**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., a leading specialty retailer of value-priced women’s fashion apparel with corporate offices located in Charlotte, North Carolina, operates three concepts: Cato, It’s Fashion and Versona. The Company has over 1,300 stores throughout the United States and a diverse workforce of approximately 10,000 associates. The Company’s stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “CATO”.
Cato is seeking aggressive, energetic professionals with a desire to continue a successful career path in merchandising. The Senior Assistant Buyer is responsible for working with Buyers to develop seasonal strategies that align to company financial goals, drive top line sales and margin; drive assortment strategy to achieve financial goals; present strategies to Buyers and DMM’s for approval; work cross functionally with Design, Planning & Allocation, Product Development, Marketing & Visual partners for your areas of responsibility; drive communication of online sales and assortment, identify to the team what the business strategy is for the season and any special requests; analyze competition for price, quality and styling and make any recommendations based on current trends; visit stores monthly to get to know the customer (what she wants and what could have been done differently).
Qualified candidates will possess 2–3 years buying experience; a Bachelor’s degree; a strong retail background; excellent organizational skills; strong communication and analytical skills; the ability to think critically and multitask; proficient PC skills, including Microsoft Office; possess passion for product; be able to actively listen to all members of the cross-functional team;actively listen to all members of the cross-functional team; and willingness to handle challenging situations in a
For consideration, resumes and salary history may be submitted to **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., Attn: Recruitment, PO Box 34216, Charlotte, NC 28234, **** or email ****