Assistant Buyer


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Location

NY-New York (Flatiron)

Classification

Full-Time

Description

We are currently looking for a passionate individual to join Barnes & Nobles Bargain Books team as an Assistant Buyer. This is an exciting high-growth opportunity and a key focus of the business.

Essential Functions

• Responsibilities include title management and maintenance, purchase order execution and tracking and inventory distribution to stores, distribution centers and BN.com.
• Create reports for analysis of business trends and project merchandise requirements
• Analyze store trends and allocate quantities for promotion orders in the stores and distribution centers to maintain proper inventory levels
• Work closely with cross-functional partners to ensure the merchandising vision is executable at the store level.
• Collaborate with the Marketing Department to create planograms for all promotions within the assigned area of responsibility.
• Communicate with publishers regarding the status of orders, publication date changes and promotional quantity needs.
• Manage project deadlines with the buying team to ensure department deliverables are met.
• Create internal website commentary for important titles, promotions and business drivers to communicate product knowledge to stores.

Qualifications

• Strong internship experience in a retail merchandising area highly desired
• Bachelor's degree
• Strong analytical background and detail oriented
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Proficient with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

 

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