Assistant Buyer at Spencer Gifts in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Description

Come work with us at Spencer's & Spirit Halloween, where you'll be working with the best and brightest colleagues as you help us deliver the most fun experience and product possible to our guests. We're fast-paced and take our work seriously, but we always have a good laugh at the end of the day. Walk through our stores or the halls of our corporate office and you'll see firsthand that we're laidback and irreverent. We're firm believers in being true to YOU, so tattoos and piercings are as common as watercooler convos. Whether it's critiquing our new exclusive costumes or quality testing newly implemented software technology, our teams understand the importance of working collaboratively to challenge status quo and achieve our goals. We keep pushing ourselves to go above and beyond and are looking for top talent to become a part of our team!

We offer the following benefits:

  • 30% discount on merchandise

  • competitive salary

  • career advancement

  • Bonus opportunity

  • an excellent benefits package including Vacation/Sick/Holiday pay, Medical/Dental/Disability/Life and AD&D insurance & 401k.

The Assistant Buyer supports the Buyer, Associate Buyer, and Senior Assistant in achieving overall department strategies. They are responsible for helping to exceed department sales goals and profitability by working with internal and external partners, to help create impactful assortments, coordinate deliveries and analyze weekly selling. They will partner with other internal departments such as planning, social media, marketing, store operations, product development and visual merchandising to execute overall strategies. The assistant will also contribute to finding new items, categories and ideas through trend research and competitive shopping.

  • Responsible for developing a working knowledge of the merchandising function including merchandise selection, negotiating, pricing, planning and marketing merchandise.

  • Analyze weekly sales and item performance with the buyer/planner

  • Prepares merchandise and reports for weekly team meetings.

  • Creates, submits and tracks purchase order worksheets.

  • Manages sample approval processes, organization, and maintenance

  • Partners and communicates with vendors regarding new items, samples, costing, purchase orders

  • Develops and maintain professional relationships with external suppliers and internal partners via telephone, email and face-to-face meetings.

  • Assist with visual merchandising in setting monthly floor sets and planograms

  • Assist with store operations with communication on product issues, concerns and questions from the stores.

  • Travel to store locations to review product mix, gather feedback, and share information with the merchant team.

  • Occasional market travel: visiting vendors, attending trade shows, etc.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and/up to 6 months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. This includes Microsoft Office.
Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have good organizational skills.

  • Strong analytical ability

  • Must be flexible and able to learn on the fly

  • Creative aptitude.

  • Able to communicate with all levels.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to travel.

  • Some areas may require specific technical knowledge and individual skills.

*Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 required for employment, reasonable accommodations considered for medical, pregnancy or sincerely held religious beliefs.

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