Retail Buyer Resume Samples

A Retail Buyer identifies, selects, and purchases stock that matches the retailer’s requirements. Typical work activities listed on the Retail Buyer Resume are – identifying customer preferences and forecasting consumer trends, evaluating supplier options as per the prices, quality, and determining the best choices, discovering and purchasing new products, checking the quality and popularity of those kept on shelves, negotiating terms of agreements to achieve the best deal for the company, ensuring timely delivery of products and complying with the contracts of purchase; monitoring stock levels and making plans for buying within budget, creating reports on sales, budgets, and customer satisfaction; and forging and maintaining trust relationships with suppliers to get fair dealings.

Key skills for the post include – proven work experience, outstanding communication abilities, excellent organizational skills, familiarity with market trends, data analysis, and forecasting techniques; and excellent knowledge of MS Office, and working knowledge of purchasing software. A degree in business administration or a relevant field is considered a plus.

Retail Buyer Resume example

Retail Buyer Resume

Headline : A friendly, loyal, and clearly dedicated individual who has the ambition to succeed in any given environment. Although have extensive experience in the retail industry, love to learn, and am always up to a challenge whatever the situation.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Training & Development, Speaking, Analysis.

Description :

    1. Negotiated prices, discount terms, and transportation arrangements for merchandise.
    2. Used computers to organize and locate inventory, and operate spreadsheet and word processing software.
    3. Conferred with sales and purchasing personnel to obtain information about customer needs and preferences.
    4. Examined, selected, ordered, and purchased at the most favorable price merchandise consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements, and other factors.
    5. Monitored and analyzed sales records, trends, or economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns and determine what the company will sell and how much inventory is needed.
    6. Set or recommend mark-up rates, mark-down rates, and selling prices for merchandise.
    7. Authorized payment of invoices or return of merchandise.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
HS Diploma


Retail Buyer Resume

Headline : Seeks to secure a challenging position that will expand upon years of aggressive managerial and training experience. Possess a track record of project completions, multi-tasking, and the ability to handle a high-pressure environment with significant timeline pressures.

Skills : Oracle, Abaco, Peoplesoft, Infogenesis POS By Analysis, Athena AS400 Purchasing And Inventory System, Microsoft Office, Micros POS.

Description :

    1. Interviewed and worked closely with vendors to obtain and develop desired products.
    2. Conducted staff meetings with sales personnel to introduce new merchandise.
    3. Assisted the Senior Buyer in placing orders for the women's apparel shops, western shops, and children's shops.
    4. Assisted with the buying of designer jewelry for Strictly First Glass at National Resort.
    5. Researched, produced, and presented a seminar to the National Football Association Wives on How to Dress for Success.
    6. Slide presentation, fashion show, and pamphlets.
    7. Delivering product knowledge training seminars to employees.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BBA In Business Management


Retail Buyer Resume

Objective : Implemented development of business plan and initiative for development project for a self-owned cafe and art gallery. Developed all metrics and processes for evaluation of all processes. Owner and manager with experience conducting scheduled interviews for qualified candidates for a variety of job descriptions.

Skills : Management, Customer Service, Mircrosoft Office Suite,.

Description :

    1. Organized purchase orders, stock, and non-stock supplies within an inventory system.
    2. Supported monthly purchases for retail store averaging 85K per month with a sales growth of 40K per month.
    3. Assisted with creative display and promotion of fine arts products.
    4. Worked with team concepts of sales promotions.
    5. Met with sales representatives from different vendors discussing inventory status, new product line, and marketing.
    6. Ensured optimal performance and compliance with company goals and objectives.
    7. Developed and executed strategies for merchandise assortments, vendor relations.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MBA In Business Management

Retail Buyer Resume

Headline : Qualified and experienced receptionist with excellent people skills seeking a job that will be both challenging and rewarding.

Skills : Fork Lift, Bob-Cat, Pallet Jack Certified.

Description :

    1. Brought in fashionable clothing lines that sell in all 4 locations, and maintain sell-through.
    2. Managed the Greenwich and Old Greenwich locations.
    3. Responsible for the studio's finances, balancing the register daily, making deposits, running and reconciling reports to see what clients have declined credit cards and are unpaid in the system.
    4. Managed teams in both locations and motivate them to work smarter.
    5. Created and maintained desk staff schedules.
    6. Communicated with teachers of all four locations and manage their teaching schedules.
    7. Scheduled all private yoga sessions and massage appointments.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma

Retail Buyer Resume

Headline : Seeks to obtain employment in the Dental or Medical field upon return. Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, EMD, Athena, Dentrix, and DemandForce. Six years of Patient Representative relevant industry experience. Responsible for effective billing, problem-solving, and maintenance of financial computer records.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Retail.

