Buyer Assistant Job Description Sample
The Buyer Assistant reports to the Purchasing Department Coordinator and handles administrative support related to the Purchasing Department. They also provide support and assistance to the Replenishment Analysts, communicates with suppliers, carriers & distribution centers.
Essential Job Functions
Communication with suppliers, carriers and distribution centers in tracking late shipments, backorders, etc
Schedule appointments, meetings and calendar
Type and distribute correspondence; compose routine correspondence
Answer Replenishment Analysts rollover phone lines
Schedule and prepare for monthly CPFR vendor meetings
Handle and distribute mail and faxes for Purchasing department
Skills and Qualifications
One or more years of general office experience
Very proficient in Word and Excel software programs
Excellent customer service, organizational and written/verbal communication skills
Ability to convey positive and professional image
How would you like a unique career opportunity that can provide challenging work, a dynamic indoor/outdoor environment, career advancement, and a team of highly motivated people to help you succeed? You can have all of that when you work at CarMax!
As a part of our CarMax store purchasing team, a Buyer Assistant is responsible for vehicle optioning and imaging for the CarMax website, securing purchased vehicles, completing visual vehicle inspections as a part of the vehicle transfer process and working with the purchasing team to hold on-site auctions. A Buyer Assistant will also work with other departments to ensure that the needs of the business are met.
A strong commitment to customer service, good communication skills and attention to detail is required for this position. Ideal candidates will come from various backgrounds including retail, restaurant service and other service oriented positions.
This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends in a fast paced retail environment. Position also requires the ability to work indoors/outdoors in a "hands-on" environment. Successful performance can lead to excellent career opportunities with CarMax!
Buyer / Buyer Assistant (1+ Years Experience)
Job #: 187322
If you are an experienced Buyer/Buyer Assistant (1+ years' experience) looking for a position with a leading company, Bartech can help! We are a leading staffing firm and our clients include some over the nation's biggest companies. Our client has a need for a Buyer/Buyer Assistant (1+ years' experience). This is a contract position; however it is not uncommon for assignments to transition into permanent positions with our client companies. If you have the background we are looking for, and you are interested in an opportunity to get your foot in the door with leading company, we want to talk with you!
Buyer/Buyer Assistant (1+ years' experience)
Your specific duties as a Buyer/Buyer Assistant (1+ years' experience) will include:
The Buyer is responsible for supplier selection, negotiation, and purchase order placement and follow-up for assigned commodities.
The buyer is accountable for supplier performance in quality, delivery and cost to meet operational requirements and strategic objectives.
The buyer is also responsible for managing inventory mix and volume for his/her assigned commodities to meet or exceed customer service and inventory efficiency targets.
Buyer/Buyer Assistant (1+ years' experience)
As a Buyer/Buyer Assistant (1+ years' experience) you must represent our company well by being responsible, punctual and motivated to go above and beyond the call of duty. You must also be highly detail-oriented and organized with excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities. It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business or related field
1 years applicable experience
Strong communications, negotiation and project management skills
Relevant computer skills (Microsoft Office suite), SAP experience a plus
ISM CPSM certification
3-5 years purchasing experience
Lean supply chain management experience a plus
Buyer/Buyer Assistant (1+ years' experience)
As a Buyer/Buyer Assistant (1+ years' experience) with Bartech, you will be working through an established and respected staffing organization with 40 years of serving as a trusted partner to our client companies. We are dedicated to providing our talent with personal, responsive attention, and will assign an employee care representative to answer any questions or concerns that you might have. Depending upon the client, the assignment and your performance, you can find potential opportunities for direct employment. Your hard work and professional dedication will be rewarded with competitive compensation, including benefits.
Available benefits for Buyer/Buyer Assistant (1+ years' experience) Position may include (but are not limited to):
- Exceptional medical, dental, and vision
- Paid time off, including holidays
Make the most of your experience!
Assistant Buyer - Gap Online North America- Adult
In 1969, Don and Doris Fisher opened the first Gap store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco. They wanted to make it easier to find a great pair of jeans, and they did. Their denim and records store was a hit, and today we're the world's most iconic American brand.
