DOLLAR GENERAL

  • ASSISTANT BUYER - Health and Beauty Care

    Requisition ID
    2018-172120
    Location
    US-TN-GOODLETTSVILLE
    Category
    Merchandising
  • Company Overview

    Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is a Fortune 200 company with more than 15,000 retail locations in 44 states, 15 distribution centers and 130,000 employees that embody our mission of Serving Others each and every day. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation, diversity and teamwork, all while keeping our customers and communities at the center of everything we do! At Dollar General, employees have numerous growth and development career opportunities through award-winning training and being part of one of America’s fastest-growing retailers. Apply today and 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.

     

     

    Qualifications

    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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