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Job# 28769 BH# 342051
Contact# 5695499

Assistant Buyer

Work directly with the buyer to execute day-to-day category management activities. Collaborate on assortment selection, promotional/advertising plans, and the overall vision to achieve sales, inventory and margin budgets. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety. 
Essential Job Functions: 
• Collaborate with the buyer in the execution of sales, inventory and margin plans 
• Assist the buyer in executing the overall vision for the category (e.g., assortment, pricing, merchandising, advertising/promotion, receipt flow, and margin) 
• Complete detailed analysis to determine assortment selection and changes for the enterprise 
• Accumulate vendor product information and costs for assortment selection 
• Oversee item setup processes and review/confirm details before submitting 
• Assist the buyer and corporate pricing analyst with competitive price checks for the enterprise and maintain pricing strategy database 
• Determine point of sale (POS) and temporary price reduction (TPR) pricing, clearance and markdown needs and partner with the buyer/planner to get them executed 
• Manage the advertising and promotional process for the category using line lists, Ad Space Allocation (ASA), Event Sales Planning (ESP), display plans, etc. 
• Coordinate with vendors to obtain merchandise samples for review, e-commerce and advertising 
• Evaluate and make vendor return decisions on salvaged merchandise 
• Process Form 11 vendor allowances when approved 
• Confirm trade point and contracts with the administrative support personnel (ASP) before they are created 
• Manage purchase orders and receiving via the on order log, follow up with vendors and communicate any concerns to the entire team (e.g., buyer, planner, replenishment buyer, and assistant planner) 
• Research and find solutions for any receiving problems by working with warehouses and/or logistics 
• Assist buyer with additional special projects 
• Travel for vendor visits and negotiations 
• Oversee a sub-set of the buyer’s total categories 
• Locate and select assortments for the enterprise and manage vendor relationships to maximize sales, margins and minimize costs for the assigned category 
• Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation 
Minimum Position Qualifications/Education: 
• Bachelor’s degree in business or 2 years of retail store managerial experience or a combination of relevant education and experience 
• Strong accuracy/attention to detail 
• Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks/projects 
• Ability to function in a fast paced, retail/office environment 
• Familiarity with retail industry technical terms and processes 
• Proficient Microsoft Office skills 
• Completed development plan for both assistant buyer and assistant planner (Level 7) 
Desired Previous Job Experience/Education: 
• Bachelor’s degree in business 
• Proficient with Microsoft Office, Magic 
• Retail store managerial experience