Job Description

Buyer Planner
Providence, RI

  • Enhances buying staff accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members.
  • Purchases merchandise by studying needs, preferences, and buying patterns of customers.
  • Delivers merchandise to locations by scheduling shipments.
  • Approves merchandise delivery by authorizing payment; directing returns.
  • Resolves discrepancies by collecting and analyzing vendor or merchandise information.
  • Supervises merchandise pricing and identification by determining markups; identifying manufacturer style numbers and seasonal codes.
  • Provides merchandise information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Identifies current and future customer requirements by establishing rapport with potential and actual customers and other persons in a position to understand merchandise requirements.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Prepares sales staff by developing and conducting merchandise- specific, in-service training programs.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • General Math Skills
  • Selling to Customer Needs
  • Market Knowledge
  • Scheduling
  • Customer Focus
  • Attention to Detail
  • Client Relationships
  • Analyzing Information¬†
  • Supervision
  • Understanding the Customer
  • Job Knowledge

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