Senior Buyer

Phoenix Leather Goods, LLC
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Posted 2 months ago
Full time

We sell to help. Our Core Purpose is to enrich the lives of our customers, co-workers and the global community through service, charitable giving and honoring God. Our Core Values are the driving force behind PLG’s vision for the future. We live our shared values each day through the products we sell, service, treatment of one another, and through our presence in the world. We are committed to building success for the company and each associate through the following: Service, Honor, Integrity and Professionalism.

Job Description

Phoenix Leather Goods is a Christian based e-commerce retailer of clothing accessories. We are a kind, encouraging and diverse organization accepting of all beliefs. PLG is located in Bolingbrook, IL and is seeking a Buyer to excel in both strategic and daily operational activities. Focusing on product management, purchasing, sourcing, private label, and more. This is a full-time, salary position that includes bonus opportunities, paid time off, health, dental and vision insurance. Life and Disability insurance included. There is also a merchandise discount, casual dress code, 401k matching after a year, and opportunities to grow and learn daily in an entrepreneurial environment. We currently allow associates to work from home 2 days a week, as long as everyone is in on Tuesdays. The work week is 45 hours, including lunches.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

- Manage assigned categories, such as Pajamas and Headwear

- Prepare and expedite purchase orders for replenishment buys

- Analyze sales and competition across platforms (Shopify, Amazon, Walmart, etc)

- Communication with vendors to negotiate price, delivery, shortages, etc

- Copy-writing descriptions for only presentation of product, applying SEO strategies

- Regularly monitor and adjust online presentation of products in designated categories

- Work with Customer Service to ensure backorders are filled or cancelled

- Work with Marketing for promotions and product highlights

- Forecast and create assortments to grow categories

- Monitor sales and apply markdowns

- Manage small team

Preferred Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred

- Must have an analytical mind and a self-starter

- 3-5 year’s buying experience

- 3-5 year’s experience in retail and merchandising of fashion / accessories

- Strong oral and written communication skills

- Solid organizational skills

- Effective negotiating skills

- Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Excel

- Ability to successfully multi-task and follow through

- Flexibility – a willingness to embrace and adapt to change

- Must have a passion for buying and a desire to thrive

- Be a team player with a positive attitude

**In your email or cover letter explain why this job is a good fit for you. Also include your salary expectations.

Company Profile:

Phoenix Leather Goods is an established and growing ecommerce retailer located in Bolingbrook, Illinois selling clothing accessories on 3 webstores and over 15 third party marketplaces including Amazon, Walmart and eBay. PLG has been in business since 1997.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Work Location: One location

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