Assistant Buyer

Date Posted September 21, 2021
  • Department Buying
  • Location Toronto, ON
  • Job ID 97878

YM Inc. was founded on the strength of a single retail store in the heart of downtown Toronto in 1975, under the name Stitches. 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, Suzy Shier, Bluenotes, West 49, Mandee and Charlotte Russe.

Our goal is to sustain performance that exceeds expectations. We are committed to creating a culture where people feel valued and inspired to achieve results. We give our people the appropriate tools, freedom and authority to make decisions. They are accountable for their actions and we recognize their efforts and reward their results. We attract and nurture the best people by providing leadership opportunities, career development and continuous learning. We are committed to leading by example and with integrity. We treat people with respect and dignity, promote the benefits of diversity and address challenges in a direct and compassionate manner. We engage people in our goals and objectives; we listen and act on new ideas where possible. That is our Philosophy.

Position Overview:

ASSISTANT BUYER with an Eye for the Latest Trends

Do you have a passion for fast fashion? Is your team as important to you as what you wear every day? YM Inc. is home to multiple fashion brands you know 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 trends to fit their budget. Why join us? Because what we do is really cool!

ABOUT THE ROLE

Have you always dreamed about learning more about the fashion industry and ultimately, having input into 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 wear something new, then this is the role for you.

At YM Inc, we offer rewarding opportunities 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.

JOB DUTIES

In this role, you will:

· Utilize your knowledge of current market trends

· Create purchase orders and manage pricing

· Communicate and create valuable partnerships with international suppliers and vendors

WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU IF YOU…

· Have gone to one of the awesome post-secondary schools and completed a Fashion Merchandising 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!

· Amazing organization skills, outstanding time management abilities, great attention to detail and very good with numbers.

· Everyone knows how to use MS Office these days, but if you are an Excel wiz… Perfect!

Ambition, capability, and innovation are all must-haves when we are looking for new talents. 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.

YM Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest: However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

As a result of Covid-19, most of our employees presently work remotely. When required to attend the office, strict safety protocols are in place. We are currently utilizing a virtual hiring process and interview candidates by phone or Zoom/Teams.
YM Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility

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