Associate Buyer

Location: Brickell Office
Job Code: F:L01-AB-01
# of Openings: 2

Description

 

Position Summary

Largest independently owned Daily deal company in the country is looking for outgoing, positive and strong buyers to join its team. As an Associate buyer, this person will utilize their entrepreneurial spirit and strong off-price negotiation skills to develop their own product category. Will work daily with vendors to purchase strong product to effectively meet financial targets.

Working Conditions

Work in an office setting at a desk or workstation with a computer terminal.  Moderate to heavy phone/fax usage. Some walking.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain collaborative partnerships and negotiate effectively with vendors
  • Effectively communicate with assistant buyer, fellow buyers and other internal teams on a daily basis
  • Negotiate off-price product
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: open minded to new ideas and creating your own business within a business
  • Strong decision making skills: buyers are encouraged to have a high level of autonomy with the ability to negotiate and make on-the-spot decisions
  • Identify and shop online competitors
  • Manage substantial vendor matrix
  • Meet and/or surpass financial target expectations
  • Seek out new product and categories
  • Perform other duties as required by manager

Requirements/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Experience and degrees required:

  • 3+ years buying experience preferred
  • Experience buying for an online and/or off-price channel preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a an excellent academic record or relevant work experience

Knowledge of:

  • Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • Experience in SAP Business One software a plus

Skilled in:

  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills

Abilities:

  • Self-starter –  motivated  in nature
  • Team player
  • High attention to detail

 

 





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