Assistant Buyer
Winnipeg, MB, CA
4d ago
source : CareerPlug


Bootlegger’s Corporate Office is relocating to Winnipeg! We are excited to be sharing an office space with our affiliated companies, Warehouse One, Ricki’s, and Cleo.

The Bootlegger team is looking for outgoing, highly motivated and dedicated individuals to join our team of retail and fashion professionals in creating great products that generate excitement and loyal, raving fans!

Assistant Buyers at Bootlegger work as part of our team that selects and procures product that will achieve Bootlegger’s financial goals and provide fashionably casual clothing to our customers.

Our Assistant Buyers assist in creating purchase orders, managing product samples, and acting as a liaison with vendors on day to day issues.

  • Reporting to our Buyer, the successful candidate will;
  • Create and process all purchase orders and revisions accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Follow up with internal and external partners to ensure the product cycle deadlines are being met
  • Follow up with suppliers on any questions related to the purchase order, price tickets, extension requests, and shipping instructions
  • Manage all product samples and prepare merchandise for meetings, visual merchandising and photography and, on a weekly basis, displaying top selling product
  • Provide our e-commerce and marketing team product descriptions and photo samples to ensure up to date web content
  • Prepare requested information and product for photoshoots in an accurate and timely manner
  • Provide accurate delivery reports, recommending revisions, cancellations, and advances based on analysis
  • Assist in pre-production approvals and fittings, reviewing garment details on all development / fit samples with the Buyer;
  • sending comments to vendors as appropriate

  • Attend product fitting sessions and provide relevant insight based on fashion knowledge and customer / store feedback
  • Develop familiarity and literacy with the buying and selling of product cycles
  • Develop understanding of assigned categories through product knowledge, store visits, and competitor awareness
  • Participate during sales, product and merchandise meetings
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Bootlegger’s customers and brand
  • Stay knowledgeable of fashion trends and suggests ways to impact current business with their knowledge of current trends
  • Support the business through ad-hoc reporting, market research and other miscellaneous projects as needed
  • Bootlegger is looking for an individual who is;
  • Proficient in administrative duties and has familiarity with Microsoft Office programs
  • A strong communicator who can articulate ideas and vision
  • Organized and detail orientated, especially when working under tight deadlines
  • Collaborative and able to work as part of a team
  • Experienced in related positions or post-secondary education in a related field is an asset
  • You are fashionably casual and enthusiastic about Bootlegger’s product and image
  • Able to demonstrate Bootlegger’s core values; Trust, Teamwork, Passion, Entrepreneurship and Growth
  • Excited to Join Our Team?

    Submit your cover letter and resume!


    Do you love fashion and making people feel good? Want to work in an exciting, fast-paced environment? A career at Bootlegger may be just the right fit for you!

    Bootlegger is a trusted, Canadian destination that was founded over 45 years ago in Vancouver, British Columbia. Bootlegger’s mission from early on was to be the place for jeans in Canada where you will find the perfect fit, quality and value.

    With stores from coast to coast, an ecommerce business, and millions of jeans later, it continues its devotion to denim innovation in design, fabric and washes and to providing everything that goes with jeans.

    We’re proud to offer a generous employee discount to all employees, as well as to spouses and dependent children. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive benefit plan that includes health, dental, and vision care, life insurance, and disability coverage, as well as an Employee Assistance Program to full time / salaried team members.

    We also believe in helping all employees take the next step in their career, so we’ll give you the support & resources you need to do your best work and expand your skills in the workplace.


    TRUST - We have integrity.

    TEAMWORK - Teamwork makes the dream work.

    PASSION - We love what we do & do what we love.


    GROWTH - Progress is the heartbeat of growth!

    For more information visit our Careers page.

    Bootlegger is an equal opportunity employer. If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request.

    We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

    The Bootlegger Team sincerely appreciates all expressed interest; however only those candidates qualifying for interviews will be contacted.

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