Merchandise Buyer Assistant assists merchandise buyers in selecting merchandise, placing orders, and distributing inventory. May be responsible for some inventory replenishment but without open-to-buy responsibilities. Being a Merchandise Buyer Assistant may require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Typically reports to a supervisor. To be a Merchandise Buyer Assistant typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed.