Associate Merchant / Assistant Buyer
Company: City Mill
Posted on: November 20, 2023
Assist Merchants with the planning, procurement, and profitability
and productivity assessment of assigned categories. Provide data to
support the analysis of category/product success, market trends,
and vendor communication and negotiations.
--- Work closely with assigned Merchant to provide assistance in
the evaluation of product, pricing, cost, promotion, and inventory
strategies, make recommendations that result in increased sales,
improved profitability, and reinforce brand image.
--- Actively monitor inventory levels, working with assigned
Merchant to achieve optimal category-appropriate balance between
inventory availability, holding costs, and anticipated demand.
--- Provide reports to support the identification, evaluation and
tracking of retail and consumer market trends. Will be expected to
provide preliminary data analysis and use creativity to both
address changes in the market, and be at the forefront of new
--- Possess the ability to make well thought out recommendations
which result in the improved productivity of categories,
continuously monitoring results and quickly terminate/adjust
programs not meeting expectations.
--- Continuously consider and evaluate existing policies and
practices, ensuring policies and practices are effective, current,
and mirror industry best practices, when applicable.
--- Develop positive, professional relationships with vendors and
service providers, establishing the foundation for effective
negotiation to drive improved profitability and competitive
--- Work with assigned Merchant to assess, evaluate, and make
recommendations on the incorporation of existing and new vendors
and products, using knowledge and judgement to make reasonable and
--- Working knowledge of gross margins, turns, GMROI, inventory
control, shrinkage, and markdowns.
--- Past retail experience. Hardware experience preferred.
--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able
to communicate product and shipping information with the public,
vendors and personnel at all levels at the organization.
What We Offer:
--- Paid Time Off
--- 401K with company match
--- Group Life Insurance
--- Health Savings Account
--- Employee Discount
Keywords: City Mill, Honolulu , Associate Merchant / Assistant Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Honolulu, Hawaii
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