Associate Buyer

  • New York, NY

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Fashion



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Job Description

SUMMARY:? Responsible for attaining or exceeding sales and gross margin goals within assigned departments through effective planning, negotiation and purchasing of merchandise by performing the following duties:

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.? Other duties may be assigned.

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???????? Works under the supervision of a Buyer, operating independently within the authority delegated by the Buyer.

???????? Analyzes market trends and offerings to develop and execute merchandise stock assortments, business strategies and goals for assigned merchandise departments.

???????? Negotiates with vendors with established limits to obtain most favorable prices and allowances to achieve sales and profit objectives.

???????? Oversees order placement and tracking to ensure timely receipt of merchandise.

???????? May be assigned responsibility of the supervision and development of a subordinate staff consisting of Assistant Buyers.

???????? Performance is evaluated on operational performance, skill evaluations, customer service, collaboration and teamwork, leadership and established individual performance objectives.

???????? Attends trade shows and markets as appropriate.

???????? Works with planner to determine optimal inventory levels and allocations needed to achieve merchandising and financial goals.

???????? Analyzes financial performance to ensure established goals are being met and takes appropriate corrective action when necessary.

???????? Maintain collaborative partnerships with vendors, and internal and external colleagues.

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:? 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.

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EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:? Bachelor?s degree in Fashion Merchandising or related field, 3-5 years? related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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LANGUAGE SKILLS:? Ability to read and understand documents such as general correspondence, department reports, OTB reports and office procedures/memos. Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and fellow associates.

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PHYSICAL DEMANDS:? The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.? Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

???????? Ability to talk and hear

???????? Manual dexterity is required to operate computer and telephone

???????? Ability to travel extensively by car and airplane

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Company Description

Citi Trends is a great place to build a fun and rewarding career! We believe in promoting from within, so, rest assured, if you show the initiative, there will be plenty of room to develop your career. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, paid vacation, a 401(k) plan, paid training, and much more. Ready for some rapid growth of your own?

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Associated topics: buyer, display, inventory, merchandise, purchase, raw material, ship, shipment, store, supplier


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