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  • Merchandise Buyer - Women's Jewelry & Gifts

    Job Location US-OH-Highland Heights
    Street Address
    5500 Avion Park Drive
  • Overview

    Develop and drive the execution of strategies to achieve the financial goals, maximize sales and margin for assigned categories.  Develop and create a nurturing and mentoring environment that instills pride and ownership while developing future leadership.

    Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

    Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential Functions)

    1. * Delivering or exceeding the Plan targets (sales, IMU, gross margin, A/P, inventory turn, shrink and clearance) and profit goals by incorporating competitive intelligence, customer knowledge; develop, interpret and communicate business analysis
    2. Keep track of changes in trend, consumer behavior and competition and provides analysis and guidance as how those changes should be interpreted and managed within their assortments
    3. Assess and identify life cycle opportunities and risk. Propose actions plans to maximize opportunity and minimize risk within their product categories
    4. *Develop Assortment Plans in partnership with GMM
    5. *Initiate and generate in-depth analyses of business to maximize sales and profits; with action plans to reduce risks
    6. *Partner with MP&A department to create and implement department and company merchandise plans
    7. *Ensure company standards on quality are in conjunctions with Manager of Product Quality and GMM
    8. *Drive business through promotional strategies and communicating inventory needs; determine product placement for key time periods and promotional floor set
    9. Develop cross-functional partnerships with plan allocations, product development, sourcing, and marketing
    10. Manage, mentor, and train the Assistant(s) of the department
    11. *Execute product testing to ensure timely delivery with sufficient inventory levels to obtain an accurate test read; and maximize future sales and margin results


    Skills and Abilities

    1. Ability to take a critical approach to develop benchmark and line plans to implement product line and assortments for the long-term
    2. Strong Quantitative skills(includes query language programming, Excel, retail merchandise management databases and previous planning skills), excellent oral communication skills, influence and negotiation skills a must
    3. Ability to executive assortment strategy that supports short and long-term growth
    4. Requires MicroStrategy or relevant software experience
    5. Develops collaborative working relationships
    6. Acute sense of brand and customer
    7. Understanding of competitive market
    8. Strong communication, presentation and negotiating skills
    9. Goal oriented with demonstrated leadership skills
    10. Abstract thinker
    11. Risk taker

    Education and Experience

    1. Bachelor's degree
    2. Minimum of 5-7 years of buying experience in a Retail environment; prefer combination of both stores and web

     Working Conditions

    Normal; no adverse or hazardous conditions


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