Buyer- Off Price in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 7/10/2018

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    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 935616BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Buying/Merchandising
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

The Buyer will be responsible for managing their specific product division which includes the selection, purchase and delivery of merchandise which adheres to the merchandise philosophy of quality, price, fashion and brand.

Job Requirements

  • Manages opportunistic buying responsibility (based on vendors or classifications) and accountability for sales and margin performance.
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility as it relates to costs of repurposing inventory for sale.
  • Proactively networks with vendors regarding available merchandise and will negotiate directly on purchases. This includes frequent visits to showrooms, selecting product and handling negotiations, either independently or in conjunction with their supervisor.
  • Shop competition to identify opportunities, trends and labels.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
  • Must have extensive vendor negotiation and interaction.
  • Experience with close-out or opportunistic buying.
  • Thorough knowledge of merchandising and technical aspects of merchandising (e.g., fabric, design, silhouettes, etc.).
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Ability to partner and influence vendors/cross-functional partners.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong retail math skills.