Assistant Buyer - Retail

Dunham's Sports
Troy, MI, USA
Posted 21 hours ago
Full timeSporting Goods Manufacturing,Retail

Dunham's Sports Corporate Office located in Troy, has an immediate opening for anAssistant Buyer-Retail.This position has responsibility for planning and purchasing of assigned categories while assisting and supporting the Buyer to maximize the effectiveness of the unit to achieve sales, profits and market share objectives for the Company. This position is a full-time, hourly position.

**** This position is not remote***

Responsibilities may include:

  • Input data for purchase orders
  • Plan, negotiate and purchase assigned categories
  • SKU creation and maintenance, and Auto Replenishment set up
  • Track on hand and in transit merchandise as it relates to ads
  • Assist with Markdowns, transfers and vendor returns
  • Work with vendors to ensure timely and accurate delivery of merchandise
  • General office organization, filing and administrative functions
  • Manage Re-order inquiries and follow up
  • Stock and sales analysis by store and class and vendor
  • Setting up purchase order and analysis spreadsheets
  • Assist with all open to buy reports
  • Support management with data and analysis, including monitoring sales, tracking orders reviewing, sales to stock ratio and analyzing trends
  • Work closely with an assigned buyer on financial recaps and ensure the buyer is able to maximize the effectiveness of all reporting
  • Work in tandem with a buyer to manage the vendor performance in order to achieve all financial goals
  • Review and analyze advertising results
  • Some travel required

Job Requirements

  • Prior experience buying in a high volume retail environment
  • Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Understanding of retail math
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization and with our vendor partners, both in written and verbal means
  • Strong Multi-tasker
  • Ability to take fast paced direction on a variety of tasks
  • Analytical and creative thinker
  • Ability to travel to vendor meetings, trade shows, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

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