Entry Level Retail Buyer, Tennis Specialty (Westheimer/Bltwy)
Tennis Express - Houston, TX

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LOCATION: We are conveniently located in the Westchase Business District area of Houston, Texas on Westheimer Road, just outside the Sam Houston Tollway.

THE JOB: Tennis Express is seeking an experienced hands-on individual to be an Assistant Buyer/Planner. Experience buying men’s, women’s and children’s athletic apparel and hard goods preferred. Seeking long-term prospects only. Amazing opportunity and growth potential. This position is demanding but also rewarding and enjoyable for the right candidate.

JOB TYPE: Full Time

ABOUT TENNIS EXPRESS: Tennis Express is an industry leading, award winning tennis specialty retailer. The company was founded in 2000 and operates a retail location as well as online at TennisExpress.com. Tennis Express offers a friendly, upbeat, and a casual work environment. Tennis Express is an equal opportunity employer.

Required Skills:
-- Strong negotiation skills (price, quantity, terms, and delivery).
-- Specialty retailer experience preferred.
-- Manage product lines to ensure appropriate pricing.
-- Interpret delivery schedules, inventory reports, and purchase orders to determine type and quantity of inventory required, availability of stock, and order priority.
-- Works directly with Shipping/Receiving Department to ensure proper inventory arrives and trace delinquent arrivals as needed.
-- Works directly with Customer Service Department to ensure products are available via drop-shipping or other methods if not in inventory to meet existing order fulfillment requirements.
-- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage projects from concept to completion within time constraints.
-- Ability to establish and maintain good vendor relations.
-- Must have strong time management and multi-tasking skills, initiative, and drive.
-- Work varied hours including evenings, some weekends, and holidays.

Other responsibilities:
-- Analytical/ Math Skills; Proficient in Excel
-- Ability to analyze data to forecast trends and sales shipments
-- Analyze and distribute weekly/monthly/seasonal sales reports
-- Be proactive in identifying problems as well as opportunities in the business
-- Excellent presentation and communication skills
-- Develop sales and markdown plans in collaboration with customer in order to meet financial goals
-- Possess an ability to understand financial measurements

TO APPLY: Please provide your resume with cover letter. You MUST put the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email to be considered for this job. Please include salary requirements in email as well.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED - Candidates required to pass pre-employment credit, criminal & drug screen background check

SALARY: Competitive & commensurate with experience. Benefits available.


*NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest.

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