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Introduction:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Retail Buyer to join our team. As a Retail Buyer, you will be responsible for selecting and purchasing merchandise for our retail stores. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for retail and a keen eye for trends. If you are a detail-oriented individual with excellent negotiation skills, we encourage you to apply.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Source and select merchandise for our retail stores, ensuring a diverse and appealing product assortment
  • Conduct market research to identify current trends, customer preferences, and competitor offerings
  • Build and maintain relationships with vendors and negotiate favorable terms and pricing
  • Monitor inventory levels and make purchasing decisions to optimize stock levels and minimize excess inventory
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop promotional strategies and campaigns
  • Analyze sales data and customer feedback to make informed buying decisions
  • Stay updated on industry trends and attend trade shows and events to discover new products and suppliers

Job Brief:

As a Retail Buyer, you will play a crucial role in curating our retail stores' product offerings. You will be responsible for selecting merchandise that aligns with our brand image and meets the needs and preferences of our customers. Your role will involve collaborating with vendors, analyzing market trends, and making data-driven purchasing decisions. This position offers an opportunity to contribute to the success of our retail business and shape the customer experience.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Source and evaluate potential vendors, considering factors such as product quality, pricing, and delivery times
  • Negotiate contracts and terms with vendors to ensure favorable pricing and conditions
  • Monitor sales performance and adjust purchasing decisions accordingly
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to plan and execute promotional activities
  • Conduct regular store visits to assess product performance and gather feedback from store managers and staff
  • Stay informed about industry trends, competitor offerings, and customer preferences
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases, pricing, and vendor information

Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, merchandising, or a related field
  • Proven experience as a Retail Buyer or in a similar role
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and inventory management software
  • Knowledge of retail industry trends and market dynamics
  • Ability to work independently and make informed decisions
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

A Retail Buyer is responsible for selecting and purchasing merchandise for retail stores. They analyze market trends, negotiate with vendors, and ensure a diverse and appealing product assortment.

A bachelor's degree in business, merchandising, or a related field is typically required. Previous experience as a Retail Buyer or in a similar role is also preferred.

Strong analytical and negotiation skills, excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, proficiency in Microsoft Office and inventory management software, and knowledge of retail industry trends are important skills for a Retail Buyer.

Review and Approval:

This job description has been reviewed and approved by the HR department.