Buyer

Merchandising United States


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Who We Are
The Buyer is responsible for managing a portfolio of apparel and accessories brands through the ordering of new products, analyzing/managing stock levels, negotiations, and the maintenance of products, vendor relationships, and profit analysis. The Buyer is also responsible for mentoring junior Buying team members

Who We're Looking For

If you are someone who enjoys a fast-paced environment, working with top brands within a business unit for the organization to sell to its consumers, this role is for you. You will get a chance to collaborate with sister-site counterparts to improve the total business in addition to running sales and inventory reports for buyer categories.


What You’ll Be Doing

  • Exemplifying our company Core Values
  • Analyzing product categories and styles for vendor meetings and market appointments
  • Traveling, when necessary, for market trade shows and vendor appointments when safe to do so
  • Developing and cultivating healthy and collaborative partnerships with vendors
  • Translating and relaying the organization’s direction to vendors
  • Participating in vendor negotiations
  • Reviewing supplier and portfolio performance
  • Informing forecast direction with analysts for portfolio brand
  • Creating and managing a merchandise assortment that meets the needs of the portfolio and organization, utilizes breadth and depth, fills product voids and niches, and maximizes on any missed opportunities
  • Focusing on developing brand growth and sharing best practices with other Buying team members
  • Utilizing the different sales channels available to drive sales in their portfolio
  • Coordinating with appropriate parties (e.g. Marketing) to help drive sales within their portfolio
  • Directly manage marketing opportunities for portfolio brands to drive sales
  • Collaborating throughout the Buying division and organization to help drive initiatives
  • Providing guidance and mentorship to junior Buying team members
  • Reviewing current systems and processes and proposing efficiency and accuracy improvements
  • Promoting and suggesting ways to improve interpersonal relations and morale within the Merchandising division

What You’ll need To Bring

  • A minimum of 5 years of merchandising experience
  • Experience with reporting data/metrics
  • Proven working experience in a solutions/problem solving based environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing, Merchandising, or relates field of equivalent

What Really Excites Us

  • Experience at a large e-commerce retailer.
  • Preferred previous buying experience
  • Experience with business or operations analysis.
  • Experience in buying a 10m+ apparel/accessories portfolio
  • Experience in the performance, athletic, or outdoor categories in apparel/accessories
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