Buyer I- Produce

Responsible for negotiating cost and procuring items for specific grouping of categories. Provide guidance to teams regarding product attributes and specifications to ensure brand needs are met.

Essential Skills

> Negotiate costs with approved vendors
> Develop strong business relationships with vendors to deliver quality needs at best cost
> Meet established procurement goals, such as service levels, merchandise force outs, buyer adjust accounts, buyer/DC loss, turns, and inventory dollars
> Develop accurate projected costs and item movement to pricing to support margin projections
> Support promotional planning to drive sales
> Analyze and create recommendations regarding item trends, seasonal updates, and product supply issue

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