ValueVision Media (previously ShopNBC)

Buyer - Fashion/Apparel

Eden Prairie, MN
Sep 27, 2011
May 30, 2012
Employment Status
Full Time
Job Title: Buyer
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
Department: Merchandising
Reports to: Director or VP
Supervises: Assistant Buyer and/or Merchandise Coordinators

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:
Partners with Director and /or VP on building and execution of strategies, specific to category, to support the divisional, departmental and company goals. Responsible for execution of the merchandising strategies, buying, vendor relations, and team management.

Success Attributes:
Ability to manage multiple projects, high level of supervisory and management skills, leadership skills, team player, organized.

Essential Functions:
Principle Accountabilities & Authorities:
Source and develop new products and business opportunities.
Identify and maximize emerging industry trends.
Perform market analysis, competitive shopping and analyze sales trends.
Negotiate with vendors on availability, product detail, distribution, delivery deadlines and pricing.
Train, motivate and develop team to ensure effective performance and growth. Build and maintain a strong relationship with vendors.
Execute business strategies to meet our customer needs and achieve financial objectives.
Other duties as assigned.

25% travel required

Career Path:
Senior Buyer > Director > VP of Merchandising

Bachelor's degree (B.A.), or equivalent experience

A minimum of 3-5 years merchandising experience
Home shopping network experience in a merchandising role is preferred
Managerial experience is preferred, as our buyers lead a team through direct management of assistant buyers and merchandise coordinators.
Outstanding negotiating and communication skills
Strong leadership skills
Posses the creative ability to operate independently and work closely as a buying team and other cross functional teams.

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