Category Buyer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Agassiz

JYSK Canada

Company Description As one of world’s leading and fastest-growing home furnishing retailers, we know what it takes to build a satisfying career. The company is very proud of the inclusive and collaborative culture. Our values – Tradesman, Colleague, and Corporate Spirit – are not just words on the lunchroom wall but are consistently communicated and lived. Our values are undoubtedly the reason JYSK has flourished in Canada over the last 28 years with more than 60 stores and 1100+ colleagues.

Job Description JYSK is seeking a Category Buyer to join our successful Buying Team on a permanent, full-time basis.
The successful candidate will be supporting the day-to-day operations of our Buying department by assisting with the strategy and development of product assortments to maximize sales and profitability. The position also includes close coordination with key teams and working on several projects, including planning campaigns, inventory management, sales forecasting, and digital strategy.
This role is based out of our home office in Coquitlam, BC.
Key Responsibilities
Assist the Category Managers with administrative support for their categories.
In charge of the sample management – tracking, unpacking, verification, and organization.
Communicate with vendors to follow up on new product development and deliveries.
Organize photoshoot in collaboration with the Marketing team and ensure library of all product photos.
Create and maintain online product information for our website.
Assist with line reviews/style outs with Category Managers.
Help with portfolio management by analyzing existing products performance and suggesting phaseout of slow sellers or actionable comments.
Partner with Category Managers to identify and source new product assortments.
Update and maintain product assortment files.
Participate in seasonal strategy and manage demand planning to ensure optimal inventory level.
Prepare, track, and manage the artwork creation files.
Other administrative duties as required.
What does this role offer you?
Be a part of a dynamic team and culture.
The opportunity to have a rewarding career with access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities for career advancement.
A great benefit package (including medical, vision and dental, and RRSP program)
Extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
An amazing colleague discount on all JYSK products.
We host a variety of social events and team building activities throughout the year.
What do you bring to the role?
Advanced Excel skills and database knowledge with the ability to create reports and analyze statistics (V-Look ups, Pivot Tables, Formulas, etc.)
Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key internal/external business partners.
Is adaptable and able to work in an environment with conflicting and changing priorities.
3+ years in Category Buying, Ordering or Forecasting capacity.
Bachelor’s degree in related field is preferred.
Is a self-motivated individual, who is able to work well independently and as part of a team.
Strong organizational, verbal/written communication, and presentation skills.
Compensation: Generally, the hiring range for this position is $65,000 to $70,000 annually; the base pay offered is based on location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, internal and market equity.
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