Senior Assistant Buyer in Juniors Dresses, Career and Collections
Kristin graduated from Kansas State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles with a specialization in Apparel Marketing and a minor in Business. During her time at Kansas State she was a Human Ecology Ambassador.
After graduating, Kristin moved to Dallas and worked as a sales associate for Nordstrom for a year. She then started her career at JCPenney as an E-Commerce Assistant Buyer in Junior’s Apparel and has since progressed to an Enterprise Senior Assistant Buyer for the company.
Current responsibilities include the following:
- Strategically build assortment plans to drive department sales and meet margin/inventory goals
- Analyze retail data at the department, class, and item levels to support business decisions for current and future seasons
- Foster vendor relationships while negotiating shipping timing, terms, and costing
- Partner with visual merchandising, marketing, and planning teams to ensure execution of product.