Sunglasses Buyer

Position: Specialty Buyer

Location: North American Support Center (NASC)

Job Summary

To shop the market and put together an assortment of high quality merchandise, based on the ‘concept’ of the store, to be sold in the stores. To maximize sales and profitability of the ‘stores concept’ through development and implementation of a product strategy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify market trends and react accordingly
  • Partner with the store managers on a daily basis
  • Shop the market for new trends and attend trade shows
  • Write up purchase orders for stores
  • Strong work ethic, pay close attention to small details
  • Have strong organizational skills, and be able to act quickly to pressure
  • Tracking orders and being able to respond quickly to changes
  • Work closely with vendors for new merchandise assortments
  • Negotiate terms with vendor for free freight and discounted merchandise
  • Train employee’s about the concept to better assist customers
  • Develop visual presentations of new merchandise
  • Constant communications with Sr. VP of Merchandising
  • Create seasonal promotions
  • Develop and execute ‘regional’ product assortment per store
  • Work the VP of Merchandising to ensure proper fixtures and hardware for stores

Qualifications/Special Skills Required:

  • Effective communicator: verbal, written, negotiation, presentation.
  • Ability to multi task
  • Strong supervisory skills to oversee diverse operations
  • Prior knowledge of ‘concepts’
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Ability to act and react to pressure