ECommerce Assistant Buyer

Billabong - Irvine, CA

Posted: August 17th, 2020


The Assitant Buyer role will support the ecommerce buying team through reporting, misc projects, product development for global adoptions and third-party goods.  Additionally, this individual will manage partnerships between ecom, marketing and the brand team for Von Zipper related to marketing calendars.


  • Execute weekly and monthly picture packs for the buying team.
  • Prepare and analyze ad hoc reporting related to YOY style selling, collection performance, category/division selling, inventory turn, etc.
  • Support buying team by executing various projects related to marketing activations, inventory management and assortment planning.
  • Track seasonal inventory deliveries against marketing calendars to identify potential conflicts.
  • Assist with buy requests by coordinating size breaks and process request through sales operations team
  • Attend weekly brand sales and marketing review meetings
  • Review weekly, monthly and seasonal selling for Von Zipper. Provide feedback to merchandising & design teams. Partner with digital marketing team to inform marketing efforts based on selling trends and inventory positions.
  • Manage assortment and depth planning. Partner with ecommerce merchandiser on marketing calendar related to emails and onsite activations.  Share selling trend data with retail and product development partners to help inform future designs.
  • Assist RVCA ecommerce buyer with women’s assortment through reporting and analysis. Participate in line reviews and digital marketing strategy efforts.
  • Use PLM system to create style numbers and manage product data for global adoptions and third-party goods.
  • Help review website merchandising and provide optimizations based on selling and inventory data.


  • Bachelors degree, or equivalent
  • 1-2+ years buying experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, especially Excel with using formulas like vlookup, sumif and pivot tables.
  • Prior experience with pulling sales and inventory reports preferred
  • Analytical mindset to review selling trends and determine next steps based on data
  • Self-motivated learner and problem solver
  • Strong organization skills
  • Detail orientated mindset with the ability to connect the dots on future impacts
  • Able to multi-task and manage multiple projects throughout the course of a day
  • Work collaboratively with buying team and cross functional partners


  • Buying experience with an ecommerce site
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with BI Business Objects
  • Prior work experience in the action sports or apparel/footwear industry.

About Billabong

Billabong was founded in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia in 1973 by Gordon Merchant. At first, he designed and created the board shorts at his home and then sold them to local surf shops. Surfers soon realized the durability of Merchant's board shorts that was the result of his triple-stitching technique. Merchant understood that his company needed to expand to achieve success, so Billabong started to sponsor contests—these contests increased the public's awareness of Merchant's products and the company consequently expanded. By the 1980s, Billabong board shorts were present throughout Australia.