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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 12:33 PM

Position Type: Buying & Planning

Brand: Foot Locker

Location Name: Corporate Office - New York

Location: 330 West 34th Street

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Req ID: 2017-19281


Our ecommerce buying role is about taking risks that create a buzz in the marketplace and supplying the products our fans will love. This position maintains solid vendor relationships, researching the market landscape, being innovative and negotiating the best opportunities. The Buyer works closely with our planning, merchandising, marketing and store optimization teams while never forgetting our target demographic in order to provide compelling assortments that turn our customer's heads.


* Work in conjunction with vendors and/or product development to establish a line of product that meets the needs of our customer.

* Analyze market trends to establish a pattern of projected sales.

* Work with merchandisers, review reports and studies. Review product and offer direction in order to ensure proper distribution and allocation of product.

* Choose product, negotiate terms, and negotiate delivery.

* Work with DMM to plan line, review studies and reports to build a product line for a given season.

* Attend product shows and keep up-to-date on current and future trends.

* Communicate with merchandising team in order to analyze data.

* Prepare all paper work for all budget and sales meetings.

* Field travel in order to keep track of trends within the market place.

* Work with other buyers from other divisions in order to coordinate product delivery.

* Work closely with Planner in order to ensure that buys are analyzed for maximum results.

Additional Responsibilities:

* Effectively partner with planning and merchandising team in order to develop ideal plans

* Manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines while remaining flexible to change priorities

* Effectively interface with Senior Executives and make recommendations

* Creatively negotiate the best terms in order to maximize sales and profits

* Develop a product selection that will maximize sales, profit and gross margin

* Understanding of product , customers and of market and fashion trends


* At least 3 years' experience in retail and ecommerce buying processes and product life cycles required

* Strong financial acumen and highly analytical

* Software applications: Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint

* Mainframe systems: DSS, QMF, TSO, Purchase Order System, GMS

* Ability to prioritize multiple tasks with tight deadlines



Associated topics: business, business analyst, business intelligence, business systems, consult, consultant, marketing, sales, sap, support analyst


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