DOLLAR GENERAL

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BUYER in Home

BUYER in Home

Requisition ID 
2017-151852
Location 
US-TN-GOODLETTSVILLE
Category  
Merchandising

Company Overview

At Dollar General, our customer is at the center of everything we do! We are a fast-moving Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 14,000 stores and 14 distribution centers in 44 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation and teamwork. At Dollar General, you can see a clear and fast path to career growth and success. We are committed to attracting talented and motivated people who can advance our mission of "Serving Others." Let's Grow Together!

Job Details

Job Title: Buyer

 

Department: Merchandising, Home Decor

 

Reports to: DMM

 

Supervises: NA

 

General Summary:

 

Serve the customer in all aspects of merchandise selection; analyze and maintain the value of all items sold in our stores. Assist in the flow process and presentation of merchandise to our customers.  Facilitate the internal and external partnerships that allow Dollar General to serve others by being a customer driven distributor of consumable and non-consumable basics. More limited SKU, vendor, and supply chain breadth than Senior Buyer position.

 

 

  • Analyze and re-forecast departmental budget to ensure financial reward for our shareholders, i.e. sales, mark-up, inventory, turn.
  • Plan, evaluate and provide monthly projections for core items to maintain our                

         95% in-stock goal.
  • Assist all teamshare partners in matters that are directly or indirectly involved               

         with merchandising, i.e. accounting, reorder, retail, distribution, import, logistics

         and vendors.
  • Maintain accurate vendor and item information to best control procurement and 

         logistical flow of merchandise until it reaches our customer.  Research and

         negotiate vendor base to identify the best value for our customer.  Penetrate

         new market share while maximizing shareholders reward.  Evaluate, select,

         design, and develop merchandise for both core and non-core distribution

         and presentation in store.
  • Supervising, training and developing our team partners to support total development.
  • Develop line review and generate plan-o-grams for department and                               

         communicate these for proper presentation to our customer.
  • Make necessary vendor, market, and store visits.

    

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of assortment/item negotiations, promotional growth, markdown and assortment funding.
  • Ability to develop assortment plans and execute tactics against a strategic plan.
  • Advanced analytical and financial skills (e.g. ability to read a profit & loss statement).
  • Ability to manage strategic assortments across limited category disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and listening skills so that Merchandising’s mission of customer satisfaction is achieved.
  • Demonstrated planning and executing of annual budget to ensure positive shareholder risk.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player and customer service driven, while maintaining the values of Dollar General.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively monitor and develop team partners to ensure a partnership in total development.
  • Thorough knowledge of specific categories, including market trends, item cost, competitive issues and logistical issues to help facilitate customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to demonstrate moral integrity and professionalism while negotiating issues to help facilitate customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to make decisions in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining an enthusiastic sense of mission.
  • Travel may be required.

Work Exerience and/or Education:

 

3 to 5 years of merchandising experience required, preferably as a Replenishment Buyer, Assistant Buyer, or Planning Manager. College degree strongly preferred.

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