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Retail Associate Buyer – Sunny Florida

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

Retail Associate Buyer- Sunny Florida

Bayside Search Group  Fort Myers, Florida, United States (On-site)

 

Associate Buyer – Sunny Florida

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Bayside Search Group, a leading Search Firm specializing in the Retail Industry, is partnering with a Women’s Apparel Specialty Retailer on several Associate Buyers- Merchants opportunities. If you want out of the long cold winters this might be something to seriously consider.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Buy a separate area with minimal supervision; manage this business through on time order writing, item analysis and cancellations when necessary, maintain weekly key item sheets for all items and update with projections through season end
  • Determine markdown cadence and styles in partnership with Merchant and planner. Enter and verify all markdowns.
  • Manage OTB for assigned area in partnership with Merchant and Planner. Review sales, margin, markdowns, and inventory
  • Shop the market and analyze the competition monthly. Have a strong understanding of the competitive landscape.
  • Attend all concept, edit and buy sessions. Recommend assortments in partnership with Merchant and planner. Write orders and follow up with product managers as needed.
  • Attend monthly allocation meetings and advise on delivery issues and store inventory needs.
  • Partner with Merchant to help train Assistant Merchant
  • Manage store communications process.
  • Have a working knowledge of Class Plans and Key Item Projections. Work with Merchant and VP Merchandising on line/assortment plans.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS in related field from an accredited institution
  • 3+ years of experience in product or merchandising. Preferred experience with ladies apparel retailer
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to multi task and complete projects on time
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Broad based business acumen with potential to grow to Merchant level

 

WHAT THIS COMPANY OFFERS:

  • Awesome, fun and lively office culture, just a few miles from beautiful beaches & sunsets.
  • Competitive pay, plus annual bonus and LTI (long term incentive)
  • FULL Relocation benefits assistance
  • Medical, dental, vacation and MORE.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Reference Id: 3383
Recruiter: Larry Scofield
Recruiter Email: larry@baysidesearchgroup.com
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