Buyer Assistant

Category Management Support

  • Prepares weekly sales reports for distribution.

  • Analyzes sales using reporting tools as needed for assortment reviews, vendor reviews, internal/external presentations, test programs, and additional reporting as necessary to support sales and merchandise strategy.

  • Works closely with internal team to maintain SKU and pricing information.

  • Communicates vendor/product information to Planning and Allocation team including assortment plans, and lead times.

  • Assists in the assortment execution online including gathering images and proofreading copy.

  • Executes purchase orders for test programs and seasonal programs.

  • Responds to inquiries from field operations team regarding product assortments for existing and new retail locations.

Vendor Relationship Management

  • Partner with key vendors such as Apple/Beats, Skullcandy, JBL, and others to bring new product categories to Follett."

  • Corresponds with prospective vendors on an ongoing basis and communicates status in review process.

  • Communicates with vendors continually regarding product, pricing, minimums, terms, shipping, labor code compliance, digital imagery, and other vendor related concerns.

  • Updates and distributes assortment plans, term sheets and correspondence letters to vendors

  • Proofing: Verifies that pricing and vendor information is accurate in system. Proofreads correspondence letters.

  • Sample management: Maintains and organizes vendor samples of approved assortment.

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  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • Educational background in business, marketing, or retail merchandise preferred.

  • Work experience in a retail environment preferred.

  • Intermediate to advanced computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

  • Must possess superior oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills, including an understanding of retail math.

  • Ability to work cross functionally and build relationships with other departments.

  • Interest in and knowledge of technology products strongly desired.

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