Asst Buyer- Designer Shoes (Women's & Kid's) Seattle or New York Hybrid

NORDSTROM
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full time

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Job Description

The ideal assistant buyer is analytical, results-oriented and views the business through the lens of the customer.

Job description

A day in the life...

  • Develop an understanding of the needs, wants and expectations of the customer
  • Build an understanding of the market and competitors in their category
  • Establish a clear understanding of the seasonal department merchandise strategy
  • Partner with assistant buy planner on market preparation
  • Contribute to negotiations of exclusive offerings, terms, pricing, vendor funded markdowns, return-to-vendor agreements, drop-ship programs, co-op, etc.
  • Function as liaison to online and/or stores as assigned; including effective communication of the selling agenda
  • Contribute to inventory management in season; including driving markdowns and exit strategy
  • Be a student of the business regarding effective analysis and decision making to improve department performance
  • Collaborate with, and respond with a sense of urgency to regional merchandisers regarding customer needs
  • Partner with assistant buy planner to improve the depth and precision of location-level inventory content
  • Participate in business reviews to develop greater understanding of how specific actions impact overall department results
A day in the life...

  • Develop an understanding of the needs, wants and expectations of the customer
  • Build an understanding of the market and competitors in their category
  • Establish a clear understanding of the seasonal department merchandise strategy
  • Partner with assistant buy planner on market preparation
  • Contribute to negotiations of exclusive offerings, terms, pricing, vendor funded markdowns, return-to-vendor agreements, drop-ship programs, co-op, etc.
  • Function as liaison to online and/or stores as assigned; including effective communication of the selling agenda
  • Contribute to inventory management in season; including driving markdowns and exit strategy
  • Be a student of the business regarding effective analysis and decision making to improve department performance
  • Collaborate with, and respond with a sense of urgency to regional merchandisers regarding customer needs
  • Partner with assistant buy planner to improve the depth and precision of location-level inventory content
  • Participate in business reviews to develop greater understanding of how specific actions impact overall department results

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You own this if you have...

  • Bachelor's degree in Merchandising or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in retail merchandising, planning or analysis required
  • Experience supporting a high sales volume category (high SKU count, heavy seasonality, high revenue ($20M+) preferred
  • Experience in a relevant merchandise category preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of retail and the service environment of Nordstrom required
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite required
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills required

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