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Associate Buyer

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Sears Brands, LLC

Hoffman Estates, IL

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Employment Category: Regular, Full-time Job Function: Buying\/Merchandising Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp The Associate Buyer assists the Buyer in execution of processes and functions for the Buyers merchandise area. The category includes branded fashion bedding and \warm shop\ sheets and blankets. The Associate Buyer is responsible for assortment planning, product selection, vendor negotiation, and marketing of specific lines. This position reports directly to the Buyer and closely with the buyer, buying management team, merchandise planning team, promotional planning team, merchandise placement team and the merchandising support team to significantly improve the profitability and maximize shareholder value. Job Duties\/Responsibilities: () Executes sales, margin and inventory plans for their assigned area () Monitors and respond to issues and opportunities resulting from deviations in plan variances () Maintains relationships with vendors and interacts with the vendor community within Sears standards and codes of ethics. () Supports the development of customer driven assortment plans for their assigned area () Supports buyer in executing defined lines () Identifies and shops competition and makes product recommendations to the buyer () Maintains knowledge base of industry and competitor market trends as it relates to their assigned business area () Partners with the Planner to complete accurate forecasts, evaluating sales, markdowns and receipts () Obtains samples and provides direction during advertising turns-ins and proofing () Provides correct information and inputs for point of sale signage and maintains integrity of quality of signage for ease of store execution level () Creates and inputs advertising plan () Establishes collaborative relationships with placement to ensure availability and the timely delivery of merchandise () Monitors and maintains promotional performance () Manages and controls the markdown process and communicates variances to the buyer () Analyzes sales trend, key items, vendor profitability and aged inventory and makes recommendations for driving improved performance () Assists in the development of product and negotiation to include cost, subsidy and terms Job Requirements REQUIRED SKILLS: \u2022 Merchandising, product and analytical skills \u2022 Knowledge of desktop applications and Windows-based programs \u2022 Retail math literacy and application of concepts to daily operations \u2022 Strong working knowledge of Assortment Planning, Clustering, Strategic Performance Reporting System, Frequency, Promotional Performance Reporting \u2022 Market Knowledge \u2022 Product Knowledge \u2022 Trend Identification skills \u2022 Change Management skills \u2022 Drive for Results \u2022 Teamwork skills \u2022 Performance Management \u2022 Influencing\/Negotiating \u2022 Collaborative Relationships Building \u2022 Communication skills \u2022 Drives\/Supports Consistent Process Execution \u2022 Organizational Skills \u2022 Ownership\/Accountability \u2022 Customer Focus skills JOB REQUIREMENTS: \u2022 Bachelors Degree \u2022 3-4 years of related experience \u2022 18 years of age or older #Corporate

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Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer with almost 2,500 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation calls made annually, and have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011 Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2013 ENERGY STAR® " Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and was named one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.

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