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Assistant Buyer

Company: Hudson Group
Location: Elizabeth
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Grow With Us!

Hudson is North America's leading travel retailer. For over 30 years, Hudson has met the needs and wants of travelers in more than 1,000 duty-free, duty-paid, and food & beverage stores. We could not serve our customers, landlords, and partners in airports, commuter terminals, hotels, and casinos without the continued support of our greatest assets: our team members. We are dedicated to hiring and training exceptional team members, who are committed to serving the customer as the Traveler's Best Friend. We strive to ensure we're fulfilling our team members' career potentials through training, skills-development, and career pathways - as our team members grow and succeed both personally and professionally, so does Hudson.

The Assistant Buyer of Local Categories position is for you, if you enjoy:
Providing operational support to the Buyer and assist the buyer with developing National business strategies to maximize sales and profits focusing on all local/regional merchandise in both the newsstands and other specialty stores. Departments include but are not limited to Apparel, Sports, Souvenirs, Seasonal Programs, Regional Foods and Regional Gifts.
Assisting the buyer in the selection and procurement of merchandise to achieve company goals. This includes interaction with vendors in terms of information gathering, traveling to the local region to source product and meet with local vendors, problem resolution and purchasing of product, managing the purchase order cycle (ex: writing the order, tracking the key orders from shipment to the stores) to analyzing its performance.
Being based out of our East Rutherford, New Jersey office, with a hybrid work-model

Key Accountabilities:
Performs the administrative and operational functions supporting designated buyer(s). Responsible for Purchase Order Management and administration including item file set up, order writing, changes and cancellations and any necessary follow up (internally and vendor) to ensure shipments are delivered and processed
Responsible for setting up new vendors and ensuring all paperwork is completed
Responsible for developing a working knowledge of the buying function including merchandise selection, negotiation, pricing, and store merchandising.
Provides ongoing analysis and interpretation of key business issues as directed by buyer
Demonstrates product knowledge through sharing information with buyer as a result of competitive shopping in the market. Utilizes product knowledge to take the initiative to suggest new resources and creative methods of sourcing/displaying product.
Heavy communication with stores and vendors
Travel to source new product, new store openings, store visits, store "re-dos" vendors meetings, trade shows, etc.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates for this position must be able to multi-task and have strong attention to detail
Comfortable traveling approximately 50% of the time
Must be articulate, assertive and have excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
Proven ability to organize and prioritize work effectively with high sense of urgency
Must be able to travel for multiple days at a time
Strong math skills; ability to analyze sales and product statistics to support effective merchandising decisions
Demonstrated initiative and ability to perform duties with minimal supervision
Must have at least 2+ years of related experience.
Strong computer skills; MS Excel and MS Word experience desired

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience in comparable retail environment

*For immediate consideration, please be sure to submit your resume in the digital application.

Some of our company-offered benefits for you and your family include:
Health & Well Being: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
Paid Time Off
Various Personal and Parental Leave Programs
Universal Life Insurance
Retirement Programs & Matching Employee Contributions: 401K & RRSP
20% off Hudson Employee Discount
Employee Recognition & Anniversary Programs
Training, Development, and Growth Opportunities
Tuition Assistance & Scholarship Programs

For additional information on our benefits, please visit: https://www.hudsongroup.com/careers/our-perks.

Depending on the location of the position, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States or Canada for any employer.

Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all qualified individuals. All employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, military leave or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace in which we value diversity and unique experiences, backgrounds and identities.

All offers are contingent upon successful completion and passing of background checks and/or employment verification results.

Note to staffing agencies: Please do not contact Hudson (including the recruitment team or any hiring managers) regarding this position with candidates. If assistance is needed in filling any position for Hudson, a member of our recruiting team will reach out directly.


Job Industries
  • Customer Service

Keywords: Hudson Group, Elizabeth , Assistant Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Elizabeth, New Jersey

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