We're represented in more than 1400 stores in over 40 countries, and online. Our unique aesthetic is optimistic cool, elevated American style. We believe in staying true to our heritage while creating what's next.
Don and Doris Fisher always wanted to "do more than sell clothes," and today we're leaders in employee volunteering and social impact.
If you're full of ideas, if you want to work with phenomenal people, and if you think we should leave the world better than we found it, we'd love to meet you.
The Assistant Buyer will be part of the US online team to drive sales comp.
Assist Buying Manager in the creation, management and execution of end to end sales, gross margin and inventory strategies to hit Department or Division sales plans.
Collaborate with a centralized Merchandising team (GM) to ensure the seasonal, global assortment meets the Gap Online customer and business needs.
Partner with Site Merchandising team to influence marketing needs and site merchandising decisions that drive customer engagement and deliver financial results.
Represent divisions/brand and present a point of view in business meetings.
Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan and support theory with product assortment wins/misses/opportunities. Forecast in-season sales on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
Identify risks and opportunities to business and recommend strategies to achieve financial goals in season.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of cross-functional teams (Production, Marketing, Creative, Site Merchandising, International OL Buyers, and Global Merchants) and able to influence them to achieve results.
Share seasonal category strategies with Site Merchant team to enable the development and execution of site and sort strategies.
Strong organization skill and able to create processes when surrounded by ambiguity.
Hindsight businesses quarterly and mid-season and share with global merchandising team as well as to influence future product offering and buys.
Understand product trends, historical data and departmental input at category/class level in order to manage in-season opportunities or risks.
Understand competitive environment; proactively seek market knowledge through exposure to competitive retail outlets and online channels.
Partner with Manager in developing performance and individual career goals.
Prioritize and set expectations around key deliverables with cross-functional team and peers.
Bachelors Degree of equivalent.
1-2 years of retail buying experience.
Experience as an Assistant Merchandiser, Assistant Buyer, or equivalent.
Strong financial and analytical skills are must.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Possess a working knowledge of financial measurements.
Demonstrate a point of view about product assortment and business opportunities.
Maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals.
Demonstrate strong listening, verbal, written and presentation skills.
Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta.
One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
Employee stock purchase plan.*
Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.*
Family care programs.
Pet Discount Program.
For eligible employees
Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteenth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.
Assistant Gift Shop Buyer
Assistant Buyer - Gift Shop
Responsible for selection, ordering, placement and monitoring of merchandise in hotel gift shops. Supervises warehouse operations and staff. Oversees inventory and freight processing.
Reviews, selects and issues purchase orders for gift shop merchandise.
Follows budget guidelines for purchasing; monitors field sales and provides guidelines for merchandising to achieve budgeted revenue.
Supervises warehouse operations, coordinates merchandise purchasing, delivery, recording, tracking and delivery. Manages freight delivery and shipping.
Supervises warehouse staff; trains, schedules and evaluates employees.
Participates with gift shop and warehouse staff with hotel opening and closing preparations, start-up and set-up and training; closing.
Responsible for inventory computer management system.
Other duties as assigned.
1+ years retail sales, customer service or related work experience.
Must be highly organized, detail oriented, with strong time management skills to meet frequent deadlines.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Lifting 30 pounds
Weekend, holiday and night work required.
Some travel required.
Holland America Line is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Assistant Buyer - Home
At Dollar General, our customer is at the center of everything we do! We are a fast-moving Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 13,000 stores and 14 distribution centers in 44 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation and teamwork. At Dollar General, you can see a clear and fast path to career growth and success. We are committed to attracting talented and motivated people who can advance our mission of "Serving Others." Let's Grow Together!
Job Title: Assistant Buyer
Reports to: Sr. Buyer
Partner and assist the Buyer in the selection, flow and merchandising of products that will provide Dollar General's customer with a better life, and our shareholders with a superior investment. Facilitate the internal and external partnerships that allow Dollar General to serve others by being a customer driven distributor of consumable basics.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Coordinates the flow of merchandise through daily communication with vendors and the distribution, transportation and reorder departments.
