Associate Buyer - 22012985

Big Lots
Westerville, OH, USA
Posted 5 days ago
Full timeRetail
Description

Under the direction of a Senior Buyer or Buyer, sources, evaluates, negotiates and prices merchandise for assigned categories to generate maximum sales, profit and inventory turn.

  • Negotiates and works with vendors on deals and assortments.
  • Processes purchase orders and expedites flow of paperwork.
  • Processes advertising work sheets and samples, and follows through on ad merchandise with Ad Department, Distribution Centers, and Allocation Department.
  • Communicates and works with all Distribution Centers and the Allocation Department to expedite and flow merchandise in a timely manner.
  • Resolves and communicates all merchandising issues and problems with Stores and Field Operations, Accounts Payable, Sales Promotion, Allocation, Distribution Centers, Inventory Control, and Package and Design Departments.
  • Works with merchandising plans, manages and controls open to buy dollars.
  • Travels to trade shows, vendors, distribution centers and stores to develop a network of contacts and better understanding of the internal workings of our own company.

Qualification

  • Computer skills and knowledge of spreadsheets is desirable.
  • Strong analytical ability and communication skills required.
  • Detailed organizational skills required for fast paced, high-energy environment.
  • Motivated and self-starter, willing to take on new challenges and learn every aspect of merchandising.
  • A minimum of one to two years of retail buying experience preferred.

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We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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