Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cost Plus World Market- Full Time Assistant Buyer (Oakland, CA)

Assistant Buyer

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Location: Oakland, CA
Position Type: Mid Level
Position Duration: Full-Time


General Overview:
Responsible for managing the daily operation of the department including planning, forecasting and coordination all necessary information related to advertising. Communicate with vendors and agents as needed and serve as the key department contact for stores. Assist the Buyer with developing seasonal, category and growth opportunities.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare advertising-samples, ROI’s, meetings and signs; proof ads
• Recap and analyze weekly sales data, recommend appropriate action to Buyer
• Assist Buyer with financial-markdowns and merchandise promotions
• Assist Buyer with strategic planning following the master retail calendar
• Store, vendor and agent correspondence
• Visual/schematic planning; shelf talker and signs
• Attend best seller and strategic planning meetings – present in Buyers absence
• Sample management including unpacking and sample house placement
• Reports and analysis; weekly and as assigned
SKU maintenance-set-up & update
• Claims preparation and follow up
• Assist Buyer with product development


• 1-2 years experience as an Assistant Buyer with a multi unit retailer
• Bachelors degree required
• Experience with Merchandising software systems; AS400, Brio
• Solid systems skills; Microsoft; Excel, Word
• Strong communication, organizational and analytical skills.
• Strong business math skills
• Ability to work independently
• Lifting and moving boxes of samples – 1-3 hours per week
• Operation of a PC – 25-30 hours per week
• Faxing, filing and photocopying – 1-2 hours per week
• Branching and working in the stores (stocking the sales floor)
• Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of all applicable law.
Cost Plus World Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
No phone calls or agencies, please.
posted by Alicia Luu

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