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Sr Buyer

Company name
rue21, Inc.

Warrendale, PA

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The Senior Buyer will be responsible for all aspects of merchandise selection, vendor negotiation, as well as fashion trend and forecasting sense.

Coordinates requirements, specifications, timing, and distribution for merchandise selection
Develop strategies and criteria for negotiations
Evaluate competitive offerings to determine the overall best offer for a product/service
Resolve quality problems with suppliers and user departments
Participate in cross-functional teams
Develop effective supplier relationships
Develop/manage/evaluate relationships with other internal departments
Build the Brands in all activities; inclusive of quality and timely execution
Coordinate with marketing and visual departments for sales promotion and visual direction
Maintain and update open-to-buy daily, weekly and monthly


Bachelor\u2019s Degree in Fashion Merchandising or related field
Six years' experience as Buyer
Prior managerial/supervisor experience
Prior retail experience preferred
High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills
Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers and cross-functional teams
Ability to work with and influence senior management 
Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to foster a positive and motivating work environment, encouraging feedback and innovation
Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines
Ability to adapt well to change in direction and priority in a fast- paced and deadline-oriented environment


Results Orientation: demonstrates the ability to consistently deliver business results by meeting deadlines and achieving goals
Communication: effectively conveys information and ideas in concise and meaningful exchanges through written and verbal communication
Teambuilding/Teamwork: effectively develops relationships and facilitates constructive resolution of conflict while encouraging trust, cooperation, collaboration and information sharing among individuals
Leadership: demonstrates the ability to empower, coach, and influence others to achieve a common goal or motivate people to change a behavior
Business Acumen: demonstrates financial and operational understanding of organizational strategies and applies knowledge to business situations


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rue21, Inc.
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Company Profile
Fashion plays an important role in the journey to self-discovery. Choose a style, make it your own. You’re an individual, and you need fresh, feel-good pieces that let you totally own it. That’s why we work to make the latest trends affordable and available to anyone. Our mission is to make fashion everyone’s playground. rue21 is the largest fast-fashion growth retailer in the nation. Headquartered just north of Pittsburgh, PA, we have over 1,100 stores in 48 states in shopping malls, outlets and strip centers. By working directly with the market, we can react instantly to produce new trends and must-have styles that don’t exist anywhere else. We’re young, fun and fresh. We’re energetic and playful. We believe in changing things up while staying true to yourself. And we’re passionate about giving you a voice and the right to express yourself the way you want. It’s why we never stand still. The freedom to be you is rue. Brands rue21 brands include rue21 etc! (girls’ shoes and accessories), rue+ (girls’ plus sizes), tarea (girls’ lingerie), ruebeauté! (girls’ fragrance and beauty), CARBON elements (guys’ shoes and accessories), rueGuy (guys’ expanded apparel selection) and ruebleu Swim (girls’ swimwear).

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