Retail Buyer Resume

Assistant Buyer, offering strengths in the following key areas:

Wholesale / Retail Buying

Close-out Buying

Inventory Replenishment

Product Tracking

Merchandising

Customer Delivery Coordination

Regional Product Distribution

Vendor Relations

Staff Training and Supervision

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

      Buyer, RETAIL TRENDS, Brentwood, CA – 7/2012 to Present

      Buyer’s Assistant/Expediter, MERCHANDISE USA, Brentwood, CA – 9/2009 to 7/2012

      Showroom Assistant, WHOLESALER, Brentwood, CA – 4/2003 to 9/2009

      Buyer’s Assistant, BUYING OFFICE, Brentwood, CA – 5/2001 to 4/2003

      Collective Experience:

  • Identifying the need for inventory replenishment and close-out buying.
  • Hiring, training, and managing staff members in areas of assignment delegation.
  • Maintaining communications between buying office, distribution center, and stores. 
  • Researching and recording data for sales analysis and reporting activities.
  • Devising and implementing inventory databases to improve product tracking.
  • Collaborating extensively with vendors, trucking companies, and warehousing personnel to coordinate the cost-effective and timely expediting of merchandise.
  • Calculating price breakdowns, discounts, and charges prior to generating and processing PO’s; following up with credits and resolution of invoicing discrepancies.
  • Displaying merchandise at store locations to ensure product appeal and profit growth.
  • Interfacing with major manufacturers to obtain new product information, including but not limited to, promotional materials, pricing, descriptions, and UPC codes.
  • Implementing procedures for the purchasing and tracking of product for weekly in-store events; ensuring availability of product; and attending grand openings. 

EDUCATION

     Johnson University, Brentwood, CA

     B.A., Merchandising, 2001

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