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Requisition Number 17-0031
Post Date 10/9/2017
Title Buyer
City Oshkosh
State WI
Description Silver Star Brands, is a leader in the multi channel marketing industry and home of Miles Kimball, Walter Drake, Easy Comforts, As We Change, Exposures, Bi Matrix, and Native Remedies. We were named one of the top 200 in Internet Retailer’s Top 500 list for 2015. Located in Oshkosh, WI since 1934, our company is large enough for opportunity, but with just 500 year-round team members, you will be recognized and rewarded for your efforts.

We are looking for a Home/Textile Buyer to join our team!!!

The Buyer’s key responsibilities will focus on Home/Textile buying with Asian sourcing and knowledge of product development of the latest trends. This individual will have an extensive ability to plan, develop, execute plans in building Home/Textile lines, and be able to implement buying strategies to turn around underperforming divisions. Requires the ability to reduce costs, capitalize on new opportunities and exceed goals for sales/margins. Must have a proven track record of improved reports.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years buying experience in the retail or direct mail industry. Ecommerce experience is also preferred. Critical to this position is some product development and sourcing experience and ability to build relationships with vendors and have strong negotiation skills. Other abilities include: customer focused, creative spirit, strong analytical skills and very detailed oriented, very collaborative. Strong computer skills will be necessary.

Some travel will be required.

Competitive salary and benefit package, outstanding people and an environment where you can make a difference! Company culture is important to our team members whose values are modeled through H.E.A.R.T.-Honesty, Equality, Accountability, Respect, and Trust.
Requirements Required education, skills, abilities, and experience:
•College degree required.
•Minimum of 3-5 years of retail or direct mail experience.
•Solid product development and sourcing experience.
•Customer focused and Creative spirit.
•Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
•Strong management and negotiation skills.
•Works well in a collaborative environment.
•Ability to travel
•E-commerce experience preferred
•Computer skills to include: Excel, Access, Windows, Internet, and email.
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