Assistant Buyer

Travel Traders LLC
Miami, FL, USA
Posted 10 hours ago
Full time

Come join Travel Traders, the premier operator of Hotel & Resort retail stores in the United States, with over 200 locations in the continental United States, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. Our stores are located in the nation's most prestigious hotels and resorts, operated by such well-known brands as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Sheraton, Westin, to name a few. The central operations for our stores, including the merchandising team, are located in our corporate headquarters in Miami, Florida.

  • Due to the significant growth in our business, we are currently hiring for an Assistant Buyer on our CORE team working with Health and Beauty products, and gourmet foods and candies..

Responsibilities of the Assistant Merchant

Reporting into the Senior Buyer or Director the Assistant Merchant will:

  • Have responsibility for the management of a specific category or product line by meeting financial targets, inventory levels, sales and markdown budgets, product turns, and overall company targets for assigned area of responsibility.
  • Monitor industry trends, evaluate competition and current market performance and conduct market visits and attend industry shows as required.
  • Establish and maintain reorderable assortments and plan-o-grams by market.
  • Develop and execute new product/assortment and marketing promotional sales driving ideas by market.
  • Develop positive professional relationships with vendors and field team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience/qualifications for the Assistant Merchant t:

  • Assistant Merchant -1+ years of experience as an Assistant Merchant or Merchandise Assistant/Coordinator; retail store manager
  • Experience within purchasing, buying and marketing promotions of Health and Beauty products, gourmet foods and candy preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or merchandising or equivalent work experience.
  • Ability to travel to market and to stores up to 15% of the time.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with a proven track record of merchandise negotiations.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and Outlook - including pivot tables and VLookup
  • Proficient in merchandise financial planning and purchasing systems.
  • Strong understanding of trend forecasting, retail math, analysis and performance reporting.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

Travel Traders offers an excellent benefits package including, health, dental, vision, company paid life insurance, 401K with Company match and additional voluntary benefits. In addition, we offer a generous Paid Time Off Plan as well as paid holidays and a generous employee discount.

If you are ready for the next step in your career and meet all of the above job requirements, then we would like to hear from you.

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