ValueVision Media (previously ShopNBC)

Assistant Buyer

Eden Prairie, MN
Mar 07, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Employment Status
Full Time
Job Title: Assistant Buyer
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
Department: Merchandising
Reports to: Buyer/Sr. Buyer/Director
Supervises: NA

Who is ShopNBC?
ShopNBC is a multi-channel electronic retailer offering brands and products that are meaningful, unique and relevant to our customers. We have a strong presence in television home shopping and on the Internet, where we are positioned as the premium lifestyle brand. Our merchandise extends across many categories, making us the destination and authority for jewelry, watches, home, fashion, beauty and electronics. ShopNBC is broadcast to millions of homes, selling our products live, 24-hours per day, seven days a week. Our company headquarters and broadcast facilities are located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, approximately 15 miles outside of Minneapolis. We also have fulfillment facilities in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
ShopNBC is an equal opportunity employer, looking for talented and dedicated individuals to join our team. Innovation, creativity and agility are valued traits throughout the company. We have a fast-paced environment that relies on the energy of each team member. You will immediately feel a part of the team with a friendly, welcoming, and casual work environment. Again, we appreciate your interest in employment with ShopNBC!

Position Overview:
Contributor to overall execution of buyership. Partners with manager on planning, souring and procurement, and vendor communication.

Success Attributes:
Ability to manage multiple projects, leadership skills, team player, organized

Essential Functions:
Principle Accountabilities & Authorities:
• Partners with Buying and Director Team with category assortment planning and development to drive sales across all media. Assists buyer with product sourcing, development, and pricing strategy.
• Conducts industry and category specific competitive and trend analysis.
• Partners with manager on concept development and management.
• Ownership of vendor relationship, as determined by manage
• Presentation of concepts, new brands, and product at ATS meetings.
• Other duties as assigned.

Percentage of travel varies by buyership

Career Path:
Buyer > Director > Divisional Director > SVP Merchandising


Bachelor 's degree (B.A) or equivalent experience.
2-5 years of relevant merchandising experience preferred.
1-2 years of vendor communication and product management experience.