Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC

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Assistant Buyer

at Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC

Posted: 11/9/2018
Job Reference #: 560390
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Job Description

Job Title
Assistant Buyer - Mens

External Job Posting
POSITION SUMMARY 
Our Assistant Buyers provide administrative support to our assigned Buyer/Buyers. They work closely with Buyers assisting with assortment planning, advertising and e-commerce processes.  Candidates will need to be familiar with analyzing business and merchandising trends, and be able to resolve issues or problems encountered and ensure that the business operates in a smooth, timely and professional manner. Successful candidate will administer all procedures involved with advertising and new vendor/item set-ups.  
  
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES       
Product Selection/Assortment Planning
    
• Assist the Category Manager in developing appropriate merchandise assortmentsand identify key item drivers  
• Utilize input and direction from format teams to meet customer expectationsthrough the assortment, marketing, regionalization and localization  
• Maintain knowledge of and react to industry and competitor merchandise trendsfor assigned business areas  
• Analyze business and merchandising trends and uses information to recommendassortment updates  

Business Planning   
• Assist the Category Manager in developing and presenting seasonal businessplans  
• Assist the Category Manager in establishing promotional and pricingstrategies to achieve sales plan  
• Partner with the inventory management team to ensure customer availabilityand profitable inventory levels  
• Participate in forecasting process based on current trends and knowledge offuture events  
• Work with Space Planning to assist the Category Manager in developing acompelling merchandise presentation  

Supports Advertising and Ecommerce Processes   
• Assist the Category Manager in developing and executing marketing andecommerce strategy  
• Monitor promotion and ecommerce performance  
•  Recommend vendors for commerce hub and works with Ecommerce team tomanage drop-ship business  

Vendor Partnership  
• Manage daily communication with vendor and business partners  
• Negotiate vendor coop support as appropriate  
  
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE& SKILLS REQUIREMENTS 
•    A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business or Retail Merchandising, or equivalent experience 
•    A minimum of two years professional work experience
•    Experience working in a retail setting
•    A passion for product, merchandising, trend and innovation
•    Strong communication, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
•    The ability to quickly adapt and change course as needed in a fast paced environment

Company Overview 
We provide general merchandise, Pharmacy, and Optical services in our store formats of Shopko, Shopko Hometown, and Shopko Express.  At Shopko, we understand what matters to our customers.  Our stores are designed to be simple, clean, and welcoming, not overwhelming.  We offer the essentials our customers need and the brands they trust at a fair price.  Shopko, the Stuff that counts. 

 

Shopko offers a professional team-oriented work environment, career advancement opportunities, competitive wages, and a comprehensive benefits package! 

Shopko is an Equal Opportunity Employer functioning under an Affirmative Action Plan m/f/d/v. 


Auto req ID
80069BR

Job Title
Assistant Buyer

City
Green Bay

State
Wisconsin

Internal Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY 
Shopko  has multiple opportunities available in our merchandising  side of the business. Our Assistant Buyers provide administrative support to our assigned Buyer/Buyers. They work closely with Buyers assisting with assortment planning, advertising and e-commerce processes.  Candidates will need to be familiar with analyzing business and merchandising trends, and be able resolve issues or problems encountered and ensure that the business operates in a smooth, timely and professional manner. Successful candidate will administer all procedures involved with advertising and new vendor/item set-ups.  
  
DUTIES ANDRESPONSIBILITIES      
Product Selection/Assortment Planning   
• Assist the Category Manager in developing appropriate merchandise assortmentsand identify key item drivers  
• Utilize input and direction from format teams to meet customer expectationsthrough the assortment, marketing, regionalization and localization  
• Maintain knowledge of and react to industry and competitor merchandise trendsfor assigned business areas  
• Analyze business and merchandising trends and uses information to recommendassortment updates  

Business Planning  
• Assist the Category Manager in developing and presenting seasonal businessplans  
• Assist the Category Manager in establishing promotional and pricingstrategies to achieve sales plan  
• Partner with the inventory management team to ensure customer availabilityand profitable inventory levels  
• Participate in forecasting process based on current trends and knowledge offuture events  
• Work with Space Planning to assist the Category Manager in developing acompelling merchandise presentation  

Supports Advertising andEcommerce processes  
• Assist the Category Manager in developing and executing marketing andecommerce strategy  
• Monitor promotion and ecommerce performance  
•  Recommend vendors for commerce hub and works with Ecommerce team tomanage drop-ship business  

Vendor Partnership  
• Manage daily communication with vendor and business partners  
• Negotiate vendor coop support as appropriate  
  

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE& SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
•    A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business or RetailMerchandising, or equivalent experience 
•    A minimum of two years professional work experience
•    Experience working in a retail setting
•    A passion for product, merchandising, trend and innovation
•    Strong communication, analytical, organizational, and problemsolving skills
•    The ability to quickly adapt and change course as needed in afast paced environment


 Shopko is firmly committed to the development and promotion of internal teammates. The purpose of job postings is to inform teammates about available positions and allow the opportunity to apply for them. As with any position at Shopko, selection is based on the teammate’s ability to perform the primary responsibilities and requirements listed above, as well as their work performance in their present position.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete an online profile which can be accessed through the “Internal Career Center” Link in Employee Self Service or through the “my Career” link on the Shopko Intranet.

To be eligible to apply for this position, teammate must be in their current position at least 1 year.

Shopko is an Equal Opportunity Employer functioning under an Affirmative Action Plan m/f/d/ v