Evaluate and report on the performance of products.
Assists in sales planning and short and long term forecasting.
Assists buyer in selecting merchandise that will create value and excitement for our customer and impact overall company success.
Assists buyer in merchandising the products selected through plan-o-gramming and in-store communications.
Develop an in-depth knowledge of the market by visiting competition, trade shows and manufacturing facilities.
Maintain positive relationships with our teamshare partners by visiting stores on a bi-monthly basis.
Knowledge and Skills:
Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with our internal and external partners in order to produce positive results. (Communication Skill)
Ability to learn the dynamics of negotiation and the interpersonal skills required to achieve Dollar General's goals.
Ability to develop an understanding of the market and our customer's basic needs in order to generate an assortment that is a fit for our niche.
Ability to make decisions in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining an enthusiastic sense of mission.
Ability to create a team environment by assisting others in the decision making process while facilitating their creative abilities.
Ability to analyze and interpret budget, sales, market and consumer data to select products and measure performance. (Analytical Skill)
Work Experience and/or Education:
3 to 5 years in merchandising and/or applicable retail experience. A college degree and buying experience preferred.
Thisposition is responsible to learn to review and analyze all merchandise toensure fulfillment to distribution centers. Execute expediting needs oncritical and late purchase orders from suppliers.
Assist with analyzing inventory levels to determine optimum order amounts based on packaging and lead times.
Perform a variety of coordinating, routing, and material handling duties to meet production schedules.
Expedite products to solve shortage problems.
Ensure incoming products are properly routed.
Monitor the flow of products between departments in order to meet scheduled commitments.
Learn to process purchase orders from user-generated requisitions for non-standard office supplies, printing and equipment.
Set up inventory items, reorder levels and manufacturers in system.
Process purchase orders for shipping supplies as directed by supervisor.
Maintain accurate and timely data in the inventory item database.
Learn to develop good working relationships with vendor representatives.
Assist with monitoring inventory levels for overstock inventory and alert management for disposition.
Assist with negotiating profit margin with volume buying from our suppliers.
Learn core processes and systems for purchasing and expediting
Has knowledge of the fundamental concepts,practices, and procedures of a particular field of study, but not the formalapplication. Apply company policies andprocedures to resolve routine issues.
Work on problems of limitedscope. Follow standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or datafrom which answers can be readily obtained. Begin building workingrelationships internally.
Typically in this position up to 12 months.
Bachelor's Degree or global equivalent in related discipline. Working towards E3 Level 4 certification.
GENERAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:
Learn skills to become a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures.
General proficiency with tools, systems, and procedures.
Good planning/organizational skills and techniques.
Good analysis and problem solving skills.
Good writing and communication skills.
Basic conflict resolution skills.
Ability to work in team environment
Henry Schein, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability that can be reasonably accommodated without undue hardship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status
Retail Assistant Buyer (Corporate)
As part of the application process, you are required to create a candidate account to log back in and view your application(s). Check your email regularly for information regarding our employment process.
It is the primary responsibility of the Retail Assistant Buyer to assist the Retail Buyer and Retail Associate Buyer with the buying process of retail merchandise for a specific product and/or MGM Resorts International property. All duties are to be performed in accordance with the department and MGM Resorts International policies, practices and procedures.
Assists the Retail Buyer and/or Associate Buyer in selecting merchandise, placing orders, and distributing inventory for an assigned area of responsibility; may travel to local and/or out-of-state properties to assist with buying decisions as needed.
Manages the reorder process to ensure the consistent flow of product; evaluates on-hand inventory and determine appropriate par levels for the set-up of skus (styles) on auto replenishment.
Oversees for purchase order maintenance, including but not limited to, order confirmation, ticketing requests, and order modifications.
Assists with open-to-buy (OTB) process by monitoring stock levels through stock balancing of product across stores and properties.
Oversees the tracking all deliveries to insure the consistent flow of goods; coordinates with the Retail Distribution Center and property warehouses on any inbound or outbound retail shipments and /or any vendor compliance issues.
