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Merchandise Buyers select and buy products for retail units based on customer demand and market trends. Essential responsibilities of a Merchandise Buyer include observing consumer buying patterns, maintaining stock levels, liaising with suppliers, writing reports, taking part to promotional activities, and negotiating the best prices for products. Successful example resumes in the field focus on skills like commercial awareness, strong numeracy skills, effective communication, networking, computer competences, and problem solving. Employers choose resumes displaying a degree in a business or sales-related field.

For more information on what it takes to be a Merchandise Buyer, check out our complete Merchandise Buyer Job Description.

1

General Merchandise Buyer / Manager

  • Developed, designed, and executed buying plans and sales strategies that aided in attaining a National ranking of 36th out of nearly 700 dealers.
  • Consistent year over year growth, exceed planned sales by 8% for years 2012-2015.
  • Monitor market trends to ensure dynamic and consistent product flow and increase profitability. Negotiate terms with vendors, create and develop marketing partnerships for product specific events, develop sales training tools.
  • Motorcycle Sales Manager (2009-2012) Recruited and trained staff of 9 Salespeople. Achieved the #1 ranking in the Northwest region for Customer Service while achieving 109% of planned sales goal.
  • Coordinated the sales process including Parts, Service, Motorclothes and Finance Departments to increase top line revenue. Consistently exceed planned sales goals.
  • Budget creation, and Profit & Loss responsibility for a Motorcycle Sales Department, generating over $10 million dollars annually in top line revenue. (2009-2012)
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Telecommunication & Film
2

Merchandise Buyer & Assistant Manager

Purchased all merchandise for the store leveraging market experience from Milly & Tate and researching customer
trends.

  • Creatively reorganized the product display drawing in more customers and cross-sales.
  • Managed sales staff and educated them in the art of selling, customer service, and visual merchandising.
  • Surpassed all financial goals resulting in an increase in sales of 16% over prior year.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Elementary Education
3

Scholastic Merchandise Buyer

Maintained work area in permitted space. (Buying station)

  • Interviewed prospective customers to identify student needs and articulate merchandise value and benefit.
  • Strategically negotiate with customers to close on deals and increase sales.
  • Worked closely with multiple store owners and local police.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
4

Merchandise Buyer

  • Assist with buying from outside vendors
  • Research and develop plans for buying based on current and upcoming trends
  • Authenticate potential high end products to be sold in store
  • Provide service and assistance to customers
  • Consult and style with customers to provide a unique shopping experience
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BS
Apparel
Certification
5

Merchandise Buyer

  • Maintain and keep current on industry trends, continually researching new products and vendors/suppliers in order to improve margins, product mix and to grow the business based on projections.
  • Analyze reports and contracts for evaluating purchasing of inventory anticipating of sales trends price reviews and aging inventory
  • Review reports to determine inventory, proper flow, retail, low performers, etc. stock of good selling merchandise.
  • Monitor inventory levels by categories reviewing Sales and Aging inventory reports (using Open to Buy Reports).
  • Analysis and review proposals from qualified Vendors and Suppliers
  • Meet monthly with the VP of Merchandise and the whole Purchasing Department to discuss the OTB, analyze how each category is performing, if we are achieving the company's projected sales goals.
  • Liaison to vendors personnel for correspondences regarding contracts and product, to include product status, product issues, and payment to vendor for product.
  • Work with Advertising Department on the selection of items that will be featured in direct mailers, inserts, publications and TV commercials.
  • Lead Trainer of employees that enter the department, and to teach other department new employees what our responsibilities are in the company as well as the new operating system
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration
6

Merchandise Buyer

  • Manage Store Inventory to create Purchase orders for Merchandise needed
  • Maintain Inventory available for Party and Halloween Section of store
  • Communicate with Vendors to place orders and discuss terms and conditions
  • Travel to Events to meet with vendors and order for next year’s holidays
  • Create appointments and maintain communication with store Owner
  • Office clerical duties
  • Customer Service and Cashier duties, as well as re stocking shelves and setting up displays
  • Accounting
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
GED
Ged

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