Sunday , May 26 2024

Associate Buyer – Seasonal

Website Sears

Job Description:

The Associate Buyer assists the Buyer in execution of processes and functions for the Buyer’s merchandise area. The Associate Buyer is responsible for assortment planning, product selection, vendor negotiation, and marketing of specific lines. You will maintain buy plans, marketing, pricing, product setup, forecasting, signing and execution. Responsible for Seasonal Plans for the above categories, and sourcing, negotiating and maintaining 6 Buy plans.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and shops competition and makes product recommendations to the buyer
  • Maintains knowledge base of industry and competitor market trends as it relates to their assigned business area
  • Partners with the Planner to complete accurate forecasts, evaluating sales, markdowns and receipts
  • Obtains samples and provides direction during advertising turns-ins and proofing
  • Provides correct information and inputs for point of sale signage and maintains integrity of quality of signage for ease of store execution level
  • Creates and inputs advertising plan
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with placement to ensure availability and the timely delivery of merchandise
  • Monitors and maintains promotional performance
  • Manages and controls the markdown process and communicates variances to the buyer
  • Analyzes sales trend, key items, vendor profitability and makes recommendations for driving improved performance while in season
  • Assists in the development of product and negotiation to include cost, subsidy and terms

Job Details:

Company: Sears

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Barrington, Illinois, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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