Regional Buyer

The Paradies Shops - Greater Atlanta Area

Posted 840 days ago
  • Experience
    Mid-Senior level
  • Job function
    Business Development
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Job description

Job Summary:                   Development, sourcing, price negotiation, and buying of regional merchandise.  Manage/oversee the planning function.   Work with stores, finance, and PSC to develop and achieve financial objectives.


Supervision Exercised:      Direct supervision of the Regional Planner


Essential Duties:


Development, Sourcing, Price Negotiation, and Buying of Regional Merchandise

  1. Sourcing regional merchandise/development and execution of regional assortment plans by location
  2. Attending trade shows, and shop local vendors and markets
  3. Develop promotional plans for region
  4. Execute regional promotions and events
  5. Negotiate terms, pricing, markdowns, and return to vendor (RTV)


Manage/Oversee the planning function

  1. Develop and approve initial allocations of all orders
  2. Oversee re-order process and manage receipt flow and stock position
  3. Execute/coordinate assortment plans with Regional Director and Store Manager
  4. Develop and support implementation of corporate merchandise programs


Work with Stores, Finance, and Corporate to develop and achieve financial objectives

  1. Travel within region, visit and walk stores/ floor plan productivity analysis/challenge floor set execution and adherence to standards
  2. Sales Budget, GM% Budget, Turnover Goals (Top of P&L)



  1. Bachelors Degree
  2. Minimum 3 years retail buying experience
  3. Prior managerial experience
  4. Effective communication skills - both verbal and written
  5. Results oriented/ pro-active with sense of urgency
  6. Strong leadership and decision making capabilities
  7. Ability to travel without restriction


Working Relationships:  Frequent contact with all company divisions. Frequent contact with customers.


About this company

The Paradies Shops

Named Best Airport Retailer for the past 16 consecutive years by Airport Revenue News, The Paradies Shops was established in 1960. A family-owned business, The Paradies Shops operates over 500 stores in 70 airports across the United States and Canada. With extensive experience in operating both local and national brands, to include CNBC News, PGA TOUR Shops, Brooks Brothers, Brighton Collectibles, Harley-Davidson, Bass Pro and The New York Times Bookstores, The Paradies Shops maintains a substantial presence as one of the largest airport retailers. Additionally, The Paradies Shops operates in hotel resort properties such as the Gaylord Palms in Orlando and the Tropicana in Atlantic City. The company is headquartered in Atlanta. The support center is home to the merchandising, payroll, accounting, human resources and executive staff. The Paradies Shops operations in Phoenix, Sacramento, Des Moines and Orlando are a few of the locations that have been recognized as a Best Place to Work by the local sponsors of the survey. The Paradies Shops is proud of it's tradition as a great place to work and as a leader in customer service. The Paradies Shops has been recognized by ARN as the retailer with the highest regard for customer service for 14 years.

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