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Assistant Buyer, Precious Jewelry

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Buying/Merchandise Planning
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Bergdorf Goodman

NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP

 

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has been the premier destination for luxury fashion and goods, superior service, and an elevated retail experience for more than a century. Today, 9,000 associates contribute to the success of NMG’s brands: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and Horchow. There are 38 full-line Neiman Marcus stores in cosmopolitan markets across the United States and a sophisticated digital platform that attracts shoppers worldwide. Bergdorf Goodman operates two stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City and BergdorfGoodman.com, catering to loyal luxury customers globally. NMG also owns five Last Call stores and Horchow.com, an e-commerce site that offers premium furniture and home decor.

 

As an organization, NMG is on a transformational journey to become the preeminent luxury customer platform. NMG continues to deliver the best integrated customer experience and has evolved the business to succeed in the ever-changing retail landscape. NMG is a relationship business. What differentiates the organization from other luxury retailers are its unique assets: a strong store footprint, the most knowledgeable associates, an engaging online experience, solid brand partnerships, innovative digital and in-store experiences, the most loyal luxury customer base, and a strong balance sheet.

 

Our customers will always be at the center of everything NMG does. The company continues to reinvest in new technologies that enhance the customer experience. NMG meets customers where they are. NMG’s goal is to offer customers a seamless experience across its stores, online, and remote digital selling.

 

NMG’s priority is to develop a highly engaged and high-performing team where everyone belongs. The business attracts and retains best-in-class talent through unique offerings provided to associates in addition to standard employer benefits. These include an innovative way of working, associate discounts on merchandise, tuition reimbursement, associate hardship fund, and paid time off to volunteer, to name a few. 

 

As part of NMG’s Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) work, the organization is focused on driving its core value of being “All Heart.” NMG is also assessing its current environmental and social impact while developing a three-year plan to lead the luxury industry in its commitment and transparency to environmental and social sustainability. NMG strives to become an employer of choice, driven by a culture of Belonging. A dedicated team focuses on this journey, directly impacting how NMG conducts business throughout the workforce, workplace, and marketplace dimensions.

 

NMG has incredibly passionate and committed corporate and store associates. NMG offers associates an environment where everyone feels welcomed, nurtured, and empowered. Our associates are the heart of NMG. As an organization, NMG leads with love – love for customers, love for associates, and love for brand partners.

 
DESCRIPTION
This position supports the Buyer while providing information/communications to vendors, store and management teams. Help buying team manage gross margin through sales, markdowns, return to vendors, and markups. Responsible for managing promotional aspect such as magazine samples, sales associate incentives, trunk shows, PAs and other in store events.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist buyer in achieving sales, and gross margin
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the buying office
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships
  • Oversee vendor support and store communication
  • Recap and analyze selling, category and vendor performance
  • Manage promotional activities to drive in season business
  • Attend market appointments prepared with strategic assortment plans and understanding of product with a customer centric approach
  • Negotiate buying terms and end of season with vendors
  • Execute a seasonal merchandise strategy based on customer needs, product performance, industry trends, and business analytics
  • Accurately forecast monthly receipts and manage inventory flow
  • Partner with Planner in developing seasonal financial plans and budgets  
  • Partner with Omni team for online product content/image maintenance
  • Manage marketing process including marketing proposals, co-op, and coordinating samples through effective communications with marketing and vendors
  • Execute and manage marketing events for both channels
  • Manage and develop Merchandise Assistant
  • Perform additional tasks as required
 
 

Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
  • Strong leadership, management, communication, customer service, and organization skills
  • Flexible and able to perform in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Exceptionally strong Excel skills
  • Personal Learning
  • Planning/Organization
  • Process Management
  • Strategic Agility
  • Retail or service experience is helpful

 

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