Posted Jul 24, 2018

Senior Assistant Buyer: Bloomingdale’s, New York, NY


New York, NY


Bloomingdale's - Corporate Ofc


Corporate » Buying/Merchandising



Requisition ID


Have a sense for fashion? Have an eye for trends and products? Put it to work by identifying and sourcing products perfect for each store. Create collections that our customers crave.

Job Overview:
The Omni Senior Assistant Buyer will create a distinguished Bloomingdale's through buying merchandise in their assigned area to maximize sales and profitability of business across channels (stores and online). The Omni Senior Assistant Buyer will develop and implement strategy by vendor; partner with planning to analyze and react to sales trend while maximizing both store and web generated business. The Omni Senior Assistant Buyer will partner with existing vendors to curate a distinguished Bloomingdale's assortment across both channels as well as seek out new and differentiating vendors to satisfy customer demand in their assigned area of business. The Omni Senior Assistant Buyer will partner with planning to use standard reports and analysis to inform pre-season and in-season buying strategies as well as provide operational support to the buyers. This position is a developmental step for a buyer position.
Essential Functions:
• Merchant assignment with buying responsibility for a defined area within the Omni Buyers total area of responsibility;
• Drive assortment optimization that matches omni market demands;
• Develop vendor relationships and negotiate coop allowances;
• Collaborate with the planner to determine the Omnichannel vendor class plans, trend plans and gross margin plans;
• Prepare for market appointments and attend for owned business and where appropriate;
• Identify market trends and gain knowledge of competitive landscape in both channels;
• Support inventory reconciliation process.
• Identify and maximize financial opportunities/minimize liabilities on owned business;
• Analyze aged inventory reports and make recommendations;
• Prepare analysis to determine major brand and classification strategies for Omni DMM;
• Ensure all items are appearing on web;
• Assist the buyer in administration of online and offline logistics;
• Develop a smooth operational flow of all office functions with vendors, planners, RMM and store line;
• Reconcile on order / re-order/ RTV’s with receipt plan;
• Complete business recaps with direction from the buyer;
• Set up order sheets and make PO changes in order sheets;
• Coordinate with other SAB’s, AB, MA’s in the division to maximize productivity and distribute workload.
• 4 year College Degree required;
• Minimum of 1 year prior assistant buying experience
Communication Skills:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Reasoning Ability:
• Strong analytical and strategic abilities.
Other Skills:
• Keen sense of trend and industry knowledge;
• Strong PC skills;
• Flexibility in responding to changing priorities.
This job description is not all inclusive. Macy’s Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.