Retail

Freelance
05-09-2018
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Job# 28816 BH# 350839
Contact# 5910480

Assistant Buyer

Client Overview:

Our client is a well-known specialty retailer creating must-have products for everything home.  Their innovative, high-end, and on-trend products transform every space into a relaxing oasis.

Position Overview:

In this role, you would be responsible for assisting with managing all aspects of buying. You would manage the selection, purchasing, and delivery of assigned categories.

Responsibilities:

• Oversee opportunistic buying based on vendors or classifications; achieve targeted sales and margin performance
• Direct balancing assortments receipts and flexing from flow versus pack and hold; conduct comprehensive research for online and retail marketplaces; identify opportunities, trends, and labels 
• Practice fiscal responsibility by negotiating pack and hold goods to offset additional costs of storing merchandise, such as additional dating and vendors holding merchandise
• Develop highly strategic buying plans by leveraging data and market trends to achieve forecasted sales targets and drive optimal sales performance 
• Identify new opportunities, pursue new vendors, and source new markets; establish and maintain strong relationships with various cross-functional partners, including executive management

• Build strong relationships with vendors and exhibit trust, integrity, and follow-up; visit showrooms, select products, and handle negotiations

Key Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree

• Buyer experience in a retail environment