• Buyer

    Location US-PA-Warrendale
    Job ID
    2018-34434
    Category
    Merchandising
  • Overview

    The 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
    • Manage and develop Assistant and/or Associate Buyers
    • 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
    • Five+ 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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