Buyer/Merchant in Atlanta, Georgia at Rooms To Go

Date Posted: 9/26/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    400 Perimeter Center Terrace
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/26/2020
  • Posting ID:
    657012

Job Description

RTG --Buyer/Merchant Casegoods

Buyer/Merchant for Casegoods Category. Responsible for researching product and style trends, working with suppliers, modifying store lineup and executing store replenishment. Will maintain merchandising flow, inventory projections, sales and store analytics and preparation. Develop KPI's for demand forecasting, profitability, ect. Must have 3+ years of progressive experience in retail buying and/or retail merchandising , multi store location experience preferred and a Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field from a regionally accredited University or College. Additionally the chosen candidate will have excellent computer skills , including intermediate to advance excel as well as solid analytical ability. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a requirement

Primary Job Functions

  1. Utilize historical sales combined with trending data to generate supply plans and forecast product flow
  2. Provide smooth flow of goods to multiple distribution centers
  3. Perform market analysis and competitive shop; analyze sales trends to keep abreast of current trends.
  4. Obtain feedback from store field associates and provide information to improve product and to add to assortments.
  5. Develop business strategies outlining strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
  6. Develop product mix for department; prepare category assortment overview by pricing level, sub category mix and SKU counts.
  7. Work closely and collaboratively with the product development team on specific product development in their category; preview and aid in final development decisions prior to product introduction.
  8. Visit stores and contact field management to gather information on customer feedback and product issues.

Job Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Retail Merchandising, Fashion or related degree, or equivalent work experience, Required.

Experience:

  • 3 years of experience in assortment planning, merchandising and/or product planning for a national furniture retailer

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proficient computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, internet
  • Perform under strong demands in a fast-paced environment