Assistant Buyer - Kmart Sleepwear

Sears Holdings Corporation (


  Full Time   Employee

United States

The Assistant Buyer is an entry-level position within the Buying organization. This position performs the technical and mechanical aspects of the buying role and completes functions that contribute to the Buying Team’s ability to achieve sales, gross margin, inventory, and turnover goals for assigned categories of merchandise while learning the long-range business strategy within the area of responsibility. This position reports directly to a Buyer or DMM. The Assistant Buyer works closely with the buying and merchandising support team in the execution of product selection, assortment planning, vendor communication, inventory productivity management, and marketing of specific lines/categories to significantly improve profitability and maximize shareholder value.

*This position is located in San Francisco, CA

•Monitors and maintains promotional performance and provides recommendations to Associate Buyers/Buyers based on analyzing and interpreting sales trends, reporting promotions by sales, gross margin by product/category and store to assist in future strategy and improved performance
•Establishes collaborative relationships with Supply Chain , ensure availability and timely delivery of merchandise
•Determines product to be marked down due to discontinuation or slow movement, builds strategy in the system and creates a benchmark. Monitors performance of clearance sell-thru to determine timing of further reductions. Collects funding from vendors to offset margin loss
•For seasonal businesses, develops melt-down plan, monitors sell-thru to plan to determine actions that need to be taken: markdowns, etc
•Participates in process of building, maintaining relationships with vendors and interacts with vendor community while adhering to company code of conduct
Skill/Experience Requirements
•Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university; or fours years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination education, experience
•Proficiency in use of Windows-emphasis on Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint
•Strong analytical and follow-through skills and focus on details
•Highly effective written and verbal communication skills

To apply for this job, contact:
Scott Stratton

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