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Buyer (Textiles / Apparel)

Location: Seattle, WA
Since 2001 Hansell Tierney has been one of the premier staffing and recruiting companies in Seattle Washington. As a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), Hansell Tierney was created to serve and staff Northwest companies by doing things the right way, not just the easiest. We strive to do better by partnering with candidates, treating your experience as one of our own, providing our candidates with interesting local opportunities, and handling every relationship with the highest level of customer service possible. Our business is built on the deep understanding of the job market and the ability to over-deliver on our promises.


We are currently helping our client, a Seattle-based e-retailer, with their search for a Textile / Apparel Buyer.

Duration - 6 month contract, with possibility of extension or permanent conversion 
Location -  Seattle, WA - LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY
US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply
Work sponsorship is not available at this time

JOB SUMMARY:
We are seeking a Buyer with experience in apparel or textile purchasing. As a Buyer at a popular e-retailer, this role will be required to develop, coach and mentor a Junior Purchasing team, drive their performance, and ensure they meet their goals. If you are ambitious in nature, detail oriented, comfortable working in cross-functional teams, and passionate about the retail industry, this role is for you!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Deliver on financial goals
  • Identify brands and product that represent our customer’s needs
  • Negotiate, build and source compelling product assortments at the best value
  • Independently drives sales through the selection of product, pricing, promotion for greatest return on investment
  • Buying responsibility and financial accountability for respective buying category
  • Negotiate buying terms with vendors (price, quantity, delivery/ payment terms)
  • Oversee the facilitation and execution of an event with an Assistant Buyer
  • Build strong relationships with vendors, focusing on vendor management and brand acquisition and development
  • Calendar Management
  • Ability to remain flexible and willing to change strategies as business needs dictate 
  • Required to develop, coach and mentor their team; would be required to drive their performance and ensure they meet their goals. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of work and experience
  • Minimum of 3+ years’ buying experience or relevant merchandising/retail experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of merchandising financials and the ability to manage profitability
  • Experience in ecommerce preferred
  • Proficient of Microsoft Office Suite, Excel preferred
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skill
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Hansell Tierney 2955 80th Ave SE Suite 102 Mercer Island WA 98040 Office: 206-232-3080 Email: info@hanselltierney.com