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

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

Job Snapshot

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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