Softlines Buyer (Hawaii) in Aiea, HI at Sears

Date Posted: 6/17/2019

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    98-1005 Moanalua Road
    Aiea, HI
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 977944BR
Employing Entity: Transform SR LLC
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Buying/Merchandising
Store ID: 58276: FLS District HAWAII

**Seeking candidates currently living in Hawaii
Salary: $75K-$85K depending on experience
•Develops local market line strategies, and executes sales, margin, and inventory plans
•Monitors performance versus plan to identify trend opportunities
•Manages all aspects of the merchandise offering (i.e., selection, negotiation, promotion, and disposition)
•Develops customer driven assortments that support departmental goals and key item focus
•Provides collaborative guidance, direction, and support to the planning organization in the development of merchandise, key item,
and ladder plans
•Ensures the local merchandise selection matches customer needs, customer orientation, and satisfaction
•Ensures merchandise mix balances quality, style, size, and price consistent with company and individual market requirements
•Prepares for and presents products at Assortment Reviews/Style Outs, and Line and Business Reviews
•Attends relevant trade shows, markets, and events to observe market trends, gather product information, select merchandise, and
establish business relationships with viable vendors
•Visits stores to evaluate merchandise mix, observe competition, weigh individual store needs, and translate findings into
executable product plans
•Manages integration with Product Development regarding design, sourcing, and brand development
•Establishes collaborative relationships with placement to ensure availability and the timely delivery of merchandise
•Develops and maintains relationships with vendors, and interacts with the vendor community within Sears' standards and codes of
•Manages vendor performance to maximize profitability and achieve financial objectives
•Selects products to maximize return of advertising expense, partners with Marketing team to reconcile marketing plans and
promotional calendar, and monitors and maintains promotional performance
•Partners with the planner to complete accurate forecasts by evaluating financial information, current trends, and anticipated market
changes that impact buy decisions and strategies
•Coaches and develops Associate Buyers, Assistant Buyers, and Buyer Apprentices to ensure growth and readiness for next level
•Drives compliance and standards with processes, policies, tools, and associates within the group
•Ensures promotional execution accuracy (i.e., pricing, strategies)
•Performs supervisory responsibilities, including, but not limited to: making employment decisions regarding hiring, promoting,
demoting, and terminating; conducting performance appraisals; and coaching and developing associates

Job Requirements

•Bachelors Degree
•5-10 years of related experience
•Up to 25% travel
•18 years of age or older

•Three to five (3-5) years of experience in related buying or five to seven (5-7) years with a mix of buying, planning, and placement
•Strong merchandising, product, and analytical skills
•Leadership and decision making skills
•Proficient skill in utilizing Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, Excel, Access)
•Ability to use email and attachments, Internet/Intranet, and computer systems to access, input, modify, or print information or to
execute moderately complex programs or analyses

•Retail math literacy and application of concepts to daily operations
•Strong working knowledge of merchant processes and systems