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Job Title:  Buyer--Image and Whimsical Products 
Job Number: xxxx E01256 
VISA Sponsorship:  no 
Travel:  5% 
Job Type:  Full Time 
Number of Openings:  1 
Location:  Niles,IL,60714 
 
Opportunity:  

We are seeking an Image Buyer to join our Merchandising team! The primary purpose of this position will be to add unique products to the Hammacher Schlemmer assortment to create a sense of wonder from our customers regarding our product offering.  While this person is not responsible for creating sales, they will be responsible for ensuring a critical element of our assortment that intrigues and engages our customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Source Image items that amaze, intrigue, and compel customers to pursue every catalog; typically high priced items
  • Source cover items to meet visual appeal criteria
  • Coordinate the NY store windows with the launch of each catalog
  • Source Whimsy items that entertain by their approach, quirky design, or functionality
  • Work with Public Relations to promote Image and Whimsy items
  • Prepare key selling points and FAQs for each Image product for the store sales staff and the call center associates
  • Obtain and proof all vendor contracts, product set up forms, samples and creative files for the Image, Referral, and Whimsy products
 
Required Skills:  
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5 years experience to include experience in high-end retailing, product picking/buying
  • Experience in a merchandising or purchasing department
  • Keen visual and creative sense—attention to detail with eclectic interests
  • Previous luxury/whimsical goods buying experience a plus
  • Ability to maintain strong long-term relationships with vendors
  • Skilled in anticipating and responding to changing competitive environment and consumer needs
  • A creative mind and attention to detail
  • Experience with merchandising-related operations
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of an organization
  • Impeccable follow-up skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
 
Benefits: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Sick Leave, 401(k), Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement 
      

Phone: (847) 966-2770

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