Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corporation
Serious about a career in retail? Bring your passion for fashion to Burlington by entering our Assistant Buyer Development Program. If you love working in an environment where no two days are the same and competition to win is what drives you, consider joining one of the largest off price retailers of apparel and home furnishings in the nation. Our buying and planning and allocation teams work hard to ensure we always have a large selection of quality name brand merchandise at huge savings ready for our customers. Whether its coats, clothing and shoes for the entire family, fashionable accessories, home decor, and everything for baby, we are always out looking to make the deal that will bring great value to our customers. With 593 plus stores, an E-commerce site and 30,000 associates, and growing, we're always looking for talent that can drive results. Corporate positions are located in our Corporate offices in Florence, New Jersey, located between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Princeton, New Jersey.
As you begin your journey as an Assistant Buyer, you will start by going through a hands-on 12-week on-boarding program where you will be trained on the off-price model, technical skills and be exposed to all the resources available to ensure you are successful once placed. You will be assigned a mentor to help you along the way. Training includes shadowing buying teams both in the market and in the office, interaction with senior leadership and classroom and on-line courses. You will also learn about cross functional areas, e.g. Planning & Allocation, Supply Chain, etc. that make an impact on your business. At the conclusion you are placed in a business area where you will be part of the team that contributes significantly to the achievement of sales and gross margin. Our Merchandising career path is clearly defined and you can look forward to exciting growth opportunities as you develop your merchant skills.
Select and procure merchandise in conjunction with Buyer in the assigned area of responsibility
Provide operational support to Buyers
Attends market visits to select and negotiates product that meets the customer’s needs and is priced competitively.
Independently builds vendor relationships. Establishes a positive relationship in order to effectively influence vendors. This includes heavy interaction with vendors to solve problems and follow-up
Analyzes business, including selling reports, to provide recommendations to the buyer
Maintains planned receipt flow on a consistent basis. Tracks when merchandise is being received and uses judgment to make flow issue call outs to buyer when needed. Ensures adherence to scheduled shipping windows and negotiates late shipping discounts
Experience (including internship) working in retail
Strong communication and presentation skills
Ability to prioritize workload
Ability to build long-term relationships
Strong math skills with ability to analyze statistics
MS Word and Excel experience
Strong problem solving and follow-up skills
Our ideal candidates will be self motivated, team players, who have the desire to succeed. We care about our employees, have a supportive environment that values trust and respect , offer a competitive wage and benefits package that includes a generous paid time off plan, plus an associate discount, and a company matched 401(k) to name a few.
Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity and makes all hiring decisions in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Come join our team. You’re going to like it here!
New York, NY
1400 Broadway Street 11th Floor
Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corporation
Website : http://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com
The roots of Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation go back to 1924 when we started as a wholesaler of ladies coats and junior suits. In 1972, we opened our first outlet store in Burlington, New Jersey. Coats were the primary offering at the original Burlington Coat Factory, but over time the concept has evolved into a one-stop shopping experience. Extensive selections of men's and women's suits, sportswear, shoes, and accessories were developed and then highly successful baby and youth departments were created. Later, a linens department was added.