Assistant Buyer - Century 21

POSTED ON 9/10/2022 CLOSED ON 11/7/2022
Legends Global Merchandise Hired Organization Address New York, NY Full Time

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Assistant Buyer - Century 21

Founded in 2008, Legends is a premium experiences company with six divisions operating worldwide – Global Planning, Global Sales, Global Partnerships, Hospitality, Global Merchandise, and Global Technology Solutions – offering clients and partners a 360-degree data and analytics fueled service solution platform to elevate their brand and execute their vision. Currently, Legends works with marquee clients across business verticals including professional sports; collegiate; attractions; entertainment; and conventions and leisure. We are the industry leaders in designing, planning and realizing exceptional experiences in sports and entertainment. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TheLegendsWay.


Recognized leaders in retail and merchandising worldwide, Legends Global Merchandise provides a fully customized, customer-centric, omnichannel shopping experience for fans. Our vertical service solution allows us to provide the latest trends, styles, designs, and brand collaborations across different categories. For in-venue, e-commerce and pop-up operations, Legends sets the standard when it comes to a unique shopping experience. We pride ourselves in creating a customized portfolio of inventory based on each property and operating as a true extension of each client’s brand. Different guests want different things, and we are here to build and provide a tailored retail experience.


Century 21 the iconic retailer and purveyor of off-price luxury fashion has teamed with Legends to introduce a revitalized shopping experience to the Century 21st faithful local and global fans. This partnership will bring fans of the iconic brand an enhanced shopping experience in-store and online. The re-opened Cortlandt Street location will span the four main floors of the original downtown space and will offer men’s, women’s and children’s designer apparel, footwear, outerwear, handbags accessories and fragrances


The Assistant Buyer understands the comprehensive implementation plan provided by the Buyer and takes proactive action to fully support its successful execution. Must be strategic and confident enough to work with key principals from all major companies in the industry. Assists with the merchandise selection process, conducts order follow-up and is aware of inventory flow; places replenishment orders if approved for this action.


  • Serves as a FlourishC21 ambassador by embracing and demonstrating Legends/Century 21’s Higher Purpose of “Delivering Value to Live Better” and Core Values.
  • Drive revenue by procuring the best brands and the most compelling product assortments, at the sharpest prices.
  • Demonstrates a passion to be fashion forward and fashion-right, unafraid to take risks.
  • Analyzes business performance weekly and works with buyer to take appropriate business actions.
  • Accepts Buyer directives and accountability for the execution of the merchandise plan, while proactively taking self-imposed actions to enhance the guest experience.
  • Works with the planning organization to develop by-store assortment plans that support overall strategy of in-stock positioning for key merchandise categories, classifications, items and vendors.
  • Serves as key point-of-contact for vendors, distribution center, and internal cross-functional partners to troubleshoot merchandise receipt issues.
  • Understands competitor’s strengths, weaknesses and strategies.
  • Communicates through effective and appropriate channels, to store management and team members, in order to fully maintain merchandise direction and standards.
  • Aware of market trends.
  • Takes part in the process of building and upholding relationships with vendors and interacts with the vendor community.
  • Participates in the development and training of Clerical and Merchandise Assistant.


To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty above at the highest levels. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Consistently demonstrate a commitment to Legends/C21’s Core Values and Higher Purpose: Delivering Value to Live Better.
    • Respect: Speak and listen generously, leave people feeling heard, respected and honored.
    • Communicate: Share, discuss and listen openly.
    • Teamwork: Take care of each other and give back.
    • Honesty: Act with integrity, do the right thing.
    • Grow: Grow and drive change.
    • Positivity: Be positive, passionate and have fun. Celebrate enthusiasm and effort while rewarding success.
    • Amaze: Deliver amazing experiences to each other, our community and our guests. Go above and beyond what is expected.
  • Highly organized and ability to adapt to quickly changing priorities in fast-paced off price environment.
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work history
  • Strategic thinker, have vision by being aware of surroundings, absorb new ideas, new ways and flexible enough to drive new direction by thinking long term.
  • Strong retail math acumen, including elements of markup, margin planning and open to buy.
  • Ability to work well with all levels of management, build partnerships and direct teams.
  • Strong attention to detail, negotiation, business and financial analysis skills.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, and 401k plan.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear; use hands to finger, and handle controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand, walk, and stoop. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Legends is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or genetic information.

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