Associate Buyer

Variety Wholesalers, Inc
Henderson, NC, USA
Posted 23 days ago
Full time

Come Grow with Us!

Variety Wholesalers, Inc./Roses Discount Stores is looking for an Associate Buyer to join the growing team! The Associate Buyer helps drive a category of business and is accountable to help achieve sales and margin objectives. The Associate Buyer will partner with the category Buyer to develop and execute a strategy for assortment planning, and manage vendor relationships to maximize sales and exceed customer expectations. An Associate Buyer plays a lead role in the merchandising process and product lifecycle while mentored by a Buyer.

Responsibilities:

· Collaborates on assortment planning and brand management

· Provides leadership and support on new product development

· Negotiates costing to aid in price value and achieving margin goals

· Maintains Open to Buy and planned inventory levels

· Effectively communicates and engages with vendors and internal teams. Strong project-management emphasis.

· Utilizes various reporting resources to analyze and recap existing style productivity and vendor performance

· Responsible for collaborating with cross-functional groups

· Analyzes industry, competitor, and category trends to identify new product opportunities

· Helps with Buyers Assistant tasks as needed

· Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree

· 3+ years’ experience in retail environment, multichannel experience is preferred

· Entrepreneurial self-starter who demonstrates strong initiative and leadership skills

· Flexible and positive attitude; comfortable working in a fast pace environment

· Financial, strategic, and planning skills

· Creative vision and awareness of trends

· Strong written and oral communication skills

· Travel may be required

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