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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 

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.


  • 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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