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Assistant Buyer & Jr. Buyer (Hybrid Remote)

Company: Nexcom
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

This annoucement is for Assistant and Associate Buyers in multiple categories. -Direct category product knowledge is nice, but not required---nothing is better than learning about new categories and taking this information to your NEX(t)COM opportunity and continuing to advance. This is a opportunity to move your entry level buying skills or to get started in developing your career to the next level with great leaders who will make you a merchant! - Learn, grow and develop from the best in the business! - This opportunity is a Hybrid remote opportunity---.3 days in office, 2 days remote. -This idea situation allows the perfect candidate to join our family and start an exciting career in Retail procurement. As a world class employer, we believe in our associates and promotes from within -first. - - And let's not forget....this is a Federal job with world class benefits: --- - -Competitive salary --- - -Benefits begin on DAY ONE include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short/Long Term Care, 401(k) matching & Pension Plan --- - -Aggressive leave accrual --- - -Tuition reimbursement program - --- - -Tax free shopping and so much more! -And so much more------ Job Summary: Assists Buyer and Planner Distributor in various functional merchandising areas. Duties and Responsibilities: - - - -Assists the Buyer and Planner Distributor in all functions including: assortment planning & execution, advertising coordination, financial planning & execution, merchandise allocation & replenishment for one or more assigned departments for a worldwide retail organization. - - -Assists the buyer in evaluation, - -development and execution of - -appropriate stock assortments - -and sources of supply for regional and corporate programs. - - - - - - -Negotiate with vendors for additional support such as cooperative advertising, freight allowances, - -coupons, in store merchandising, demonstrations and training. - - - - - - -Responsible for advertising information program sheets and tracks the order status to ensure on time receipts for advertised items. - -Places orders as directed. - - - - - - -At the direction of the Buyer may assume buying responsibility for specific merchandise classifications. - - - - - - -At the direction of the DMM may assume responsibility for developing inventory projections, planning and replenishment for specific merchandise classifications. - - - - - - -Effectively communicates all merchandising programs to worldwide stores and other departments as appropriate. - - - - - - -Responsible for new items/vendor set up and maintaining accurate item/vendor data, including pricing, in the merchandising system. - - - - -Works with management to develop and maintain plan-o-grams. - - - - -Place and track open orders from placement to receipt. - - - - - - - -Maintain open to buy as directed. - - - - - - - - -Assists the Buyer and Planner Distributor in reviewing and monitoring sales, profits, and inventories of stores and distribution centers to ensure maximum performance for assigned departments. - - - -Works with Buyer and Planner Distributor to analyze vendor performance. - - - - - -Prepares system reports as needed for review and analyze. - - - - - - - -Conducts store visits in conjunction with Buyer or Planner Distributor to evaluate merchandising programs and execution. Provides recommendations for changes/ improvement as appropriate. - - - - - - -Participate in advertising meetings, vendor meetings, and merchandise clinics. - - - - -Attends professional development training. - - - - - - - - - - -Supervises assigned administrative support staff and delegate tasks as appropriate - - - - - - - - -Keeps abreast of current industry trends through ( but - -not limited to) - -vendor meetings, market trips, trade publications and - -commercial store visits . - - - - - - -Performs other related duties as assigned. - - - - - - -Works under the supervision of the Buyer or - -Planner Distributor and operates within the established Navy Exchange policies, procedures and regulations. Exercises judgment and develops approach in routine and unusual matters. - -Performance is evaluated based on operational performance of the assigned departments, skills evaluation, customer service, collaboration and teamwork, leadership and established individual performance objectives. The incumbent of this position must file a Financial Disclosure Report (OGE) Form 450, as required.Job Requirements:Below minimum experience required, candidates will be place at the level equal to their experience; which maybe at a higher level/salary. -Total of 4 years of experience consisting of the following: GENERAL EXPERIENCE: - -3 years general experience which was gained in administrative, merchandising, technical or other responsible work which enabled the applicant to gain a knowledge of merchandising and procurement practices; skill in dealing with others in person-to-person work relationships; and the ability to exercise mature judgment. - OR -SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: - -1 year of education above the high school level may be substituted for 9 months of experience, up to a maximum of a 4 year bachelor's degree for 3 years of general experience. AND -SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: - -1 year of progressive experience which provided background in procurement practices, methods and procedures; developing and maintaining open-to-buy; selecting sources of supply; comparison shopping; review of merchandising for pricing, markdowns and stock rotation; planning and developing sales promotions and other merchandise controls; or similar work which demonstrated the knowledge and ability within the procurement operational area.

Keywords: Nexcom, Virginia Beach , Assistant Buyer & Jr. Buyer (Hybrid Remote), Hospitality & Tourism , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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