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Ecommerce Assistant Buyer/Assistant Merchant

Location: Arizona
Experience: Entry-level Professional (Non-Manager, Less than 2 years experience)
Industry: Consumer Products and Services / Retail & Wholesale


An expanding E Commerce retailer/wholesaler based in Phoenix Arizona is looking for talented Assistant Merchants. Wouldn’t living in Arizona be great?

Is working for a growing company that is a mission driven organization that puts people first important to you? Bayside Search Group is partnering with a Ecommerce retail/wholesale company that is looking for Assistant Buyer/Assistant Merchants, that have a passion for helping others; non-profits, community heroes, schools, churches, and philanthropies by providing critically needed goods for those that need it, when they need it.


Job Responsibilities:

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


A day in the life…


  • Work with the Merchandise Team to support the Buyers in analyzing the business by season and help develop merchandising strategies.
  • Build an understanding of the market and competitors in their category.
  • Establish a clear understanding of the seasonal category merchandise strategy.
  • Pull reporting, analyze sales, identify merchandising opportunities and risks across multiple categories.
  • Analyze prices of similar products being sold by competitors and make recommendations for price changes.
  • Help prepare for monthly vendor meetings and Tradeshows.
  • Negotiate product costs and terms.
  • Contribute to negotiations of exclusive offerings, terms, pricing, vendor-funded markdowns, return-to-vendor agreements, drop-ship programs, co-op, etc.
  • Collaborate closely with vendors, suppliers, and cross-functional partners.
  • Partner with vendors to acquire digital imagery, marketing assets, and physical samples of new and existing products.
  • Work with the Buyer(s) to analyze business and make recommendations.
  • Be a student of the business regarding effective analysis and decision making to improve category performance.
  • Participate in business reviews to develop a greater understanding of how specific actions impact overall category results.


What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising or equivalent work experience.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in retail merchandising, planning or analysis; including a minimum of 1 year experience in the Ecommerce channel.
  • Experience managing high volume, high number of SKUs and multiple vendor partnerships.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and are self-motivated.


  • Base pay, monthly bonus, profit sharing
  • 401K with match
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • PTO
  • Discount
  • Knowing you’re helping others in need and making a difference in the world
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Reference Id: 3902
Recruiter: Heather Werd
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