Buyer - Warrendale, PA

  • 800 Commonwealth Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Merchandising
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

The Buyer will be responsible for product development/selection, vendor negotiations, department/category strategies, fashion trend/forecasting and key decisions to drive the business in the Merchandising Department.  Along with managing all communication of responsible categories with vendors and internal partners. 

 

  • Coordinates requirements, specifications, timing, and distribution for merchandise selection 

  • Develop strategies and criteria for negotiations 

  • Evaluate competitive offerings to determine the overall best offer for a product/service 

  • Resolve quality problems with suppliers and user departments 

  • Lead and participate in cross-functional team meetings 

  • Manage and develop Assistant and/or Associate Buyers 

  • Develop/manage/evaluate relationships with other internal departments 

  • Build the Brands in all activities; inclusive of quality and timely execution 

  • Be customer centric, build the assortment focused around the customers point of view maintaining value and quality 

  • Maintain and update open-to-buy daily, weekly and monthly. 

  • Develop and present department/category strategies and assortments to Sr Buyer and Director/VP for alignment and sign off 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising, Business or related field 

  • Five+ years' experience as Buyer 

  • Prior managerial/supervisor experience 

  • Prior retail experience preferred 

  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications 

  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills 

  • Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers and cross-functional teams 

  • Ability to work with and influence senior management  

  • Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills 

  • Ability to foster a positive and motivating work environment, encouraging feedback and innovation 

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines 

  • Ability to adapt well to change in direction and priority in a fast- paced and deadline-oriented environment 

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Additional Information

WE OFFER

  • 401k
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Flex Time
  • Over 3 Weeks PTO After 1 Year
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Merchandise Discount
  • Great Work Culture
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