Job Description

Assistant Buyer eCOM

Category: Corporate Office
Location: 5501 Headquarters Dr
Plano Texas 75024
Job ID: 356007

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Assistant Buyer eCOM


JOB PURPOSE:  Assist eCOM merchant in all aspects of assortment and procurement planning. Managing RFP process, forecasts, testing of new products, item set up and supplier management.



  • Maintain a line of business that is consistent with company objectives in regard to growth and profitability.
  • Recommend strategy for lines of business and then recommend product portfolio to support the strategy.
  • Develop and maintain vendor partnerships.
  • Negotiate landed costs with suppliers in assigned category.
  • Support all aspects of merchandising around item lifecycle, vendor set up, line review process, store communications and assortment planning.
  • Maintain assets and necessary documentation in regard to product, inventory acquisition costs, and recommended pricing strategy.
  • Track vendor forecasts vs actual purchases.
  • Work cross functionally with marketing and inventory groups to help drive growth in category.
  • Prepare management reports defining and evaluating current business trends.
  • Monitor industry statistics and follow trends in trade literature.
  • Obtain and confirm price comparisons and perform competitive shops.
  • Attend vendor, staff, company, and merchandising meetings in order to build buying and negotiating skills.
  • Additional duties or projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum 5 years previous purchasing experience.
  • eCOM purchasing experience is highly desired. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding negotiation skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office application.
  • Ability to perform and understand all aspects of retail math.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage multiple assignments at the same time.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact in a professional manner with all levels of RAC employees in multiple departments and external clients.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the merchandising process and product lifecycle.


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