Sales Associate- Merchandise
Remedy Intelligent Staffing - Kissimmee, FL

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Job Description A Sales Associate is responsible for the products that the company sells, making fashion buyer jobs quite important for the company and for the brand that they carry. They oversee the development of clothes which are targeted towards a particular market and price range. Depending on how big the company is, there might be one fashion buyer or a team of fashion buyers responsible for the clothes which the company would carry. Most of Sales Associate communicates to both internal and external stakeholders, so proper public relations are a definite plus. They need to communicate effectively within the team, as well as the clothing suppliers and manufacturers so as to avoid misunderstandings which are very crucial in the fashion industry. Sales Associate typically work with the merchandising team, fashion designers (if any), and department managers to decide on the right pieces which they will sell. They need to visualize the budget and the profits that the company would make, as well as how much they need to spend and they need to gain. Sales Associate jobs entail you to maintain good relations with suppliers, while being able to negotiate prices with them. A fashion buyer is also the one who makes sure that suppliers deliver the new stocks on time. Sales Associate also monitor the best-selling pieces in the stores and make sure that they are always available for consumers. As a Sales Associate, you need to think ahead of time and always be prepared - especially when the season changes. Season changes mean that there is a new collection of clothes. The most important seasons would be autumn and spring. A typical fashion buyer buys clothes at least six months in advance; this means that you would be buying autumn /winter clothes in January to February, and then again for the spring/summer collection in August.
Being a Merchandiser requires you to be creative and to be flexible. Since a fashion buyer would probably be traveling to the important places in the fashion world like Paris, then moving on to Asia to make sure that these clothing pieces would be produced just like how you want them to be, flying shouldn't be a problem for you. Studying the past and the present, as well as forecasting future fashion trends is also a must. A good Merchandiser is always good and confident with people. They know how to negotiate and to practice good public relations, as well as mingle and maintain good relations with suppliers and designers. They also know how to be decisive, and are well-motivated and imaginative. Perhaps the best quality that most merchandiser jobs find would be enthusiasm, as well as self-motivation. Nothing beats it when a Merchandiser loves his or her job, and has a passion for fashion and clothes. It also helps if they love challenges, and are excited about learning the buying behaviors of their target market so they can develop better clothing pieces to sell. Being able to stand for long periods of time. Lift at least 20lbs. Must be available to work weekends and Holidays.

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