The Container Store Inc.
Assistant Buyer Job Locations US-TX-Coppell Department Buying Overview Founded in 1978, The Container Store is the nation's original and leading retailer of storage and organization products, offering innovative and multifunctional solutions designed to simplify customers' lives, save space and, ultimately, save time. The Container Store has locations from coast to coast and a thriving online business. What We Stand For What you do matters. Experience The Container Store's employee-first culture where you are appreciated, valued, and empowered to work together for a higher purpose. We create exceptional customer service experiences while fulfilling our customer's storage and organization needs. Living out our 7 Foundation Principles has landed us on FORTUNE magazine's list of 'Best Companies to Work for' year after year. Responsibilities The Assistant Buyer position is responsible for supporting the Buyer in selecting products and setting merchandise directives for the stores and our online store. This position is actively involved in supply chain management, forecasting, inventory turn, maintaining competitive pricing and attaining margin goals. This position will collaborate with other departments to provide product information and communicate training needs. Principal Duties and Responsibilities Understands the company's forecasting system and fundamentals of supply chain management Analyzes reports, draw conclusions and recommends courses of action Prepares for and actively participates in vendor meetings Prepares and assists in Strategic Direction Meetings Conducts competitive shopping to recommend pricing Establishes positive vendor relationships to obtain the best pricing and terms possible, while striving to make the relationships mutually beneficial Has a clear understanding of vendor compliance and ensures adherence Acts as a Buying Department representative to stores, customers and other departments Facilitates purchase order flow Maintains a broad area of focus among multiple categories; addresses seasonal changes as the business dictates Creates and maintains SKU and vendor information Manages promotional and campaign products Involved in identifying opportunities for products that truly differentiate the company as the storage and organization experts, considering TCS product performance, competitive product in the market and customer feedback The Benefits of Working Here Our benefits exemplify our commitment to an employee-first culture, ensuring employees and their families are well taken care of, safe and secure. Some of our benefits include: Competitive Pay Medical/Dental/Vision Plans Discount: 50% on elfa, 40% on Merchandise and Gift Cards, 30% on Installation Paid Time Off plus Holidays 401(k) plan and discretionary match Employee First Fund: providing grants to employees experiencing unforeseen emergencies Qualifications Experience and Skills Required College degree required Experience in the retail industry Experience in buying, merchandising or design industry preferred Based in Dallas/Ft. Worth area Ability to travel 5% a year, based on the business needs Proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook Ability to learn and comprehend merchandising systems Passion for consumer products and home décor High taste level and strong point of view in design and ability to articulate The Container Store brand Comprehension of merchandising terminology, functions and analysis Understanding of business and knowledgeable about retail trends in the housewares industry Knowledge of industry business and passion for following trends in the industry Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, at all levels within and outside the organization Ability to quickly separate the mission-critical tasks from the lower priority tasks; focuses on the most value-added projects of the day or week Flexible, with a positive attitude and passion for knowledge Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once Possesses focused attention to detail and solid organizational and prioritization skills while working quickly and accurately under pressure Professional manner and strong communication skills internally and with outside vendor partners Makes strategic and effective decisions in the best interest of our customers and our company, taking care to objectively process information The Container Store promotes a smoke-free, drug-free environment. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act Office Physical Requirements State Specific Notices ,
The Container Store Inc.
Website : http://www.containerstore.com
Founded in 1978 and based in Coppell, Texas, The Container Store is the nation’s original and leading retailer of storage and organization products, offering more than 10,000 innovative and multifunctional solutions designed to simplify customers’ lives, save space and, ultimately, save time. The Container Store has locations from coast to coast that each average 25,000 square feet and a thriving online business. Since our inception, we've nurtured an employee-first culture coupled with our one-of-kind product collection and a high level of customer service delivered by our highly-trained organization experts. We start by putting employees first and staying true to our seven Foundation Principles™ — simple business philosophies that guide each decision we make. This commitment to our employees and culture has landed us on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” year after year. The Container Store operates by putting purpose before profits and is proud to be one of the pioneering companies in a movement called Conscious Capitalism. This includes a group of like-minded companies working together to change the face of business by optimizing the relationships of a business’ stakeholders — employees, customers, vendors, community and shareholders — because it’s the right thing to do and it’s the most sustainable and fun form of business.