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Title: Buyer???s AssistantDepartment: Merchandising- Sheets & Blankets Reports To: Buyer Job Description: The Buyer???s Assistant is responsible for assisting the Buyer in the acquisition of new product selection, growth of revenue and margin for direct categories, management, and execution of the Overstock.com merchandising strategy. The Buyer???s Assistant is responsible for assisting the Buyer in merchandise selection and price negotiations for the Sheets & Blankets category. The Buyer???s Assistant supports the Buyer with incoming product offers to ensure quality and selection meet requirements. The Buyer???s Assistant communicates with suppliers, and assists with product placement on the website. Job Responsibilities: ???Assisting Buyers and Associate Buyers with product and supplier qualification/acquisition ???Tracking incoming product offers ???Preparing order content for purchase order creation ???Tracking purchase orders for re-orders and new items ???Performing competitive shopping and identifying compare at pricing ???Communicating with the marketing department and facilitating marketing opportunities ???Assist with the growth of revenue and margin for direct categories ???Assist with price negotiations ???Assist with supplier qualification/acquisition ???Competitive analysis ???Partner with the Partner Care Associate to drive operational excellence among the supplier community according to company service level agreements ???Ensure the quality of final product content that flows to the website ???Analyze return rate and improving return rate through corrective actions ???Execute order content for purchase order creation ???Assist with the execution of incoming product offers to ensure quality and selection meet the goals of the store ???Place purchase orders for re-orders and new items ???Assist with competitive shopping and identifying compare at pricing
Relocation costs may be covered.
Job Requirements: ???Written/verbal communication skills ???Organizational skills ???Strong computer proficiency ???Detail oriented ???Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers ???College degree or equivalent industry experience required