Assistant Buyer

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture and Mattresses
Liverpool, NY, USA
Posted 6 days ago

The Assistant Buyer is an integral part of the success of our business. The Assistant Buyer will work daily and establish strong relationships with buyers, vendors, and ecommerce teams. Assistant Buyer will be responsible for administration and management of online product categories. This person will partner with the Buyers to create and implement merchandise strategy to continually improve assortments and drive revenue growth.

Job Function and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to ensure the effective relationship with new and existing vendors. This includes appropriate level of interaction with vendors in terms of both problem resolution and follow-up.
  • Proactively partner with buyer and operations team to analyze, chase and effectively make decisions that drive business growth.
  • Utilize reporting systems (internal software, Google Analytics, etc.) to analyze sales and assortment data and report to buyer/buying team.
  • Participate in strategy and product line review meetings
  • Utilizes product knowledge to take initiative as well as suggest new resources.
  • Help identify new opportunities to increase sales and improve margins.
  • Partner with buying team to create pricing architecture for assortment to leverage sales and margin.
  • Focus on market trends and benchmark competitors and be responsible for providing in-depth recaps about category trends to buyers to better inform future assortment strategies.
  • Assist Buyer(s) with product assortment, pricing and merchandising strategies.
  • Manage product attributes and codes in order to facilitate necessary reporting to identify new opportunities and grow our business.
  • Support buyers in the execution of all related merchandising activities including spreadsheet creation, and inventory management.
  • Order samples for ecommerce when applicable.
  • Acts as a liaison between buyers, vendors, and distribution center to track shipments, notifying buyer of any delays or warehousing needs.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Prior retail experience preferred (i.e., buying, merchandising, buying internship or store level experience)
  • Strong retail math
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and PC skills, with an emphasis on spreadsheet applications
  • An ability to innovate change through visionary thinking and strategic management
  • Stellar organizational skills and an ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Strong communication, presentation, negotiation, and influencing skills
  • Working knowledge of Excel
  • Familiarity with Google analytics preferred, but not required
  • Demonstrated initiative and a positive can-do attitude

At Raymour & Flanigan, we recognize and appreciate all of our team members' hard work and dedication. We pride ourselves on being a long term, privately held company that takes care of its associates by recognizing each individual's potential and investing in their future success!

Raymour & Flanigan offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Excellent Health, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) with a Company Match
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Training and Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Generous Merchandise Discount
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Specified Disease Insurance

Raymour & Flanigan proudly supports a drug and smoke free work environment.

Raymour & Flanigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any associate or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, marital or familial status, genetic information or other basis protected by law.

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