Associate Buyer

Freedom Outdoors
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full time

Associate Buyer

Job Description/Responsibilities:

As a Retail Buyer, you will be responsible for choosing and purchasing lines of products/services on behalf of the company. This job role is crucial as our business activities cannot initiate without having the necessary inventory. You will be negotiating with suppliers to secure competitive prices. You will ensure there is always sufficient inventory that meets our requirements. This will help us deliver the utmost value to our members and guests via high-quality products and facilitate exponential growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and select various supplier options according to quality, price, etc.
  • Identify target audience preferences and forecast consumer future trends.
  • Select and purchase new products and review existing products.
  • Negotiate the agreement terms with the suppliers to achieve the best deals for our company.
  • Ensure timely product delivery along with compliance to the purchase contracts.
  • Monitor stock levels and make plans for purchasing within the decided budget.
  • Coordinate with other buyers and the Leadership Team.
  • Attend fairs, events, and exhibitions to stay updated with the latest market trends of retail stores.

Requirements

  • BA/BSc in Business Administration or related field preferred.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong knowledge of purchasing best practices.
  • Effective sales and negotiating skills.
  • Understanding of market research, forecasting techniques, and data analysis.
  • Proficient in MS Office and other basic computing tasks.
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