Assist the buyer or manager with all procurement-related tasks, such as selecting the appropriate product mix, managing purchase orders, monitoring inventory, preparing budgets and providing administrative support.
Assisting the buyer in selecting the appropriate product mix.
Purchase orders must be written, placed and tracked.
Ensure that products are purchased at the appropriate time, according to specifications and at a reasonable price.
Negotiating with vendors and establishing positive, long-term relationships
Identifying new suppliers and recommending them to the buyer.
Making plans for competitive retail and pricing strategies.
Inventory levels must be planned for, monitored and maintained at an appropriate level.
Plan budgeting and forecasting purchasing trends.
A bachelor’s degree in business, economics, marketing or a related field is preferred.
Prior experience in the merchandising or retail industries is preferred.
Outstanding interpersonal, communication and negotiating abilities.
Analytical and organizational abilities that are second to none.
The ability to multitask and perform well under pressure.
Extensive knowledge of merchandising software systems is preferred.
Microsoft Office proficiency.