Location US-PA-Warrendale
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About the Role

  We’re looking for someone who has a point of view, loves fashion and brings energy to everything they do. As a Buyer at rue21, you will be responsible for all aspects of merchandise selection, vendor negotiation, as well as fashion trend and forecasting sense.



What will I do as a Buyer at rue21?

  • Be a Trend-setter: Identify trends and coordinate requirements, specifications, timing, and distribution for merchandise selection.
  • Be a Problem Solver: Resolve quality problems with suppliers.
  • Be a Partner: Coordinate with marketing and visual departments for sales promotion and visual direction.
  • Be a Negotiator: Develop effective supplier relationships and strategies for negotiation.
  • Be a Leader: Manage and develop Assistant and/or Associate Buyers.

What do I bring to the table?

  • A go-getter attitude—you’re results-oriented and always strive to achieve and exceed your goals.
  • A high sense of urgency and a keen eye for detail.
  • A positive outlook— you’re a motivator, someone who constantly fosters innovation and encourages feedback.
  • Speed to Market.  How quickly can you identify trends and get them to Market?

What do you need from me?

  • Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising or related field.
  • Five+ years' experience as Buyer, preferably in specialty retail
  • Prior managerial/supervisor experience
  • "We never stand still” mentality—you’re able to change direction and priority in a fast- paced and deadline-oriented environment

Why rue21?

  • Growth. We continue to grow our business and our merchandise categories, which creates many ways for you to advance.
  • Innovation. We believe in changing things up, encouraging creativity and thinking “outside–of–the–box
  • Passion. We love what we do and strive to be the best every day. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to make a difference and own your career path.


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