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Retail Buyer

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Our Fortune 500 Retail Client is looking for a Buyer. This individual will develop business strategies and seasonal assortment plans to maximize the development of the brand, sales and profits. Identify opportunities and recommend new product or concepts. Manage information across functions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Perform market analysis, competitive shop and analyze sales trends to keep abreast of current trends. Obtain feedback from stores to improve product and add to collections.
Identify emerging trends. Develop business strategies outlining strengths, weaknesses, new opportunities and threats. Communicate annual and seasonal strategies to functional areas.
Collaborate with Inventory Management to provide Sourcing and Production Management with purchase quantities, delivery dates, flow, and exit strategies for initial cost and production negotiations for new programs.
Maintain relationships, resolve issues and conduct final negotiations with significant suppliers and agents as necessary (domestic and overseas).
Provide Inventory Management with final assortment plans, product details, target retails, estimated IMU, importance to overall assortment, flow to DC and floor plan location for developing purchase projections and buy plans.
Approve final product collections from Designs recommendations, Order quantities from Inventory Management recommendations, costing, and delivery dates from Sourcing and Production, Changes that affect production deadlines and plan objectives, Floor plan layouts from Visual and Signage and in-store collateral.

Additional Skills:
Are driven and motivated by the possibilities ahead.
Are a true business owner; comfortable with decision making and calculated risk taking for the benefit of your business.
Think innovation is critical in a business environment and support others in creative thinking.
Pride yourself on the quality of work and are have great attention to detail.
Naturally challenge yourself and others to grow.

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