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Job Title
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Position type
Home Fashion
Job Function
Product Management
Sourcing/Vend Compliance
Experience level
Entry Level


Founded in 1992, Anthropologie ( operates more than 175 retail stores in North America and Europe, and ships to over 100 countries worldwide via our ecommerce channels.  We cater to fashionable, educated, and creative women between the ages of 28 to 45, who desire an inspirational shopping experience.  To that end, we are committed to exceeding her expectations in un­expected, delightful ways.  Our unique product assortment includes women's apparel and accessories, home furnishings and décor, gifts, beauty, and found objects.  Our mission is to provide our customer with an unimagined experience.

Reports to
Manager, Sourcing and Production

Job Role

  • Act effectively as a link between the buying team and vendor partners.
  • Successfully establish and maintain agent/vendor relationships.
  • Manage status of all open orders and communicate with necessary partners regarding delays
  • Understand the Home Master calendar and maintain PO handoff/Handback dates in order to meet department objectives.

Daily responsibilities
PO Handoff/Handback – send completed handoffs to vendors requesting final FOB costs and confirmed handover dates.  Relay this information back to the buyers and ensure POs are issued in a timely manner.
Oversee the time & action approval process to anticipate and potential quality or delivery concerns                                                                                                         
Open Order Report – check shipping notices received via email against cancel dates to ensure orders are arriving on schedule.                                                                                                             
Work In Process (WIP): Manage the order placement process to ensure the best possible prices and deliveries are acquired. Oversee the WIP reports to anticipate any delivery concerns.                     

Vendor Communication – communicate as needed with vendors to ensure receipt of POs, answer any post-production questions, approve any delays and review discounts.                                       
Tradestone – communicate with buying ops and vendors by approving, updating and commenting on POs.  Also, pull reports necessary for FOB reporting, customs, etc.  

Buyer Touch Bases – meet with buyers as needed to discuss any vendor delays, discount requests, etc. 

Checknet/Fineline Ticketing – look into any issues that may arise with vendor ticketing and work to resolve with buying ops and the necessary ticketing agency.                                                                                    
Traffic – work with traffic to approve shipments for sailing and handle any container issues.          

Customs Spreadsheet set up – assist in monthly set up of the customs spreadsheet for each product classification.

Reporting: Assist in pulling weekly, monthly, yearly vendor shipment, performance, FOB reports.

Vendor Onboarding/Payment – work with manager to set-up new vendor on boarding process.

  • Knowledge of Global Manufacturing, Operations with strong analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills necessary to orchestrate the efforts of others in order to achieve the desired end result.
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills that allow for a proactive approach to the business
  • Ability to multi-task, proactive and effective communicator.
  • 2-3 years of Production/Operations experience w/-BA degree in business/retail merchandising or supply chain management preferred.
  • Strong Excel skills, MS office skills; Tradestone experiences a plus.