Showcase is a national retailer with 117 stores across Canada and the Northeastern US. Buying is the key to Showcase being The Home of The Hottest Trends, and the Assistant Buyer role is at heart of the most entrepreneurial, exciting, and fast-paced buying department in retail.
This role involves assisting a Senior Buyer in all buying functions, including:
Making initial contact with new vendors, requesting and inspecting samples, conducting research, and coordinating the submission of quotations
Coordinating with vendors and internal departments such as accounting, store operations, e-commerce, marketing, and training
Conducting initial negotiations with vendors on terms and prices
Proposing launches, reorders, markdowns, and clearance strategies
Administering Purchase Orders, inventory pickups, payments (through our accounting department), shipment follow-ups, and customs documents
Updating SAP, spreadsheets, and other documents with the latest information
Perform daily/routine tasks to support the Senior Buyer, including helping with administrative and logistics aspects of the Buying Department to meet the company goals.
Communicate and maintain productive relationships with overseas vendors on a daily basis
Update/monitor inbound shipments and address any supply chain disruptions
The successful candidate will have:
5+ years of successful retail buying administration, buying assistance, or logistics experience
A sense of process and discipline to run a tight ship
An affinity to mass-market trends, popular culture, and products that are fresh, new, and trending
Strong written and spoken English
Strong computer skills, especially moderate to advanced Excel for mathematical models, forecasting, and performance analysis
SAP experience is a plus
Based in Showcase’s brand new Head Office / National Distribution Centre in Brampton (at Hwy 407 and Hwy 410).
Reports to the Senior Buyer
Significant career advancement opportunity as the buying department grows within this fast-growing company
Very competitive wages, health benefits, pension plan, employee discounts, and other perks