Barnes & Noble Assistant Buyer - Exceptional Value Books in New York, New York

Assistant Buyer - Exceptional Value Books

Location

NY-New York (Flatiron)

Classification

Full-Time

Description

We are currently looking for a passionate individual to join Barnes & Nobles Exceptional Value Books team as an Assistant Buyer. This is an exciting high-growth opportunity and a key focus of the business.

Essential Functions

• Responsibilities include title management and maintenance, purchase order execution and tracking and inventory distribution to stores, distribution centers and BN.com.

• Create reports for analysis of business trends and project merchandise requirements

• Analyze store trends and allocate quantities for promotion orders in the stores and distribution centers to maintain proper inventory levels

• Work closely with cross-functional partners to ensure the merchandising vision is executable at the store level.

• Collaborate with the Marketing Department to create planograms for all promotions within the assigned area of responsibility.

• Communicate with publishers regarding the status of orders, publication date changes and promotional quantity needs.

• Manage project deadlines with the buying team to ensure department deliverables are met.

• Create internal website commentary for important titles, promotions and business drivers to communicate product knowledge to stores.

Qualifications

• Strong internship experience in a retail merchandising area highly desired

• Bachelor's degree

• Strong analytical background and detail oriented

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Proficient with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Barnes & Noble is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.