Buyer in Seffner, Florida at Rooms To Go

Date Posted: 11/10/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    11540 U.S. 92
    Seffner, Florida
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/10/2020
  • Posting ID:
    657354

Job Description

RTG --Buyer

Buyer for Rooms To Go. 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, etc.. Must have 5+ 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, and will be responsible for evaluating retail store lineup and making adjustments where/when necessary to maximize sales per sq. ft. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a requirement

Summary

The Buyer is responsible for developing business strategies and seasonal assortment plans to maximize the Company's retail brand, sales and profits for an assigned area or department. This position also manages information across functional teams working closely with product design, sourcing, supplier design, production and visual to ensure process is followed and timelines are met.

Primary Job Functions

  1. Deliver the annual sales plan and gross margin for the assigned area or department.
  2. Perform market analysis and competitive shop; analyze sales trends to keep abreast of current trends.
  3. Obtain feedback from store field associates and provide information to improve product and to add to assortments.
  4. Develop seasonal business strategies outlining strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Communicate annual and seasonal strategies to cross-functional areas.
  5. Develop seasonal product mix for department; prepare category assortment overview by pricing level, sub category mix and SKU counts.
  6. 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. Maintain relationships, resolve issues and may conduct final negotiations with suppliers and agents as necessary.
  7. Recommend and collaborate with the visual team to plan floor layouts.
  8. Collaborate with the planning team and recommend adjustments to markdowns, delivery changes, production changes to the plan to maximize sales, profits, budget and protect the brand.
  9. Attend market; assist in the preparation, set-up and presentation of the showroom.
  10. Visit stores and contact field management to gather information on customer feedback and product issues.
  11. Make employment decisions and/or recommendations on hiring, improvement plans, transfers, promotions, corrective actions, terminations, pay adjustments, etc. 12. Coordinate and manage the work of employees by directing members of the team to meet the area's goals. Audit regularly to ensure standard operating procedures are being adhered to.
  12. Manage employee performance and assist employees in making improvements to their performance through coaching, mentoring and administering performance reviews. Recommend, plan and/or implement employee training and skill development activities.
  13. Audit, maintain and ensure employee time-keeping and absentee records are accurate.
  14. Communicate company and departmental issues and goals and facilitate employee growth and development through weekly team meetings, regular individual employee meetings, coaching, training, and company-offered learning opportunities.
  15. Manage resources to optimize equipment, facilities, employees, methods and materials.
  16. Demonstrate the Company's Core and Growth Values in the performance of all job functions.

Job Qualifications

Education:

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

Experience:

  • 5 years of experience in assortment planning, merchandising and/or product planning for a national retailer, Required Supervisory/Management experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient knowledge of product assortment and development
  • Strong knowledge of retail math
  • Knowledge of ecommerce and/or web based retailing systems and reports
  • Knowledge of web-based technologies, web architecture and user experience strategies
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Document management system
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement
  • Proficient computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, internet
  • Strong skills in agility, along with the ability to pivot easily when directions and priorities changes on short notice
  • Perform under strong demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Work professionally with customers and co-workers to efficiently serve our customers, treating both with enthusiasm and respect
  • Respond professionally in situations with difficult employee/vendor/customer issues or inquiries