Job Details

Assistant Buyer, Bed Basics & Mattresses

Location TORONTO, Ontario, Canada
Category Merchandising
Job Opened July 27th, 2021
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 210002WE
Job Type Full-Time
Remote No

job description

What This Position is All About
The Assistant Buyer is responsible for achieving sales and profit objectives for a specific merchandise category or categories, under the direction of the Buyer. This responsibility includes the development and successful implementation of buying strategies, merchandise programs and marketing plans.

Who You Are:

  • A natural problem-solver, who is also analytical and creative
  • You understand the value of being proactive and solution-oriented
  • You have a can-do attitude

You also have:

  • University or college degree or commensurate retail experience 
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a merchandise capacity, and 2 years allocation experience.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word and Excel.

As the Assistant Buyer, you will:

  • Help manage vendor and brand selection, develop strong vendor relationships, monitor industry trends, evaluate competition, and attend major markets and conduct competitive shops
  • Assist Buyer in developing the merchandising strategy, and assist with sales analysis in order to identify and react to trends in-season
  • Ensure timely delivery of merchandise through communication with vendors, distribution center, and merchant team
  • Review and ensure vendor cost/retail/UPC submissions match the buy submission
  • Negotiate and guide execution of RTV's
  • Effectively manage and monitor internet process including: content accuracy, overall productivity, analyzing and reacting to business needs, and communicating with e-commerce team
  • Work closely with buyer and advertising/marketing team to manage the advertising process including: determining advertised styles, prep sheets, coordinating sample collection, managing in-stocks on ad styles, approval process and recapping
  • Assist with line reviews/style outs for management
  • Provide product knowledge to store associates through product seminars and quarterly guidelines, participate in store visits, and respond promptly to store visit notes
  • Additional responsibilities as required

Your Life and Career at HBC:

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
  • An amazing employee discount
Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.

HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.