SR BUYER

At Home Group Inc.
Plano, TX, USA
Posted 19 days ago
Full timeRetail
Job Summary

Job Description

The Senior Buyer leads by example, driving sales, margin and turn in a high volume complex department through independently and strategically building product assortments which grow the business and work in a way that align with the company’s strategic goals.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • React quickly and decisively to business opportunities to achieve and consistently maintain positive comp sales growth and increased comp margin
  • Independently develop and effectively articulate financial plans to senior management
  • Identify, transition or replace underperforming categories and drive positive growth
  • Effectively manage inventory and identify risks in assortment
  • Manage and execute OTB and work proactively with DMM to adjust target inventories as business dictates
  • Proactively and strategically identify issues causing shrink
  • Review markdown candidates and makes suggestions on additions/deletions
  • Clearly communicate to vendor partners the guidelines of the ticketing and domestic / import shipping manuals
  • Coordinate monthly marketing strategies and in store floor sets for team
  • Independently identify market trends and apply to assortments
  • Comp shop competitors and use information to positively impact business
  • Travel to markets and identify product opportunities
  • Seek out new resources to achieve long term sales goals and improve profitability of company
  • Develop long term capabilities of buying team and mentor individuals to support career paths
  • Lead merchant team by example through use of "At Home" 5 Key Values

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • 10+ years of retail buying, planning or related analytical experience
  • Strong ability to identify global issues and communicate within the organization
  • Ability to work with and source through overseas markets
  • Demonstrate strong analytical, negotiating and problem solving skills
  • Ability to lead a team and develop/maintain strong working relationship with peers and cross-functional teams
  • High energy, flexible and adaptive to changing priorities
  • Possesses a clear understanding of both the supplier base/competitors and product positioning vs. competitors
  • Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadline

About Us

When you’re a part of our team, you have the full support of a diverse, close-knit team in our stores. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law. At Home is committed to knitting diversity and inclusion into the fabric of our culture; we respect, appreciate and celebrate the experiences and qualities that differentiate everyone on the At Home team.

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