Assistant Buyer

Zumiez Lynnwood, WA

About the Job


The assistant buyer is a critical position to the operation of the buying department. Responsible for assisting in buying process, proactive reporting and primary communication with the store team.


  • Assist in accurate sku and PO creation process for buying team
  • Track deliveries and ensure timely, accurate allocation
  • Prepare daily, weekly, monthly sales reporting
  • Sample coordination for the team
  • Assist buyer in store to store transfers and preparing markdowns (store impact)
  • Main point of contact for product inquiries from stores
  • Manage small categories/vendors with oversight


  • 1 to 3 years retail experience
  • Bachelors degree preferred or combination of equivalent education and work experience
  • Understanding and application of "retail math" and business analysis
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Maintains an awareness and understanding of the Zumiez customer, market and industry trends
  • Ability and willingness to work hard in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to express creativity and innovative ideas
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Proficiency in computer programs including Microsoft Office and internal buying systems
  • High attention to detail


  • Ability to sit in stationary position in an office environment for extended periods of time and work on a PC without limitations
  • Must be able to distinguish colors and inspect materials on product
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery