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Retail Buyers work for retail shops and are responsible for purchasing products that will be further sold to company customers. Work duties like analyzing consumer trends, ensuring stock levels, liaising with suppliers, handling logistics issues, and leading promotional activities are often seen on Retail Buyer example resumes. Successful candidates demonstrate qualifications such as commercial awareness, good math skills, strong communication and negotiation skills, market research knowledge, computer proficiency, and time management. Formal education is not mandatory for the job, and most Retail Buyers make display of at least a high school diploma in their resumes.

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Retail Buyer/ Merchandiser

  • Purchased and managed multiple categories of footwear for all corporate retail stores
  • Improved retail stores' operations by conducting onsite training seminars, buy meetings, and store evaluations
  • Formulated new distribution process to increase sales in top volume stores
  • Developed new order placement process that reduced time and expenses
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
12

Retail Buyer and Merchandiser

Hired to purchase products and supplies for main office and five retail locations. Accountable for all new product lines and purchasing decisions.

  • Subject matter expert on all purchasing decisions
  • Used historic sales information to forecast future needs and reduce inventory levels by 60%
  • Attended trade shows to meet distributors and discuss new product lines and market trends.
  • Created documentation and trained sales personnel on new product lines.
  • Assisted in store layouts to maximize space and improve look and consistency
  • Responsible for a 14% increase in gross profit due to higher margins on sold goods
  • Performed cyclical and yearly inventories to reduce shortages and theft
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
13

Senior Retail Buyer & Store Manager

  • Organized and supervised all activities related to retail operations across 8 locations
  • Researched and developed product mix for hard and soft goods (color palettes, prints, patterns, fabrics, and styles). Identified growth opportunities and risks with each buy
  • Inventory management, sales planning, forecasting, and negotiating prices to make certain products were delivered for a time sensitive selling season
  • Attended trade fairs to assemble a new collection of products and predicting sales for the season
  • Supervised a staff of twenty five retail employees and implemented a new Retail/Inventory System
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
14

Assistant Retail Buyer, Store Assistant Manager

Assisted in ordering new and existing product

  • Established relationships with designers and their companies nationwide.
  • Created store displays and layouts
  • Interviewed and hired new employees
  • Trained new sales associates
  • Managed store with 13 employees, coordinated day-to-day activities, goals and schedules.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Sciences
15

Retail Buyer

Buyer for e-commerce site and brick and mortar store. Manage relationships with over 150 vendors supplying over 200 brands of product. Monitor and improve stock levels while placing 20+ purchase orders per day. Source new product, and remove discontinued and slow-moving inventory from the site on a weekly basis. Recognize sales trends from 3 separate channels (BE site, Amazon and store) to determine buying needs.

  • Lowered running out of stock level by 10% in 3 months, while maintaining low overstock rate
  • Improve efficiency by communicating inventory issues to customer service, warehouse and store
  • Work closely with receiving and AP to follow up on shipment problems and secure credits
  • Proficient in Excel, Quickbooks and osCommerce
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
16

Retail Buyer and Manager

  • Created, bought for, and developed departments worth $10 million annually.
  • Traveled to regional and national buying shows.
  • Reviewed, tracked and adjusted to daily and weekly sales trends.
  • Identified growth opportunities and developed strategies for new departments in high pressure, fast paced environment.
  • Accurately forecasted coming seasons trends.
  • Hired, educated, and reviewed all full and part time employees.
  • Ran daily operations of 42,00 sq. ft. sales floor and 15,000 sq. ft. shop.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Creative Writing And Literature
17

Retail Buyer

Determine all buying decisions for a national toy company; maintained a $150 million open to buy.

  • Worked with retail partners to determine sku assortment for 1300 stores.
  • Traveled overseas to source and create exclusive products.
  • Worked with suppliers to determine product order flow to ensure on time arrival at the store level.
  • Analyzed product sell thru and store level execution of items.
  • Designed exclusive items to sell at higher margins including product creation, packaging, pricing strategy, and advertising layouts.
  • Worked with vendors to negotiate item cost, advertising pricing, and end of season mark down budget.
  • Coordinated efforts with testing facilities to ensure all items were safety compliant.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
18

Retail Buyer Clerical

  • Acted as point person for all data entry and data compilation
  • Managed order fall out process and updated orders with rejections as needed
  • Entered all order information onto merchandise calendar in Excel and ensured all data be current and accurate on a weekly basis
  • Followed up with stores regarding timely receipt of shipped goods and worked as person of contact for store line issues, errors, and questions
  • Used Excel to manage and report sales data including top sellers, traffic and transactions
  • Researched any discrepancies regarding orders, shipping and/or delivery, inventory, vendors, and customer complaints
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Fashion And Textile Technology
19

Retail Buyer

  • Managed million budget for furniture inventory
  • Coordinated with Marketing department on monthly promotions
  • Trained staff on products and sales technique
  • Fostered relationships with furniture vendors on new product development
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
Interior Design
20

Retail Buyer

Corporate buyer for multiple categories for 47 store fronts at destination ski resorts nationwide

  • Managed overall purchase and distribution plan for 100 million dollars in product including budgets by store and open to buy and repeat dollars
  • Negotiated terms with vendors include in, price, payment terms, sell through allowances etc.
  • Managed relations with brands ( Burton, Hot Chillys, North Face, Seirus, Billabong, Obermeyer, Marmot, Roxy/Quick Silver, Columbia, Spyder, Smartwool, Turtle Fur, Under Armour )
  • Grew my Category sales while increasing margin and reducing ending inventory every year of my employment at ASC.
  • Created and implemented merchandising standards
  • Think tank participant in creating new fixtures for accessories at resorts worldwide
  • Establish model inventory levels necessary at each location and implement automatic replenishment purchase order process within POS system
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Education

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