Associate Buyer


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Location

NY-New York (Flatiron)

Classification

Full-Time

Description

We are currently looking for a passionate individual to join our team. You are responsible for supporting the Buyer with the merchandising, planning, and managing product categories in assigned area of responsibility across 650 retail stores, BN.com, and two distribution centers.

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

• At least two years of merchandising experience
• 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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