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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 7:10 PM

Job Description:/h3:
BUYER : Skin care, Cosmetics and Fragrances
Position Summary:
The Buyer position manages the execution and merchandising of products in the assigned categories. He/she strikes an effective balance between short term and long term initiatives and responds constructively to new demands, priorities and challenges. The Buyer ensures feedback from customers and business partners is leveraged to identify improvement opportunities and company initiatives and is responsible for supervising Buyer Assistant positions.
:Develop and execute business strategy to maximize the profitability of assigned categories.
:Communicate and manage the vision of the
organization/department and business needs to team and provide timely updates and information to team and team leaders.
:Research business and marketplace trends, analyze competitor products and customer needs to increase the companys share of total market.
:Draw astute conclusions from financial reports and analysis. Understand critical issues and the patterns, trends and root causes.
:Partner with all levels to form and train merchandising team as the needs of the business dictate including Associate Buyers/Assistant Buyers.
:Manage financials including open:to:buy planning and total profit and loss in all areas of responsibility, includes managing pricing, inventory control, net margin, vendor profitability and total profitability.
:Prepare and develop, plan and implement pricing strategies
:Manage the entire cycle of a products trend curve by making effective tactical and strategic merchandising and marketing decisions.
:Strategically and appropriately plan and execute product assortment and manage the process of product evaluation and selection.
:Maintain strong partnerships with existing vendors and proactively source new vendors/suppliers.
:Troubleshoot irregularities with vendors and manage negotiations on key issues that include availability of new product, distribution of merchandise, timely deliveries, RTVs and vendor allowances.

:5+ years of retail buying experience and experience managing minimum of 2 team members required.
:Experience with Skin Care, Cosmetics and Fragrance is a huge plus.
:Experience managing and working with multiple vendors.
:Experience managing/planning large volume department with high volume of SKUs.
:Experience of buying for a retailer with multiple outlets preferred.
:Experience in Travel Retail preferred.
:Experience in logistics a plus.
:Experience buying from sophisticated multi:nationals vendors required.
:Demonstrated expert level skills and knowledge required in negotiating, measuring key performance indicators and financial analysis, including Retail math.
:Advanced level skills in MS Excel and Outlook.

We Offer:

Full Time 40 hours/week
Benefits: Medical, Discounted Dental, 401K
Merchandise Discounts
Paid time off and vacations
Great work environment
To ensure that we continue to hire competent, ethical and trustworthy individuals, all candidates will be required to complete a thorough Security background check prior to receiving any final offer of employment from International Shoppes. We offer benefits and paid time off.
*We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Company Description:/h3:
International Shoppes is a specialty retailer that has been operating airport retail and duty free facilities for 60 years. In addition to the traditional duty free mix of liquor, tobacco, confectionery and fragrances/cosmetics, we place a tremendous emphasis on fashion and luxury. We operate a number of stand:alone high:end boutiques including Hermes, Cartier, Estee Lauder/Clinique, Mont Blanc, Hugo Boss and LOccitane. Our subsidiary, Diplomatic Duty Free Shops of New York, services the Diplomatic Communities by offering the same great products that we sell at our airport locations which include JFK, Boston Logan, Dulles,


• Location: Queens, valley stream

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