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Buyers and Associate Buyers – Sunny Florida

Location: Florida
Experience: Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)
Industry: Consumer Products and Services / Retail & Wholesale


Bayside Search Group is partnering with a growing retail organization, based in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, that is looking for top talent to join their team! We are looking for Apparel and Home Decor Buyers with corporate level experience working for a major department store, specialty retailer or off-price organization.


This retailer is located in one of the most beautiful beach communities in the country, is known for having a great work life balance, longevity and upward mobility. We are seeking passionate, team players, with the desire to grow their career and a proven track record of success.


If you are looking for fast-track career growth opportunity and have experience as an Apparel or Home Buyer, send a confidential resume to for more information.




Financial Planning:

-Owner of strategic vision for assigned category

-Develops and achieves seasonal unit plans

-Vigilantly monitors sales, takes appropriate action to capitalize, or has contingency plan to react to potential shortfalls

-Uses information from store visits in planning process

-Analyzes relevant data and interprets statistics in order to make timely and sound business decisions


Assortment Planning and Product Development:

-Proactively assesses merchandise mix in attempt to continuously improve assortment, with r-relentless pursuit of emerging trends

-Understands the customer demographics in each market area, and builds assortments accordingly

-Travels frequently to purchase merchandise, develop key items or vendors and make new market contacts


Vendor Partnerships:

-Actively pursues creative avenues in order to procure merchandise

-Positively represents the company in the marketplace

-Elicits critical information from vendors in regard to trends, and buying activity of competitors

-Skillfully negotiates with vendors on pricing, content of assortment and terms etc.

-Ensures vendor adherence to scheduled shipping windows




-Minimum of 3 years of experience as an Off-Price Buyer or someone with Home Décor background

-Prior product development experience is preferred

-Four year degree in Retail Merchandising, Business Administration and/or Marketing

-Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook

-Strong retail math skills




-Competitive base salary and bonus potential

-Relocation assistance

-Full benefits

-Future growth opportunities within an expanding organization

Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Reference Id: 3889
Recruiter: Larry Scofield
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