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Planning Analyst-Buyback Merchandise in Homewood, AL at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/25/2019

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Job Description

From last summer’s beach reads, to outgrown copies of The Cat in the Hat, the Buyback program at BAM! allows our customers to earn cash back for gently loved books.  


With our Buyback program growing, BAM is currently seeking a Buyback Analyst. Supporting both the Merchandising and Operations Groups, this role will provide analytical insight into the buyback product in BAM (and 2NC), as well as lead in developing strategies regarding used product stock levels.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide detailed analysis of the buyback activity on several different levels including, regional, store, and item
  • Develop assortment guidelines and targets to show the proper inventory levels of each item in all store locations
  • Act as the Buyback subject matter expert and participate in regular communication with store level Buyback leads
  • Provide coaching, feedback, and gather information from Buyback Leads that will aid in the creation of buyback best practices
  • Format analysis into routine performance reporting that can be used at the Corporate and Store levels
  • Provide Used Stock to Sales reporting at the store level including high level turn rate
  • Manage markdown planning as well as aid in the development of the overall strategy moving forward
  • Participate in competitive pricing strategy analysis to determine how we stack up to our competitors
  • Working with specific categories of interest, develop a custom buyback strategy that will promote a strong selection and shopping experience for our customer

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Passion for retail, with prior retail experience preferred
  • Strong business acumen, analytical skills and ability to communicate clearly

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to understand and interpret data and draw conclusions
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Assertiveness and intellectual and business curiosity
  • Self -motivation
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