Assistant Buyer - Join a World-Class Retailer

Posting ID : B1008180045
Date Posted : 2012-04-06
Category : Retail Wholesale Jobs

We have an immediate need for an ASSISTANT BUYER to join our team at our corporate location in San Diego. The Assistant Buyer will primarily be responsible for wide-ranging activities to support the retail Buying Team.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

• Responsible for analyzing weekly department performance reports to optimize inventory.
• Develop suggested order quantities using weekly sales reports and process-approved orders to completion.
• Ensure "A" Items, Hot New items and Item Programs have appropriate levels to ensure they are in stock at each location if available form our vendor.
• Assist with opening and closing inventories for traveling exhibition stores, and openings of permanent stores.
• Work with vendors to maintain optimum flow of product and resolve delivery issues.
• Identify items for markdown and process items through the system.
• Maintain and manage all related system maintenance including vendor, item and inventory infomation.
• Work with stores on inventory and product related issues.
• Maintain weekly reports and special orders for select customers and assist with web-site updates on an as needed basis.
• Assist with maintaining a large database of SKU's.
• Track/manage vendor booking orders, transfers, return shipments, and other related functions. Assist with data entry. Provide solid buying support

Skills / Qualifications:

• Some experience as an Assistant Buyer.
• 2 years in retail inventory replenishment. Import experience a plus.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
• Ability to multi-task, solve problems in a timely manner, and meet deadlines
• Strong math and analytical skills.

It is a great time to join EVENT NETWORK! We are the leading premier retailer that operates gift shops for zoos, aquariums, museums, science centers, botanical gardens, and other highly regarded cultural attractions throughout North America. To see a complete list of our partnerships, please visit us at

We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with EVENT NETWORK is just what you've been looking for. You'll have the opportunity to join a team that enjoys a company culture that proudly reflects our shared core values, and that fosters mutual respect and career advancement opportunities.

Our Company's revenue growth is significant and we have been profitable since our inception. Our President/CEO recieved the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award locally in 2010, and our Company recieved the San Diego's Healthiest Employers award form the San Diego buisness Journal in 2010 and in 2011.

We provide a competitive, comprehensive benefits program that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical /Dependent Care/Commuter, Life/AD&D, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) Plan, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Store Discounts. We also provide a beautiful campus, onsite fitness center, relaxation room, outdoors fitness classes and more.

Apply today! For immediate consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.

Event Network, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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