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Assistant Buyer

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Design Within Reach, Inc.

Stamford, CT

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Assistant Buyer




Stamford , CT


DWR is hiring an Assistant Buyer to join our Merchandising team.

This role is

based in our Stamford, CT head office but has the opportunity to split time between Stamford and New York City. As an Assistant Buyer, you'll support the Merchandise team in the curation of a product assortment that represents the tenets of the Design Within Reach brand while driving sales and achieving profit goals. In this role, you'll report to the Buyer for your assigned category.

What you’ll do:

You'll have opportunities to create growth, improve processes, create experiences and

build relationships

every day as you...

Assist in managing vendor relationships; acting as a primary contact for vendors and designers

Closely monitor the DWR critical dates calendar to ensure all deadlines are met (sku build, product testing, photo sample arrival date, etc).

Proof catalog, web, and ads for discrepancies in costing, dimensions, etc.

Review and approve claims on vendor chargeback document weekly.

Facilitate communication between vendors and Product Support team to resolve client concerns, gather product information, and procure supporting materials (swatches, etc).

Assist with monthly and quarterly product training as needed.

Create sales reports for vendor meetings and internal reviews.

Approve Finance costing discrepancies with Buyer approval.

Does this sound like you?

This might be you if you have the following skills and abilities...

1-2 years of experience in merchandising or planning; Retail, Consumer Goods or Design industry experience preferred.

A passion for design and product.

Strong communication skills

when working with internal and external parties; both verbally and in writing.

Strong project management skills.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and a capacity for learning new programs.

Ability to work both independently



to achieve goals

Ability to build working relationships within the Merchandising team and cross-functionally.

As an Assistant Buyer,

you will

be eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, parental leave, green transit subsidy, 401k and more.

Design Within Reach is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.


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