Buyer - Christmas Tree Shops
Christmas Tree Shops is growing and so is our need for talented Buyers in our Union, NJ office. We offer a distinctive, fast paced and dynamic retail environment where you can truly make a difference and have a very real opportunity to grow your career! If you are looking for a retail growth company that values both it's people and it's customers, and has a winning track record, and even brighter future, your search is over! You've discovered Christmas Tree Shops! We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.
The Buyer role is responsible for maximizing the sales and profitability of designated product categories within the Christmas Tree Shops business. Specifically, the Buyer is responsible for developing and executing business strategies and assortment plans that support Company sales, gross margin, and turnover objectives.
Selecting and buying merchandise; identifying and understanding trends to respond quickly and appropriately to new opportunities.
Developing and sourcing products that are exciting and unique to Christmas Tree Shops.
Establishing and maintaining a professional rapport with vendors; negotiating effective purchase terms that support Company goals and deliver value our customer; monitoring and managing vendor performance.
Preparing purchase orders; expediting and facilitating the flow of merchandise from vendors to Christmas Tree Shops distribution centers.
Supervising and directing assigned Assistant Buyer(s); training and developing Assistant Buyer(s) to enhance merchant capabilities and to build bench strength.
Providing stores with direction in merchandising presentation, space allotment, point of purchase information, signing, and product knowledge.
Planning, coordinating and ensuring availability of products for advertising and major promotions.
Partnering with Planner on the development of assortment plans.
Visiting stores on a periodic basis to monitor execution, gather feedback, and to provide support and assistance.
Successful Candidates Will Posses The Following
Bachelor's degree in retail, fashion or marketing preferred
5+ years in-depth buying experience with a specialty, discount or department store retailer.
Strong vendor relations and negotiation skills.
Proven ability to analyze sales and product statistics to support effective merchandising decisions.
Excellent communication skills.
Creative product development experience.
Strong decision making ability.
Ability to meet tight deadlines.
Strong computer skills; MS Excel and MS Word experience desired.
Excellent coach/developer of talent.
Must be able to travel domestically and internationally for extended periods of time.