Negotiates with vendors on pricing as it relates to late delivery, over-shipments, style substitutions and invoice matching.
Approves and processes all price changes.
Responsible for planning all product presentations.
Manages the maintenance of the digital database of all artwork.
Coordinates with Retail Accounting and vendors on all returns (RTV's), credits and payment of invoices.
Assists Retail Buyer and/ or Retail Associate Buyer on vendor set up and compliance, along with vendor updates.
Performs all other job related duties as requested.
Associate's Degree in Retail, Merchandising or related field, or equivalent education and experience.
At least 4 years of experience in Retail Buying, Retail Operations or related position.
Excellent customer service skills.
Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
Professional appearance and demeanor.
Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.
Retail Store Operations experience within the hospitality, casino, and resort industry.
Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.
Assistant Buyer - Non Apparel, Creve Coeur, MO
Soft Surroundings, at the Corporate office in Creve Coeur, MO is seeking an Assistant Buyer - Non Apparel. We provide full benefits, including 401(K) with company match, competitive pay, generous employee discount, profit sharing potential and an opportunity to work with a successful and growing company.
The Assistant Buyer-Non Apparel will assist the Divisional Merchandise Manager, Senior Buyers and Associate Buyers in obtaining customer appropriate merchandise for assigned categories.
Assist in monitoring overall market, fashion trends and competition.
Confirm accuracy of product item information with Buyers and communicate with Apparel Merchandising Coordinator to enter into PLM and Condor.
Communicate any missing information to appropriate Buyer immediately.
Assist in faxing paperwork to vendor and follow up to make sure it all comes back complete, correct and in timely manner.
Assist in Assortment Plan process.
Assist in completion of accurate item build forms which are given to IC to generate a product build up in Anzio.
Assist in coordinating necessary information with TD, CP, IC and Retail as needed to meet deadlines.
Coordinate product information for Quality Assurance.
Assist TD with receipt of customer service samples, photography samples and quality assurance samples by deadlines assigned.
Organize and set up samples catalog for seasonal Call Center product training.
Follow up with vendors regarding arrival of any paperwork requested by buyers.
Photograph each product selected for the catalog and the retail store.
Proofread copy for Technical Data (INV, price, origin, etc.)
Assist in any merchandising special projects as requested.
Assist Senior Buyer with seasonal reporting projects.
Requires a Bachelor's Degree
General understanding of computers and computer software.
Requires problem solving, analyzing and reasoning skills.
Must be highly organized with excellent time management skills and possess a passion for the business.
One or more years experience as a Buyer's Assistant or as a retail store associate required
Dillard's Department Store, Inc., one of the foremost names in Department Store retailing has an exceptional career opportunity available for a talented professional to join our fashion buying team based in our regional Division offices in Gilbert, Arizona.
Work in a fast paced buying office environment for a major retail department store. An assistant buyer will monitor sales, inventory levels, trends, profitability and work closely with the buying staff and management to initiate the best direction for the product distribution within the Dillard's West region stores. The position is an entry level executive responsibility
Support management with data and analysis. Work closely with an assigned buyer on all financial recaps and ensure the buyer is able to maximize the effectiveness of all reporting. Reports include monitoring sales, tracking orders, review sales to stock ratio and analyzing trends.
Work in tandem with a buyer to manage the vendor performance in order to achieve all financial goals.
Manages vendor performance and assist merchants in evaluating issues and opportunities.
Review replenishment by door to maximize product performance and minimizing liabilities.
Develop relationships with vendors to optimize brand names and fashion at Dillard’s
Professionally communicate with high level executives from within the Dillard’s organization and with our vendor partners.
Prepare all marketing and advertising proposals related to the assigned buyer. Review and analyze advertising results.
The position does not require travel; however, the next level will require travel.Bachelor’s degree or higher (required)
Strong proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
A great entrepreneurial spirit is a plus
Have a strong business analytical and math skills
Making better hires starts with building better job descriptions
- Browse 100s of templates across 40+ industries
- Customize your template with your company info & job requirements
- Post it to 20+ job boards in seconds – for FREE!