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Upholstery Buyer

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Connector Team Recruiting Published: August 31, 2018
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Upholstery Buyer

 

Our client is seeking a highly-skilled and confident self starter to set the overall Upholstery Assortment and Lineup for the company.  Must be flexible and willing to relocate. 

  • Develop retail assortments to maximize category penetration and monitor overall market trends and competition.
  • Assist in development and execution of merchandise plans for assigned categories and work effectively with other stakeholders in the company.
  • Negotiate prices, backup availability, advertising co-op, exclusives and timely deliveries
  • Develop and maintain Retail and Sales trainings for this category
  • Attend domestic trade shows to round out the assortments for retail, and internet channels.
  • Work to create internet specific assortments to support our brands.
  • Ensure all packaging, branding, and testing for all product development collections is complete and timely
  • Estimate optimum selling price points to achieve gross margin plans while maximizing sales
  • Plan and execute the optimum market coverage to select and secure profitable catalog offerings
  • Possess the ability to sell our products and the product knowledge to effectively communicate our brands to our team.

Qualifications:

  1. A minimum of five to seven years of prior buying experience, or home furnishings experience preferably for a high volume home furnishings retailer. (Experience and knowledge of Upholstery category and products is preferred)
  2. Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field.
  3. Experience and some knowledge of sourcing from market and shows, both US and overseas
  4. Able to build cohesive up[holstery lineup for our stores and to analyze and build sales based on historical data.
  5. General understanding of computers and software; must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel  
  6. Must be detail oriented, a self-starter, and have a proven track record of successful growth.

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