Assistant Buyer

Buying & Planning · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Buying & Planning
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Title:             Assistant Buyer

Location:     Washington, D.C.
Salary:         Competitive salary and benefits package based on qualifications; classified as full-time salaried; exempt and not eligible for overtime.

Reports to:  Director of Buying

Position Overview

Tuckernuck is seeking an Assistant Buyer to support our third party buying strategy, open to buy process, business analysis, purchasing, flow of goods, team relationships and vendor communication. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to self-motivate and drive initiative, while having a deep understanding of our brand and customer. He or she will be an extremely efficient administrative professional who is detail oriented, deadline driven, highly organized, flexible and reliable. This person will have great follow through and the demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment where teamwork is key.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Set up new vendor contacts & payment terms
  • Manage internal product creation, upc imports, and purchase orders for Buying Directors
  • Maintain vendor relationships and terms by responding quickly and accurately to both internal (company) and external (vendor) questions and requests for information. Research problems & provide creative solutions
  • Maintain internal buying presentations ensuring photography and data align with purchase orders
  • Assist in identifying process inefficiencies and making recommendations for process improvements in a timely manner.
  • Assist in daily tasks to support the senior management of the third party Buying Department
  • Work cross functionally with Merchandising, Marketing, Logistics, Operations, Production, Sample & Styling teams when necessary

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 1+ years of related experience


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Passion for the Tuckernuck brand and interested in retail/ fashion
  • Obsessed with details and constantly double checking
  • Motivated by hitting internal and external deadlines
  • Problem-solver with a proactive nature
  • Flexible and adaptable with willingness to support other departments
  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a desire to learn every single day
  • Energetic, kind, sincere, and positive attitude
  • Ability to build solid relationships with teammates and vendor partners
  • Proficient in Excel and ability to learn new software platforms quickly
  • Interest in data analytics to drive decisions

Tuckernuck Core Values
The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following core values that inspire the Tuckernuck team to make a difference.

  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
  • Find the Fun
  • Stay Authentic
  • Respect
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Start Strong & Finish Strong
  • Have Courage

Tuckernuck is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Tuckernuck policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Buying & Planning
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level