Consumer Products and Services / Retail & Wholesale
Sales / Retail / Business Development
Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)
Do you want to work for a growing retailer that is located within miles of the best beaches in the United States?
Do you want to work with a company that values a great work life balance? Do you have a passion for working in a fast-paced environment?
Bayside Search Group is currently working with a multi-channel regional department and outlet store operation that has over 500 stores throughout the US, and is continuing to expand. This retailer is located in the greater Tampa/St. Petersburg area is looking for a talented Buyer for their fun and fast-moing Checkout Impulse category.
Off-Price or Department store experience is preferred.
The Buyer will be responsible for all facets of financial planning, product development and assortment, and building vendor relationships in order to maximize sales performance and gross margin within a product category.
Owner of strategic vision for assigned category
Develops and achieves seasonal unit plans
Vigilantly monitors sales, takes appropriate action to capitalize, or has contingency plan to react to potential shortfalls
Uses information from store visits in planning process
Analyzes relevant data and interprets statistics in order to make timely and sound business decisions
Assortment Planning and Product Development:
Proactively assesses merchandise mix in attempt to continuously improve assortment, with relentless pursuit of emerging trends
Understands the customer demographics in each market area, and builds assortments accordingly
Travels frequently to purchase merchandise, develop key items or vendors and make new market contacts.
Actively pursues creative avenues in order to procure merchandise
Positively represents the company in the marketplace
Elicits critical information from vendors in regard to trends, and buying activity of competitors
Skillfully negotiates with vendors on pricing, content of assortment and terms etc.
Ensures vendor adherence to scheduled shipping windows
Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Buyer
Prior product development experience is preferred
Four year degree in Retail Merchandising, Business Administration and/or Marketing
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook
Strong retail math skills
WHAT THIS COMPANY OFFERS:
Competitive base salary and bonus potential
Future growth opportunities within an expanding organization
Bayside Search Group has emerged as one of the country's top retail recruiting search firms specializing in the retail, e-commerce and consumer products industries. Bayside Search Group was consistently ranked as the number one retail search firm in the country within our affiliation. Our retail recruiters pride themselves in being experts in Retail E-Commerce, Management – Product Development – Brand Management – Merchandising – Buying - Planning and Allocation - Supply Chain Management – Distribution – Marketing – All Levels of Corporate and Field Operations – Human Resources. To learn more about Bayside Search Group please visit our website ****