Description :

    1. Wrote requests for bids, proposals, or quotes and evaluate information received.
    2. Attended Atlanta Wholesale trade gift show for new merchandise.
    3. Facilitate hard goods to all other stores based on company needs.
    4. Proactively communicate with managers in keeping products well merchandised.
    5. Responsible for generating weekly, monthly, and quarterly metrics.
    6. Quarterly PowerPoint presentations for seasonal sales trends.
    7. Substitute as Store Manager when needed.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma In Dental Assisting/Dental Business Administration

Retail Buyer Resume

Objective : Ten (10) years of experience working in capacities related to management, client/customer relations, consumerism, retail merchandising, product development, and strategic marketing.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Strategic Planning, Buying/Procurement.

Description :

    1. Performed retail merchandising and purchasing operations for a company offering art and education products via retail store and nationwide catalog.
    2. Accountable for procurement, vendor sourcing, shipping/receiving coordination, process improvements, inventory management/tracking, quality control, and product placement.
    3. Designed and implemented new tools to improve invoice processing efficiency for 70+ vendors across 10+ locations, including e-commerce.
    4. Successfully improved demand forecasting capabilities through the creation of a new process that reduced out-of-stock situations and optimized inventory levels.
    5. Identified hot trends in the educational products industry; instrumental in introducing new product lines to maximize bottom-line results and drive profit enhancements.
    6. Recommended and introduced eBook products for the company, which created a new revenue source that demanded minimal resources and resulted in bottom-line growth.
    7. Led team mandated to select and implement a new ERP system.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
BS In Business Administration

Retail Buyer Resume

Objective : Listening, attention to detail, and problem-solving. Ability to communicate and connect with all types of people.A people person. Strength in assessing situations and determining the best plan of action. History of success in personal and business. Wide range of interests and hobbies. Devoted to family.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Sales & Marketing, Teaching, Self-Starter, Public Speaking.

Description :

    1. Purchased and merchandised Outerwear, Swimwear, Suits and Sport Coats, Pants, and Shorts.
    2. Related experiences included frequent buying trips.
    3. Well-versed in the use of Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Photoshop, website development, and social media.
    4. Planned budgets and merchandising plans Selected and purchased merchandise.
    5. Responsible for initiating and driving the flow of communication between purchasing, development, sales, and suppliers in regard to orders.
    6. Knowledged of every ferrous and nonferrous metal - Operate heavy machinery (crane, forklift, material handlers, excavators, bobcats, bailers.
    7. Managed, planned, and execute lady's sleepwear and robe purchasing.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA In Geography

Retail Buyer Resume

Objective : A motivated individual who is a hard worker, flexible, and willing to use past, present, and future acquired skills in any challenging position. Able to multitask effectively, Detailed Oriented with Good Communication skills. Resourceful and able to complete projects in a timely manner. Ability to cope with pressure.

Skills : Microsoft Office, 60 wpm typing skill.

Description :

    1. Reviewed all the clothing and accessory items brought in to sell customers.
    2. Provided customers with an incredible shopping experience by providing outstanding customer service.
    3. Greeted customers immediately, determined their needs, and handled all transactions in a professional and enthusiastic manner.
    4. Assisted the school children, the elderly and helped provide food and other essentials for the homeless and less fortunate.
    5. Highly experienced in online research skills and social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Tumblr.
    6. Negotiate contracts with outside.
    7. Mastered the ins and outs of shipping and receiving to reduce the costs of freight with UPS and FedEx.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Associates In Arts

Retail Buyer Resume

Summary : Ability to complete a task with little direction needed to be Experienced in handling large groups of customers at once, while maintaining composure in stressful situations. Proven reputation for providing clear, polite, and positive communication with guests and co-workers to ensure quality service. Able to multi-task and work on several projects at once. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Skills : <div>Math skills, IT skills, Good teamworking skills.</div>

Description :

    1. Ordered gourmet food products from 60+ vendors on a weekly and monthly basis.
    2. Coordinated orders with each store manager and filled out purchase orders using Excel to track purchasing details.
    3. Lead weekly sample meetings to review potential new products.
    4. Tracked sales to make intelligent decisions on each product.
    5. Maintained the lowest possible inventory without running out of product.
    6. Worked with vendors to promote products and receive discounts.
    7. Ran our E-commerce website which included updating products monthly and fulfilling online orders.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Business

Retail Buyer Resume

Objective : A professional who is educated, qualified, dynamic, and results-oriented, with more than 10 years of retail and wholesale buying experience, seeks a new opportunity in the Buying and Merchandising field.

Skills : Excel, NetSuite, Telephone, Office Administration.

Description :

    1. Cultivated partnerships with vendor suppliers, negotiate the best prices, terms, and manage day-to-day supplier performance to ensure a level of service, cost, delivery, and quality standards are met.
    2. Identified and developed product potential by researching trends, materials, and supply availability, then evaluating alternatives and selecting a course of action.
    3. Expanded a seasonal category achieving over in additional sales.
    4. Assorted between stores optimizing the different geographic, climate, and demographic profiles of stores.
    5. Applied store knowledge based upon attributes, field input, store travel, and historical data to influence and direct distribution decisions.
    6. Analyzed performance on business goals and implement plans to improve results.
    7. Enhanced purchasing control and performance by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and then implementing process improvements.
    8. Developed brand reputation by exploring new opportunities to add value and make us a destination for women's fashion footwear.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS In Business Management