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Buyer, ShoeMetro Job

DATE: Sep 25, 2017

CITY: San Diego, CA, US, 92121

Company: DSW

Req #: 72863 
Location Name: ShoeMetro, San Diego 
Department: ShoeMetro 


Founded in 2004, ShoeMetro has proven to be a powerhouse in the online retail space and continues to be the ultimate resource for "Shoe Lovers" everywhere. We operate across multiple marketplaces including Amazon and eBay and e-commerce site: We are looking for hardworking, goal-oriented individuals to join our ever-growing team!




General Summary:

Manage direct buying responsibility (based on vendors or classifications) and accountability for sales, margin and inventory performance for their product division.  The ideal candidate must have great attention to detail. The Buyer will also need to negotiate with suppliers to secure competitive prices in order to deliver value to our customers through high-quality products. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Vendor relations to include selection, negotiation, communication, and partnership development
  • Developing merchandise assortments by category and continually evaluate, analyze, and adjust these assortments
  • Pricing and markdown management
  • Analyze, forecast, and interpret market and consumer trends
  • Executes vendor selection and develops vendor partnerships
  • Monitors industry trends, evaluates competition, and attends major trade shows
  • Manages the timely placement and maintenance of purchase orders
  • Prepares reports and information to support merchandising strategies, and reviews with team
  • Monitors inventory productivity, and analysis of vendor profitability


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • 2+ years of Buyer experience
  • Minimum 2 year degree; 4 year bachelor degree a plus
  • 1+ years supervisory type experience
  • Expert reporting experience and financial analysis skills
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Excelllent MS Office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) with high level of details and accuracy
  • Effective negotiating skills
  • Strong retail math skills

DSW believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws. DSW also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant or associate who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should contact Human Resources to request that accommodation. 

Nearest Major Market: San Diego

Job Segment: Procurement, Merchandising, Retail Sales, Purchasing, Buyer, Operations, Retail, Finance

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