- Analysis Skills
- Communication Skills
- Google Analytics
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Flexible Spending Account
- Dental Insurance
- Health Insurance
The E-commerce Assistant Buyer is an integral part of the success of our online business. The Assistant Buyer will work daily and establish strong relationships with buyers, vendors, and ecommerce teams. Assistant Buyer will be responsible for administration and management of online product categories. This person will partner with the Buyers to create and implement merchandise strategy to continually improve assortments and drive revenue growth.
Job Function and Responsibilities:
Responsible to ensure the effective relationship with new and existing vendors. This includes appropriate level of interaction with vendors in terms of both problem resolution and follow-up.
Proactively partner with buyer and operations team to analyze, chase and effectively make decisions that drive business growth.
Utilize reporting systems (internal software, Google Analytics, etc.) to analyze sales and assortment data and report to buyer/buying team.
Participate in strategy and product line review meetings
Utilizes product knowledge to take initiative as well as suggest new resources.
Help identify new opportunities to increase sales and improve margins.
Partner with buying team to create pricing architecture for assortment to leverage sales and margin.
Focus on market trends and benchmark competitors and be responsible for providing in-depth recaps about category trends to buyers to better inform future assortment strategies.
Assist Buyer(s) with product assortment, pricing and merchandising strategies.
Manage product attributes and codes in order to facilitate necessary reporting to identify new opportunities and grow our business.
Support buyers in the execution of all related merchandising activities including spreadsheet creation, and inventory management.
Order samples for ecommerce when applicable.
Acts as a liaison between buyers, vendors, and distribution center to track shipments, notifying buyer of any delays or warehousing needs.
Prior retail experience preferred (i.e., buying, merchandising, buying internship or store level experience)
Strong retail math
Strong attention to detail
Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical and PC skills, with an emphasis on spreadsheet applications
An ability to innovate change through visionary thinking and strategic management
Stellar organizational skills and an ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines
Strong communication, presentation, negotiation, and influencing skills
Working knowledge of Excel
Familiarity with Google analytics preferred, but not required
Demonstrated initiative and a positive can-do attitude
At Raymour & Flanigan, we recognize and appreciate all of our team members' hard work and dedication. We pride ourselves on being a long term, privately held company that takes care of its associates by recognizing each individual's potential and investing in their future success!
Raymour & Flanigan offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package:
Excellent Health, Dental & Vision Coverage
401(k) with a Company Match
Paid Vacation and Holidays
Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Account
Training and Development
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Generous Merchandise Discount
Short & Long Term Disability
Group Life Insurance
Specified Disease Insurance
Raymour & Flanigan proudly supports a drug and smoke free work environment.
Raymour & Flanigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any associate or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, marital or familial status, genetic information or other basis protected by law.