The Merchandise Buyer – Daily Deals will be responsible for sourcing opportunity buys and close-outs with a strong emphasis on brand name merchandise. Also, needs to develop strategic partnerships for continual product offerings for evaluation across varied product classifications. The candidate should be able to identify potential products by conducting market research and staying up to date with industry trends.
The Merchandise Buyer- Daily Deals must be able to:
Find new suppliers and develop close relationships with existing ones.
Negotiate with suppliers to secure lowest total delivered cost.
Be a sharp negotiator, able to purchase branded products below-market pricing for multiple product categories.
Able to work effectively under multiple tight deadlines.
Able to determine best product prices.
Ability to “hit the ground running” – a self-starter capable of achieving specific target goals.
Able to work independently in a fast paced environment while functioning as a reliable team member.
3+ Years experience buying consumer goods, preferably closeout opportunities and brand name products.
Proficient with Microsoft Office software: Excel/Word/Outlook/Power-Point.
Experience with Internet, Search Engines and Shopping Sites.
Demonstrates self-motivation and initiative, works with minimal supervision.
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