The North Carolina Aquarium Society, the non-profit support group for the North Carolina Aquariums, is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Gift Shop Buyer to join our team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform the administrative & operational functions supporting a designated buyer. Responsible for purchase order management and administration. This includes item file set up, order writing, changes and cancellations and any necessary follow-up (both internally and externally) to ensure key shipments are delivered and processed.
Responsible for developing a working knowledge of the buying function including merchandise selection, negotiation, pricing and store merchandising.
Provide on-going analysis and interpretation of key business issues as directed by supervisor. Including the monitoring of regional merchandise reports and other ad hoc analyses.
Demonstrate product knowledge through sharing information with buyer as a result of competitive shopping and the market. Utilizes product knowledge to take the initiative to suggest new resources and creative methods of sourcing product.
Communicate with Stores and vendors to provide information and problem solve.
Assist in planning/coordination of availability of products for our gift shops.
High School Diploma and previous retail experience is required.
Must be able to multi-task and have strong attention to detail.
Must be able to build effective working relationships with vendors and colleagues.
Demonstrated initiative and ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.
Strong math skills; ability to analyze sales and product statistics to support effective merchandising decisions.
Must be articulate, assertive and have excellent communication skills.
Strong computer skills; MS Excel and MS Word experience desired.
Bachelor's degree (B.A/B.S.) from four-year college or university preferred. Prior experience as an Assistant Buyer with a specialty, discount or department store retailer.
Submit your resume by email or on site to the addresses below. All resumes must be received no later than 3:00 PM on January 19th 2018. Email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls please.