Assistant Buyer in Birmingham, AL at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/24/2021

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Job Description

The Assistant Buyer will assist buyers in meeting purchasing goals for assigned vendors and maintaining appropriate inventory levels, while minimizing expenses and maximizing profits.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate information within the database.
  • Prepare and analyze reports and spreadsheets of sales and inventory data as requested.
  • Effectively facilitate internal and external communications.
  • Ensure exceptional customer service is maintained.
  • Assist Buyer in additional duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with course work in merchandising preferred.
  • Self-starter, must be highly organized and able to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated ability to think both creatively and analytically.
  • Exhibit a personal and professional interest in market and popular culture trends.
  • 2-3 years equivalent work experience, prior buying office experience preferred.

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Must be able to sit at a computer or desk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to use hands/arms to operate keyboard, telephone and for repetitive motion activities.
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 25 lbs. with or without assistance.
  • Must be able to communicate using speech, sight, and sound with or without assistive device.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop or crouch while performing daily activities of the job.
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