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Associate Buyer/Buyer (Hybrid)

Company: MRINetwork Jobs
Location: Backus
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionBayside Search Group is partnering with a privately held, debt. free multichannel retailer on an Associate Merchant/Buyer opportunity. This role is responsible for all aspects of daily business within assigned category(s). This role will have financial accountability, including P&L and buying responsibilities for assigned categories. Associate Merchants will execute strategy while growing market share, drive new business and product opportunities and improve merchandising productivity. The Associate Merchant will manage their assigned category(s) within the direction of the Divisional Merchandise Manager with end-to-end ownership of the performance. MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Responsible for the P&L performance of assigned category(s) with buying responsibility
  • Executes strategic direction and translates into 5 year roadmaps and actionable tactics that execute and meet or exceed financial objectives including sales, gross margin, and inventory turn
  • Creates and manages customer-centric, solution-based assortments in assigned category(s) that align with the strategy vison and strategy through an omni-channel lens.
  • Executes strategic growth plans across omni-channel format for assigned categories by leveraging market and industry trends that meet diverse customer needs
  • Researches, understands, and identifies customer, competitive, and industry trends and opportunities to drive the company's Merchandising and Marketing strategies.
  • Drives the Product Line Review strategy with clear deliverables, objectives and outcome-based goals.
  • Maintains effective relationships with vendors while negotiating and providing feedback and acquiring new relationships that align to business strategies.
  • Maintains industry expertise to stay aware of new trends and business opportunities to optimize product category success.
  • Works with pricing department to establish prices for all assigned items to assure a competitive position in the marketplace, while maintaining acceptable gross margin percentages for the subclass. Responsible for final decision on prices.
  • Manages product packaging, quality, and graphic materials to ensure they comply with company standards.
  • Provides regular written communication and updates to Manager/Director to ensure effective communication regarding important decisions.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of important developments, potential problems and related information necessary for effective management. Coordinates and communicates plans and activities with others to ensure a coordinated work effort and team approach. QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • At least 2 years of related purchasing/product development experience.
  • Knowledge of hard line tools/DIY preferred, but will consider other categories in apparel or consumer product goods.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of Company and vendor personnel.
  • Ability to travel up to 10 working days per month. The Sizzle:
    • Opportunity to work remote with some travel to the corporate office in Mpls. MN.
    • Great people, awesome culture that values integrity, risk taking, diversity & inclusion and more.
    • Full benefits package to include medical/dental, 401K and others.
    • Stable growing company, fun and creative role with P/L accountability, fabulous growth opportunities.

Keywords: MRINetwork Jobs, Duluth , Associate Buyer/Buyer (Hybrid), Other , Backus, Minnesota

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