Assistant Buyer - Home (218973-055)

Bluestem Brands Warren, PA
Bluestem Brands, Inc. is the parent company to 13 dynamic, eCommerce retail brands. We have one mission: to build a dynamic retail enterprise that wins with direct-to-consumer excellence and entrepreneurial-minded employees focused on serving our customers' unique needs. Our leadership is responsive and supportive, empowering those smart and passionate employees who drive our success. We are continually innovating and improving: we take risks, learn from mistakes and celebrate success as a team.

You work hard, and you deserve more than just a paycheck. Bluestem works to do what's right for employees. From the big things (great benefits, employee discounts and incentive plans) to small touches (jeans-every-day dress code), this is the place you'll want to be. And we don't just talk about work-life balance, we try to live it. Join the Bluestem Brands team to make an impact, be inspired and be valued, every day.

We are seeking an Assistant Buyer - Home for Blair, to be located at our office in Warren, PA. With a focus on value and style, Blair offers women's and men's apparel and accessories, as well as decor and furnishings for every room in the home.

What you'll do:

* Participates in assigned product line merchandising strategy, market research reviews and product/category analysis of catalog, space advertising, and e-commerce marketing.

* Works with vendors to satisfy business needs and problem-solving activities including:

* For new products selected, the completion and accuracy of all product specs.

* Maintaining updated product specs, and costing for Core, ongoing products.

* Procuring samples and/or product images for testing, photography, PR and other projects as needed.

* Informing and procuring acceptance from vendors for packaging, labeling and shipping requirements.

* Managing and communication of vendor charge backs and/or business unit acceptance of charge backs for non-compliance to requirements.

* Creates product file, generates marketplace retail comparison, creates product margin sheets for retail pricing approval, and creates product PCN sheets.

* Prepares product presentation sheets with detailed information for Creative, vendors and other internal users.

* Compiles documents, edits and verifies accuracy of all product data (from initial product selection to final ad placement) for usage in company-wide files/databases.

* Attends pre-production meetings and gives input on how items should be photographed. Verifies advertising layouts/copy for accuracy of production information, product numbers and pricing.

* Documents and communicates internally and to vendors any changes to product selection, space allocation, etc.

What you'll need:

* Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

* Intermediate skills with Microsoft Excel, Word and Access.

* Experience with WebPDM, Style File, CWDirect, F21 software a plus.

Job Grade: B1