Associate Buyer

Company: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Job Title: Associate Buyer - Online Hardlines
Location: Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's third largest broadline retailer, with approximately $55 billion in annual revenues, and with approximately 3,800 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Formed in March 2005 from the merger of Sears and Kmart, Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has Martha Stewart Everyday products, which are offered exclusively in the U.S. by Kmart and in Canada by Sears Canada. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service calls made annually. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at Sears Holdings Corporation is committed to improving the lives of our customers by providing quality services, products and solutions that earn their trust and build lifetime relationships. We are proud of our diverse, high-performance team work environment and we strive for continuous improvement through keen focus on growth, effectiveness and a sense of urgency. Individuals who are driven to earn our customers' trust and business every day, who act with integrity, who treat everyone fairly and value diversity, and who are accountable for their actions are welcome to show interest in becoming a member of our winning team.
Description: Position is responsible for supporting the management of merchandise sold online or in catalog. This position requires heavy interaction within Customer Direct, FLS, CCN, Logistics, IT, Project Management as well as outside partners and vendors. This position will require a person who can create and build a business on and /or, with current/new processes, while leveraging the merchandise, processes, and assets from the FLS. The position is responsible for meeting the sales plan within their respective categories online. They also are responsible for meeting their revenue, expense and profit plans. This position requires the ability to mange multiple, detailed tasks with urgency and accuracy.
Qualifications: Responsibilities• Execute appropriate set-up of items on to insure proper site presentation and execution• Monitors inventory replenishment with inventory team for all product online, including the management of out of stocks and service levels• Monitor and troubleshoot sales and inventory levels at the fulfillment center with development of liquidation plans with the Buyer.• Monitors fulfillment center inventory and executes liquidation plans with the Buyer / inventory planning team • Collaborates in forecasting, inventory planning, and receipt flow with inventory planning team• Collaborates with logistics team with regard to fulfillment center issues • Contributes in creating and updating the appropriate assortment for the particular merchandise area with the Buyer.• Contributes in creating the appropriate content for the particular merchandise area with the Content Manager• Assists in the development and executes the marketing plan for the particular merchandise area, through promotional planning process to ensure item candidates can be supported with the Multi-Channel marketing team• Maintains an awareness of competitive and industry facts and trends• Manage Vendor Direct relationships within inventory productivity goals. • Develops action plans based upon business trends to achieve financial goals• Uses Business specific tools (Omniture) to suggest changes in site usability or site functionality to better the customer experience and achieve financial goals.
Sears is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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