Sr Buyer

Location US-PA-Warrendale
Job ID
2018-30957
Category
Merchandising

Overview

The Senior Buyer will be responsible for all aspects of merchandise selection, vendor negotiation, as well as fashion trend and forecasting sense.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates requirements, specifications, timing, and distribution for merchandise selection
  • Develop strategies and criteria for negotiations
  • Evaluate competitive offerings to determine the overall best offer for a product/service
  • Resolve quality problems with suppliers and user departments
  • Participate in cross-functional teams
  • Develop effective supplier relationships
  • Develop/manage/evaluate relationships with other internal departments
  • Build the Brands in all activities; inclusive of quality and timely execution
  • Coordinate with marketing and visual departments for sales promotion and visual direction
  • Maintain and update open-to-buy daily, weekly and monthly

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising or related field
  • Six+ years' experience as Buyer
  • Prior managerial/supervisor experience
  • Prior retail experience preferred
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills
  • Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers and cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work with and influence senior management 
  • Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to foster a positive and motivating work environment, encouraging feedback and innovation
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines
  • Ability to adapt well to change in direction and priority in a fast- paced and deadline-oriented environment

Competencies

  • Results Orientation: demonstrates the ability to consistently deliver business results by meeting deadlines and achieving goals
  • Communication: effectively conveys information and ideas in concise and meaningful exchanges through written and verbal communication
  • Teambuilding/Teamwork: effectively develops relationships and facilitates constructive resolution of conflict while encouraging trust, cooperation, collaboration and information sharing among individuals
  • Leadership: demonstrates the ability to empower, coach, and influence others to achieve a common goal or motivate people to change a behavior
  • Business Acumen: demonstrates financial and operational understanding of organizational strategies and applies knowledge to business situations

 

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