Nordstrom Buyer- Rack Women's Advanced Sportswear in Seattle, Washington
We are a specialty retailer offering the very best of what’s next in fashion for men, women and children since 1901.
A LOT GOES INTO THAT TINY SHOPPING CART.
Our e-commerce team, Nordstrom Direct, ensures that customers experience the same great fashion and service on Nordstrom.com and HauteLook.com as they expect in our stores. This team works throughout the company to deliver great shopping through cutting-edge technology.
A day in the life…
The buyer directs the content strategy, product selection and use of customer and trend information to support the merchandise strategies of the division. The buyer partners with the buy planner to achieve financial objectives. Specifically, the buyer and the buy planner are jointly accountable to meet and exceed departmental sales volume, gross margin and gross-margin-return-on-investment (GMROI) targets.
Develop a thorough understanding of the needs, wants and expectations of the customer
Build a comprehensive understanding of the market and competitors in their category
Develop product plan to support seasonal department merchandise strategies based on customers’ expectations and fashion trend
Develop deep multi-channel expertise; including presentation knowledge, customer behavior and competition for both FLS and Online channels
Partner with the buy planner to develop the buy plan
Identify and select key items
Identify new suppliers and their potential ability to meet the needs of the customer
Negotiate exclusive offerings, terms, pricing, vendor-funded-markdowns, return-to-vendor agreements, drop-ship programs, co-op, etc.
Develop the selling agenda for the store and online merchandising teams
Manage and direct inventory management in season; ensuring effective analysis and decision making regarding markdowns, claims, re-orders, etc.
Partner with buy planner and financial planner on business reviews, open-to-buy management and plan revisions to achieve financial goals and strategic objectives
Teach, coach and motivate assistant buyer(s) to drive in season performance management and become exceptional pickers of product, editors of assortments and business managers
Set clear direction
Translate ideas into action
Inspire and develop people
Demonstrate “one company” mindset
Consistently achieve results
You own this if you have…*
Bachelor's degree in Merchandising or related field preferred
Minimum 4 years’ experience as a multichannel/omni-channel retail Buyer or equivalent role required
Experience managing and supporting a high sales volume category (high SKU count, heavy seasonality, high revenue ($20M )) preferred
Strong negotiation skills and experience maintaining vendor relationships required
Experience in a relevant merchandise category preferred
Demonstrated understanding of retail and the service environment of Nordstrom required
Proficiency in MS Office suite required
Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills required
We’ve got you covered…
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision and dental coverage, a fabulous merchandise discount, an employer-matched 401(k) plan and much more.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse environment.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work employees can expect within this particular job classification. It is certainly not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required for this job.
Job: *Nordstrom Merchandising Group (NMG)
Title: Buyer- Rack Women's Advanced Sportswear
Requisition ID: 270654