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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 13,000 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: Assistant Buyer 

Department: Merchandising 

Reports to: Sr. Buyer

Supervises: n/a



General Summary:

Partner and assist the Buyer in the selection, flow and merchandising of products that will provide Dollar General’s customer with a better life, and our shareholders with a superior investment.  Facilitate the internal and external partnerships that allow Dollar General to serve others by being a customer driven distributor of consumable basics.



Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinates the flow of merchandise through daily communication with vendors and the distribution, transportation and reorder departments.
  • Evaluate and report on the performance of products.     
  • Assists in sales planning and short and long term forecasting.

  • Assists buyer in selecting merchandise that will create value and excitement for our customer and impact overall company success.

  • Assists buyer in merchandising the products selected through plan-o-gramming and in-store communications.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the market by visiting competition, trade shows and manufacturing facilities.
  • Maintain positive relationships with our teamshare partners by visiting stores on a bi-monthly basis.




Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with our internal and external partners in order to produce positive results. (Communication Skill)
  • Ability to learn the dynamics of negotiation and the interpersonal skills required to achieve Dollar General’s goals.
  • Ability to develop an understanding of the market and our customer’s basic needs in order to generate an assortment that is a fit for our niche.

  • Ability to make decisions in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining an enthusiastic sense of mission.
  • Ability to create a team environment by assisting others in the decision making process while facilitating their creative abilities.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret budget, sales, market and consumer data to select products and measure performance. (Analytical Skill)


Work Experience and/or Education:


3 to 5 years in merchandising and/or applicable retail experience. A college degree and buying experience preferred.

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