Associate Buyer - Better Shoes - Hybrid

Seattle, WA, USA
Posted 18 days ago
Full time

Company presentation

We’re a fast-moving fashion company that empowers our people to be innovative, creative and always focused on providing the best service to our customers. The retail industry is rapidly changing, and we have interesting, complex problems to solve every day – from developing cutting-edge technology and opening new stores, to designing fresh, must-have fashion.

Whether you’re a genius engineer, a phenomenal salesperson or a supply chain guru, we invite you to bring your unique talents and join our team. We’ve been on the Fortune™ 100 Best Places to Work list for more than 20 years because we reward great work, promote from within and celebrate diversity.

Our values are the core of who we are. They inspire our employees, delight our customers and bring our business to life every day.

Job description

Job Description

The associate buy planner contributes to planning and managing the content and balance of the department's inventory through a detailed understanding of product and customer needs. The associate buy planner partners with the buyer to achieve financial objectives. Specifically, the associate buy planner and the buyer are jointly accountable to meet and exceed departmental sales volume, gross margin and gross margin-return-on-investment (GMROI) targets.

A day in the life...

  • Partner with associate buyer to execute a seasonal merchandise strategy based on customer, fashion trend and input from E-commerce Merchandiser and Retail Director that drives growth for stores and online

  • Execute a buy plan that supports the merchandise strategy by store clusters and online, optimizes the product investment by channel and aligns with financial plans

  • Lead the analysis and use of information to improve the buy and incorporate customer choice recommendations from E-commerce Merchandiser

  • Communicate with suppliers on performance, expected results, and adjustments due to business. Lead negotiations on profitability expectations

  • Partner in the execution of the NPG strategy by creating plans that optimize sales and maximize gross margin where applicable

  • Direct inventory management in season, such as ensuring effective decision making around analysis, markdowns, replenishment and reorders

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You own this if you have...

  • Experience as an Assistant Buy Planner and 1 or more of the following: Assistant Buyer, Assistant Replenishment Buyer, E-commerce Merchandiser, or Site Merchandiser

  • Bachelor's degree in Merchandising or equivalent work experience

  • 1+ years of retail buying experience

  • 1+ years of retail planning or allocating experience

  • Demonstrated understanding of retail and the service environment of Nordstrom

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite required

We've got you covered...

Our employees are our most important asset and that's reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

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