Pennsylvania

Buyer- Household & Gift

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Who is Qurate Retail Group? We’re an inspired, global team, 22,000 strong, driven by a shared passion for bringing joy, inspiration and humanity to shopping! We work together with integrity and purpose, in a culture like no other. We’re inspired to innovate and make a genuine impact – and you can be part of this by joining our world class Merchandising team. We are seeking a Buyer with amazing leadership and passion for Household product to drive our Lori Greiner, Personal care, toys and gifts business. This role is located in West Chester, PA (suburban Philadelphia).

The Buyer is charged with buying saleable product by discovering, encouraging, and cultivating new ideas while keeping the customer at the heart of everything that they do. Responsibilities include assembling seasonally appropriate merchandise assortments, and identifying and developing key promotional business drivers. Build their business by identifying and executing strategies as well as collaborating with internal teams to maximize sales. Job Description Details Identify, develop, negotiate terms and purchase items that will be successful in electronic retail and which meet or exceed the expectations of our customers. Develop and execute new and existing planned shows that meet or exceed the expectations of the customer. Maintain ownership of sales, product development and purchasing for a brand or category. Participate in the development of seasonal sales plans and open-to-buy (OTB). Maximize “Planned Show” and Today’s Special Value (TSV) sales. Track inventory levels and partner with Planning to action items in a timely way (e.g., Returns-to-vendor, Debits). Handle Quality Assurance (QA) issues. Demonstrate a high level of product expertise. Responsible for vendor communication, education and preparation. Responsible to return all vendor calls in a timely basis. Accountable for vendor contract process from internal legal coordination through executed contract. Give effective oral and written presentations. Partner with internal counterparts to maximize efficiency of product lifecycle activities. Establish cross-functional relationships with Quality Assurance, Guest Operations, Supply Chain, Legal, Sales and Planning. Developing these relationships is an essential part of maintaining clear business goals and objectives. Actively participate and present in various meetings as necessary. Perform other duties/projects as assigned. Maintain an understanding of market trends and categories to build the business. Develop a strong understanding of the buying behavior and demographics of the core QVC customer. Strategically plan business and develop “On Air” sales strategies while maximizing multi-platform opportunities. Identify, develop, negotiate price and buy items that will be successful in Electronic Retail and which meet or exceed the expectations of our customers. Accountable for development of new vendors and product categories that can meet or exceed our quality standards and customers’ expectations. Work with various departments to maximize the sales potential of items and categories. Issue timely Purchase Orders (PO’s) as well as other operational functions. Oversee general office operations. Train, coach, and develop staff, including Associate Buyer, Assistant Buyer, Merchandise Trainee and Interns. Accountable for successes and failures of self and staff. Create a coaching and feedback rich environment by providing regular, constructive feedback. Manage personal growth. Write and deliver timely performance reviews. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent business experience. At least 4 years’ experience in a buying function. Prior experience managing/leading others. Ability to lead, direct and develop others. Excellent communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Understanding and ability to do succession planning. Ability to make decisions to achieve desired results. Ability to analyze data and draw relevant conclusions to have positive effects on business. Superior negotiation and persuasion skills. Great product taste and curious about starting new businesses. Ability to access information using automated systems (e.g., windows based computer). Ability to make oral and written presentations. Ability and confidence to present opinions and thoughts in a clear, unbiased manner. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Understanding and ability to do succession planning. Ability to make decisions to achieve desired results. Ability to analyze data and draw relevant conclusions to have positive effects on business. Preferred Qualifications: Product development knowledge About QVC, Inc QVC, Inc., exceeds the expectations of everyone we touch by delivering the joy of discovery through the power of relationships. Every day, in nine countries, QVC engages millions of shoppers in a journey of discovery through an ever-changing collection of familiar brands and fresh new products, from home and fashion to beauty, electronics and jewelry. Along the way, we connect shoppers to interesting personalities, engaging stories, and award winning customer service. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has more than 17,000 employees and has retail operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, and through a joint venture in China. Worldwide, QVC engages shoppers on 14 broadcast networks reaching approximately 370 million homes, seven websites, and 220 social pages. Visit corporate.qvc.com to learn more. QVC, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ : QRTEA, QRTEB), which includes QVC, HSN, zulily and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, 'Qurate Retail Group'), as well as other minority investments. Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way to shop - beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores - and is #1 in video commerce,#3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). For more information, visit www.qurateretailgroup.com . QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc. EEO As an equal opportunity employer, Qurate Retail Group is committed to a diverse workforce and is also committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations for individuals pursuant to applicable law, individuals that require accommodation in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at CareersUS@QVC.com for assistance. Click Apply and log in with your existing account or create an account. This will allow you to check the status of your application at any time and receive the most up to date communications from our Talent Acquisition team.
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