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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

Responsible for managing the timely flow of receipts to 19 flagship retail locations

  • Monitor and update forecasts for merchandise assortments according to external and internal factors
  • Able to analyze product performance on a range of levels and react appropriately to sales trends
  • Work closely with retail management to ensure seasonal buy plans are executed at various levels of detail
  • Experience working with vendors to establish stock models and maintain appropriate inventory levels
  • Responsible for vendor communications, d elegation of PO entries and managing of orders
  • Responsible for 12% cumulative sales increase from LY during first three months across relevant divisions
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Economics
22

Golf Pro Shop Retail Buyer and Manager

Responsible for selecting and purchasing all clothing and giftware to stock in the golf pro shop

  • Organized, hosted, and emceed annual fashion shows and trunk shows to kick off the beginning of the golf season
  • Managed golf shop personnel, inventory levels, and annual operating budget, reporting to a board of directors
  • Merchandised and displayed all product in the shop including making all pricing and promotion decisions
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
23

Retail Buyer

Responsible for following a planned budget and purchasing lingerie and junior accessories for over 650 stores.

  • Developed and branded a large area of different merchandise categories that were non-exciting in the stores.
  • Some of the categories under lingerie were private label.
  • Accessories included over fifteen plus categories, depending on fashion trends.
  • Instructed 651 Store Managers and staff on configurations of merchandise set up.
  • Worked closely with the CEO and President of G&G Shops on a daily basis.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
24

Assistant Retail Buyer

Assisted Buyers in selection of merchandise, pricing, planning and marketing concepts

  • Analyzed sales plan on weekly, quarterly and yearly basis
  • Tracked and recapped key item performance
  • Coordinated communication with merchandise operations and vendors for PO creation and maintenance
  • Organized and tracked departmental receipt flow for new and reordered merchandise.
  • Created promotional concepts
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Hotel
25

Assistant Retail Buyer/ Merchandiser

  • Generate comprehensive daily sales reporting for each store by district that include daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly sales
  • Assisted Senior Buyer in all Retail buys and allocation
  • Observed and help manage stock levels within each store and contributed to preparation and execution of all stock allocation
  • Managed all Retail orders and worked closely with Production to ensure timely deliveries
  • Created and set up all new merchandise being received into the Retail department
  • In charge of shipping all merchandise to stores and overseeing the Retail warehouse staff, ensuring all product is shipped out correctly and in a timely manner
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
26

Retail Buyer & Manager/volunteer Director

Directs and oversees all retail sales operations and services and volunteer staff of 120+ volunteers

  • Purchasing of museum quality gifts, fair trade, jewelry, toys and snacks, drinks, ice cream
  • Facilitated with vendors, negotiate for best price, checks condition of merchandise received and accuracy of invoices, contact vendors for credit, exchange or return of damaged/incorrect merchandise.
  • Installed POS system (Explorer) in 2006 to control inventory
  • Coordinates financial records with Museum Accountant as well as develops annual budget, projected revenues and expenses, daily deposits and deposit reports, Inventory
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Business
27

Retail Buyer

  • Responsible for the purchasing and marketing for all Paper and Plastic Tableware, coordinating Accessories and Décor, Party Favors, Balloons, and Catering Supplies for everyday and seasonal for a 58 store chain.
  • Implemented and maintained Open to Buy requirements and company margin goals.
  • Negotiated product discounts, volume rebates, freight discounts, and payment terms for higher margins and greater profits for the company.
  • Maintained adequate stock levels via Auto Replenishment system and manual store purchase order review.
  • Executed the mapping of all store floor plans for merchandise adjacencies for entire store chain.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
28

Retail Buyer

  • Retail Buyer for 33 outlet stores. Responsible for planning, buying and distributing product for the boys, infant boys and newborn divisions.
  • Prepare and analyze reports for the VP of Retail and the Merchandising Manager.
  • Manage merchandise flow, markdown cadence, and distribution of collections for stores.
  • Successfully grew outside vendor business to produce over $100K of business per year.
  • Plan and facilitate three successful warehouse sales yearly generating over $600K a year.
  • Collaborated with design team in the creation of retail outlet exclusive collections.
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
17
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science

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