, Sirens, Urban Kids, West49, Amnesia, Suzy Shier, Bluenotes, Mandee, Annie Sez and Afaze. By developing the best shopping experiences and offering the best retail brands and prices, we are well positioned to continue our success, now and in the future.

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