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Retail Associate Buyer – Huge Growth Opportunity!
Bayside Search Group is working with a dynamic, international retail company looking for talent within its buying organization in the Washington DC/Arlington, VA, area.
If you are looking for career growth, this company, with more than 11,000 stores in 32 countries, is seeking talented Associate Buyers who could quickly be eligible for promotion to Buyer. In the US, this retailer plans to double the number of stores in the next two years!
As an Associate Buyer, you would contribute to the purchasing strategy through market analysis, sourcing new suppliers, assisting with contracts, and partnering with buying leadership.
- Support negotiations and ongoing communication/coordination with domestic & international suppliers
- Prepare category analysis (WGA), quality control analysis and trend analysis
- Analyze retail prices in coordination with the buyer, as well as the implementation and continuous monitoring of the retail landscape
- Analyze various KPIs in coordination with the buyer on an ongoing basis
- Prepare and assist in tastings and quality assurance for the negotiated items
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply-Chain, Retail or related field
- Previous experience within a corporate buying or retail setting
- Ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding markets and tight deadlines
- Excellent interpersonal skills, organization, and oral and written communication skills
- Proficient with all office software programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
WHAT THIS COMPANY OFFERS:
- Unlimited growth opportunity within an expanding organization
- Competitive base salary with sizable base increase after first year and second year
- Full benefits and 401(k)
- Temporary Housing
- Relocation assistance