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Direct Assistant Market Buyer

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Seattle, WA
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Full-time, Paid

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We are a specialty retailer offering the very best of what's next in fashion for men, women and children since 1901.
A LOT GOES INTO THAT TINY SHOPPING CART. Our e-commerce team, Nordstrom Direct, ensures that customers experience the same great fashion and service on and as they expect in our stores. This team works throughout the company to deliver great shopping through cutting-edge technology. A day in the life The Direct assistant buyer manages in season business by analyzing performance, and contributes to product selection with the use of customer and trend information to support the merchandise strategies of the division. As a member of the team, the Direct assistant buyer shares accountability to meet and exceed the departmental sales volume, gross margin and gross-margin-return-on-investment (GMROI) targets.
  • Establish a clear understanding of the seasonal merchandise strategy
  • Track online customer choices
  • Partner with Direct assistant buy planner on market preparation
  • Contribute to negotiations of exclusive offerings, terms, pricing, vendor funded markdowns, return-to-vendor agreements, drop-ship programs, co-op, etc.
  • Develop understanding of the e-commerce market and online competitors in their category
  • Contribute to competitive price and selection analysis
  • Drive inventory management in season; including mark downs and exit strategy
  • Be a student of the business regarding effective analysis and decision making to improve department performance
  • Partner with Direct assistant buy planner to improve the depth and precision of in stock position of fulfillment center and drop ship inventory
  • Contribute to business reviews to develop greater understanding of how specific actions impact overall department results
  • Set clear direction
  • Translate ideas into action
  • Inspire and develop people
  • Demonstrate one company mindset
  • Consistently achieve results

You own this if you have
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2 years retail experience interacting directly with customers
  • Minimum 1year e-commerce retail buying experience
  • Department manager experience required
  • Regional Merchandiser experience preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of retail and the service environment of Nordstrom
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills
We've got you covered We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision and dental coverage, a fabulous merchandise discount, an employer-matched 401(k) plan, a profit-sharing plan and much more. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse environment. This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work employees can expect within this particular job classification. It is certainly not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required for this job.

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