Assists with planning, merchandising, digital and programming to maximize the effectiveness of the buying team in order to achieve sales, profits and market share.
Assist team in the entire assortment build process from product selection to Available for Sale date. (QA, legal, PI, pricing, etc.)
Identify market trends from trade journals, magazines and shopping and reporting on them to the buying team.
Understand and perform basic retail calculations.
Write and review purchase orders and submit for approval.
Attend vendor, staff, company, and merchandising meetings with Buyer in order to build buying and negotiating skills.
understanding of the merchandising process and product life-cycle.
You have a working knowledge of open to buy reports.