Retail Buying Coordinator



Culver City, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2023

Who We Are:

Founded in 2009, Reformation is a revolutionary lifestyle brand that proves fashion and sustainability can coexist. We combine stylish, vintage-inspired designs with sustainable practices, releasing limited-edition collections for individuals who want to look beautiful and live sustainably. Setting an example for the industry, Reformation remains at the forefront of innovation in sustainable fashion—running the first sustainable factory in Los Angeles, using deadstock and eco fabrics, tracking and sharing the environmental impact of every product, and investing in the people who make this revolution possible. The brand has also established itself as a pioneer in retail innovation, developing an in-store tech concept that brings the best of its online experience to its physical doors.

We are a future focused organization committed to the belief that the problems facing our planet and society can be solved through innovation, common sense and education. Being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We're #2.

Here at Ref, we put people first. We know that you can't innovate and do cool stuff without having everyone on board. So we work to create a culture where everyone feels like they belong and where their voices are truly valued. We build an inclusive culture together and make a real impact along the way.

Buying Coordinator:

The Buying Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the retail buying team and report to the Director of Retail Buying. This is a highly collaborative role and the buying coordinator will serve as a critical part of building a fast growing business, partnering closely with a variety of cross functional teams. The ideal candidate will be analytical, organized, innovative, tech savvy and have excellent communication skills. Because the environment is fast-paced, the role requires flexibility, ability to juggle multiple tasks and have an entrepreneurial spirit!. Last but certainly not least, this person should be passionate about fashion and sustainability!

What You'll Do:

  • Supports Retail Buying team in store assortment planning
  • Generate, track and maintain purchase orders throughout the entire process including item creation, size tool requests and fabric availability
  • Communicate purchase order changes to all relevant teams
  • Assist with creating and generating weekly, monthly and yearly best seller reports
  • Manage on order report and track receipts on a weekly basis
  • Assist associate merchant with managing and maintaining assortment tools
  • Manage and maintain various calendars, tools and reporting
  • Identify process improvements and bring recommendations to teams
  • Assist with creating assortment decks for new store openings, store product knowledge and special projects
  • Pull and track samples to support visual merchandising of the assortment
  • Partner and communicate with cross functional teams
  • Take initiative beyond basic responsibilities

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience in retail industry: buying or merchandising preferred
  • Knowledge of retail and business metrics
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Team player
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Primarily Excel and Powerpoint) and Google
  • Flexible and able to perform in a fast paced environment
  • Planning/organization
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-starter, takes initiative and has a sense of urgency
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Who You Are:

  • You are a go-getter; you are competitive and have a natural drive to get things done
  • You are an innovator
  • You are comfortable giving honest, direct feedback both written and verbally
  • You are super smart with strong problem solving skills
  • You love product and completely get the Reformation customer
  • You are scrappy and can do a lot without extensive resources
  • Your colleagues love working with you and your manager loves having you on the team
  • You can set targets and manage a cross-functional effort to achieve those targets
  • You motivate others; you communicate clearly; you inspire your coworkers
  • You are a collaborative, hard working and a problem solver

Benefits & Perks:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance for eligible employees
  • Paid vacation, sick, holidays & volunteer time-off for eligible employees
  • Mission based company + casual and entrepreneurial work environment
  • Clothing discount, dog-friendly office, company events + parties and much more
  • 401K with company match

The Reformation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

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