Associate Buyer - Backstage

New York, NY, USA
Posted 3 days ago

Company presentation

Macy's is proudly America's Department Store. For more than 160 years, Macy's has served generations at every stage of their lives. Customers come to us for fashion, value and celebration. Macy's Merchandising curates the best national and private brands to support our customer's self-expression from off-price to luxury. Merchandising ensures Macy's is the premier fashion authority using a high acumen for products and trends as well as strong relationships with vendors in the marketplace. Our team maximizes sales and gross margin for each product category by identifying, procuring, and assorting the products that our customers demand. Do you have an eye for products and trends? Join Macy's Merchandising and create connections that surprise and delight our customers at every turn.

Job description

The Associate Buyer, Backstage is involved in many aspects of Backstage and a collaborator with key stakeholders. Provides counsel to Directors to deliver sales, protect gross margin and keep appropriate stock level. Anticipates opportunities and issues to develop creative solutions.

Essential Functions:

- The skillful use of influence and flexibility in approach to negotiations

- A passion and curiosity about the business and our customer

- The ability to thrive in a start up environment where you can influence the future state of the organization

- The flexibility to take on any task necessary

- Objectively assess assortments with the customer in mind. Ensure customer value and product trends are part of merchandising decisions

- Identify white space opportunities in the off price environment and bring them to market with attention to speed and value

- Develop strong and trusting vendor relationships by focusing on win-win solutions. Skillfully exercise creativity and flexibility in approach to negotiations whether celebrating successful agreements or gracefully declining proposals.

- Identify and evaluate key brands to target for sales; position and pitch MOP to acquire new vendors

- Establish and maintain a reputation of credibility, integrity and responsiveness with all internal and external partners


- 4 Year / Bachelors Degree

- 1-2 years direct experience

- Practices open and continuous communication, values keeping others informed, effectively presenting information in a clear, concise manner.

- Excellent leadership, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work across functional lines and at many levels.

- Ability to think creatively, strategically and technically

- Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and Company needs.

- Knowledge of MS Office suites required


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