Buyer-Home (Retail HQ)

Job Title
Buyer-Home (Retail HQ)

City
NYC or Mid-Atlantic

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

Our client is a growing Retail chain specializing in off-price Apparel, Home and Accessories. They have added a Buyer-Home (hard goods) to their Merchant team. The position can be based either in corporate HQ in the Mid-Atlantic market or in the NYC buying office. Full relocation is provided. Our client offers market-competitive salary, bonus and outstanding career growth.

Job Title:

BUYER

Department: Merchandising

Location: Store Support Center

PURPOSE: Responsible for the sales, inventory turn, and profitability of the department to which they are assigned. Must execute business strategies, identify opportunities, and source innovative products that will ensure our position as a leader in the marketplace.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports directly to DMM. Works closely with Associate Buyers.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

« Analyzes and manages business for future growth through experience, relationships, and information

« Maximizes performance of current product assortments

« Initiates, develops, and maintains vendor relationships

« Understands business classifications and gains insight from vendors, trade shows, customers, etc. to aggressively exploit all opportunities

« Identifies new, innovative products and other opportunities to grow the business

« Develops Associate Buyers to assume the next level of responsibility

« Develops and maintains effective professional relationships with all levels throughout the company


« Cost-Profit Relationships

« Economic Indicators/Trends

« Communication

« Product Mix

« Dealing with Conflict

« Planning

« Order Fulfillment

« Working Relationships

QUALIFICATIONS

« Four year college degree (or equivalent experience)

« Minimum of three years as a Buyer in an off-price multi-unit organization

« Highly regarded reputation in the marketplace

« Domestic/international travel and product sourcing

« Multiple task management

« Able to set priorities, meet deadlines, and able to accomplish team objectives

« Strong interpersonal and communication skills

« Ability and willingness to travel on a regular basis

« Proven demonstrated team player

« Strong PC and analytical skills

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