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Job Title:  Assistant Buyer 
Job Number: xxxx E01260 
VISA Sponsorship:  no 
Travel:  5% 
Job Type:  Full Time 
Number of Openings:  1 
Location:  Niles,IL,60714 

We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented Assistant Buyer to join our Merchandising team! This individual will work closely with our Buyers and vendors to facilitate the assortment selection and implementation process.  In this role, you will learn all aspects of Hammacher’s merchandising process.




  • Analyze all vendor contracts for accuracy and correct information
  • Create and obtain information to assist buyer in creating creative files
  • Resolve informational based tickets for buyers by negotiating with our vendors
  • Create and modify vendor instructions as needed to provide our customers with the proper information to use our products easily
  • Verify and enter data into IMS and Merchandising Carryover spreadsheets
  • Receive, record, track and prepare all samples for buyers and creative
  • Prepare, track, and scan all master creative and inventory files
  • Obtain and keep records of liability insurance for all current Hammacher Schlemmer products
  • Resolve credit holds/payments/discrepancies by working with the vendors and Accounts Payable
  • Respond to new product submissions from vendors and send out rejection letters
  • Other related tasks
Required Skills:  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising or Marketing
  • 1-3 years experience in a merchandising department
  • A creative mind and attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and coordinate projects
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of an organization
  • Impeccable follow-up skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Benefits: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, 401(k), Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement, Entry Level 

Phone: (847) 966-2770

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