Our client is the nation's leading computer and electronic device big box retailer! Their technology super store has an industry-leading 40,000+ selection of premier computer products and the most knowledgeable staff in the business. They have been ranked by one of the leading consumer advocacy magazines as a top walk-in store to purchase a PC based on merchandise selection, service and pricing. Work with them and help them on their mission to be the best computer and electronic device store in the world!
Our client's corporate Merchandising Department is seeking an experienced Computer Server Buyer/Merchandise Manager. Candidates must have 3-10 years' experience in buying and sourcing servers, workstations, and/or server components. This position requires relocation to the corporate headquarters located in Hilliard, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.
Develop strategy to win server market
Identify market opportunities, analyze growth areas, and create plans to drive growth of the server category
Drive sales and create programs to significantly improve networking selling capability
Drive growth to define volume configurations, drive alignments and drive value proposition
Drive weekly, monthly and quarterly business plan goals
Achieve gross margin, sales and total inventory turn objectives for server category
Negotiate costs and terms of business with vendors including co-op support
Select and purchase merchandise including type, quality, source, timing, delivery, mix and promotion for the server category
Recommend and direct the development and implementation of both strategic and tactical plans
Develop and communicate effective merchandising programs at store level
Monitor prices with competitors in the server solution business
Forecast top selling SKU's (weekly, monthly, quarterly)
Collaborate with the following functional partners to achieve business and organization objective:
Stores (Sales and Operations)
Web Content Support
Planning and Allocation
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Education & Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Business or Computer Science required
A minimum of 3-10 years merchant experience as a Buyer in the Consumer Electronics industry; computer hardware, components and server experience highly preferred
Experience in product management for technology products, software or solutions
Strong negotiation skills needed; a proven track record of establishing and maintaining positive relationships with vendors is a plus
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work with speed and accuracy
Must be a detail-oriented team player
Proven ability to build strategy and execute to plan
Our Growth Opportunities
Our client empowers employees to set their sights high and blaze their own trails. This is a place where your future success and growth are truly a result of your own efforts and achievements. Teams are made up of motivated individuals who work hard to advance their careers. Join the team and see how hard work, loyalty, competitive spirit and unwavering commitment to the customer can take you and your career to new places.
Benefits & Other Information
Our client offers a balance between personal and professional interests, competitive pay, an employee discount on merchandise, flexible retail schedules and tuition reimbursement. In addition, a high-quality, competitive cafeteria benefits program is available on the first of the month following 60 days of active service to all full-time associates who work at least 30 hours per week. Whether you're employed full-time or part-time, our client has many options available to support your professional, health and wellness goals!
Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment criminal background and substance abuse screening.