Assistant Buyer

Palmetto Moon
North Charleston, SC, USA
Posted 19 days ago
Full time

Palmetto Moon is a rapidly growing specialty apparel, accessories, home and gifts retailer celebrating the Southern lifestyle. A company that is Southern at heart, Palmetto Moon’s focus is on relentless customer service and a premium assortment, with stores carrying countless affordable gifts and a wide selection of collegiate gear and lifestyle brands, including Vineyard Vines, YETI, Chubbies, Southern Marsh, Simply Southern, Hey Dude, Old Row, Costa, Rainbow Sandals and many more.

The Assistant Buyer will be responsible for assisting the merchandising team with the purchasing and procurement of goods for future retail sale. This position will help with the day-to-day aspects of retail, including: assist with developing merchandising strategies and inventory plans, create purchase orders, report on sales trends, monitor the replenishment of stock, and analyze competitive pricing strategies. The assistant buyer will also perform various administrative functions including processing orders, coordinating receipt and shipment of merchandise, and facilitating communication with vendors.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze daily and weekly reports to identify opportunities
  • Create and process reorders for weekly inventory fill ins
  • Assist with assortment and merchandising planning
  • Negotiate volume discounts and terms
  • Maintain and facilitate vendor relationships/negotiations
  • Work with monthly plans and current sales trends to effectively manage inventory levels
  • Manage open order log
  • Work with vendors and shipping departments to ensure timely receipt of goods
  • Work with allocator to determine product distribution at the store level
  • Assist marketing department with POP and Sales Promotion
  • Opportunity to manage/direct single departments with buyer supervision
  • Identify and research key market trends and new vendor opportunities
  • Use reporting to identify needs and risks @ style and store level for assigned buyer's departments
  • Meet with potential new and current vendors
  • Identify inventory risks and markdown strategies
  • Market travel required

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