Merchandising - Buyer SmartPak
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED When most people say ?work hard, play hard,? they don?t mean at the same time. But we?re not most people. We?re a little more awesome than that, and we?re willing to bet that you are too.
At SmartPak, we?re serious about supporting healthy horses and happy riders, but we?re also serious about having fun. Our serious side has earned us several major awards for growth and innovation, while our ?seriously playful? side landed us a spot on the Boston Globe?s Top 100 Places to Work list and a ?Best Bosses? award by Fortune Small Business and Winning Workplaces.
But enough about us ? let?s talk about you! Are you confident, capable, creative and passionate? Do you want to know that your work makes a difference? Does a hard-working, collaborative, fast-paced environment sound exciting? If so, the Senior Buyer position may be for you!
The Buyer is responsible for directly leading all purchasing activities with vendor relationship responsibility, deal negotiations, and merchandising within identified categories. The Buyer is expected to both understand and manage the product line(s) to maximize the customer experience.
What we are looking for:
Secures and analyzed product quotes and negotiates prices and terms with suppliers
Proposes product selection and accompanying pricing/ terms with Senior Merchandising team
Studies and analyzes market/ industry trends and reports findings to Senior Merchandising team
Develop relationships with new brands and advocate for the SmartPak platform
Build detailed buying and marketing plans as well as growth strategies for vendors and private label merchandise
Negotiate and secure vendor participation in marketing events
Provide timely resolution to vendor maintenance and ordering issues
Analyze merchandising data and makes recommendations on category and product management
Conduct industry research and identifying new trends and sources
Provide delivery updates and product knowledge information to Customer Care, Retail Store, and Production as appropriate
Oversees Assistant Buyers and/ or Merchandising Assistant
Assist in paste-up/ catalog layout.
Assist?s Manger of Merchandising/ Director of Merchandising with vendor relations
Some travel required to buying shows/ vendor sites
Other exciting projects as needed.
Position Must Have?s:
2+ years? experience
Horse experience strongly preferred
Experience forging and building vendor relationships, planning product cycles, and selling online is preferred
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Excellent Excel and PC skills.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to work under deadline pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Self-motivated and resourceful multi-tasker.
Attention to detail
Sense of humor!
||40 Grissom Road |
Plymouth, MA 02360
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED