Date:  Sep 30, 2021

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46278

Store # - Mall Name:  Corporate Office

General Description

The buyer is responsible for the purchase and promotion of all product for their department(s) of responsibility. The primary objective for this position is profitable sales and achievement of all departmental financial goals through proper product assortment. 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Develop and manage the entire process and timeline for product development/selection through delivery, to include communication and coordination with vendors, price negotiation to achieve maximum margin, sample approvals, and coordination with sourcing to ensure on-time delivery of quality merchandise. 
2.    Create seasonal assortments for the appropriate merchandise categories.  Prepare and maintain assortment plans for all categories of responsibility. 
3.    Work with merchandising and sourcing teams to ensure appropriate planning, allocation, and order placement of specific categories. 
4.    Research the market regularly to understand the competitive landscape and brand opportunities by category.  
5.    Prepare and make seasonal product presentations regularly to a variety of internal and external audiences. 
6.    Compile and communicate product information to be used in direct-to-consumer marketing and operational vehicles. 

Job Required Knowledge & Skills

1.    Bachelors degree in Merchandising or related field of study 
2.    5+ years of related experience 
3.    Strong communication skills to include presentations 
4.    Strong project management skills 
5.    Strong ability to make sound decisions 
6.    Strong negotiation skills 
7.    Must have strong knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures of a merchandise buyer and product development 
8.    Must rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals 
9.    A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required to perform responsibilities 


Bachelor's Level Degree in Business or Other

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis