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Company: DYEHARD FAN SUPPLY LLC
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Dyehard Fan Supply, headquarted in Winston-Salem, NC and part of the Teall Capital family of portfolio companies with offices in New York, Louisville, and Dallas, is a high-growth opportunity with rapidly expanding sports and varied events throughout North America. We are committed to providing superlative customer service and shopping experience for our clients and customers. The Buyer is responsible for building product assortments, assisting in the development of sales plans, and supporting the merchandising effort for defined categories and properties within the Company. This position plays a critical role in the ongoing operations of the wholesale, retail and e-commerce business. The person filling this role reports to the Executive Vice President/General Merchandise Manager of Dyehard Fan Supply. Responsibilities

  • Work with the EVP/GMM to build sales, margin, and inventory turn plans by season/category/property.
  • Build assortment plans by season/category/property to ensure DFS meets/exceeds sales plans.
  • Adhere to Brand Guidelines for a variety of properties and insure product accuracy prior to production.
  • Monitor and maintain proper inventory levels by season/category/property to meet/exceed inventory turn plans.
  • Develop purchasing plans with our vendor community to ensure DFS is leveraging purchasing power against improved GM%, assuring that margin plans are meet/exceeded
  • Interact regularly with property General Managers to confirm that DFS is supporting local trends.
  • Maximize payment terms with multiple vendors to assist with DFS cash flow.
  • With assistance from our Operations Division, prepare purchase orders as necessary, checking for accuracy and completeness before issuing.
  • Review vendor acknowledgements against issued purchase orders and resolve any discrepancies with the supplier to the best advantage of the Company.
  • Create regular reports, with EVP/GMM direction, showing progress towards stated financial goals.
  • Provide proper oversight to ensure all orders and produced and received in a timely fashion.
  • Control and manage inventory items in ERP and POS systems.
  • Through workshops, vendor interaction, and industry publications, stay up to date with industry trends to ensure products ordered are meeting customer demand.
  • Perform other purchasing duties as needed. Required Skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to effectively negotiate with outside vendors
    • Knowledge of manufacturing process and ability to leverage various aspects in order to contain or reduce costs.
    • Understanding of the licensing process and a background working with licensed agencies on the professional and/or college level
    • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
    • Comfortable working in a fast paced and dynamic environment
    • High degree of organizational skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision Minimum Qualifications
      • 3+ years of experience working in a purchasing environment
      • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
      • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
      • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks while managing interruptions

Keywords: DYEHARD FAN SUPPLY LLC, Winston-Salem , Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Winston Salem, North Carolina

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