Purchasing Specialist
DressBarn - Suffern, NY

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Dressbarn , a subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., (NASDAQ - ASNA), offers casual career and special occasion fashion apparel and accessories at value prices for women ages 35-55, operating approximately 830 stores in 48 states. Ascena Retail Group Inc. is a leading national specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls and boys, operating, through a family of wholly-owned subsidiaries, dressbarn , maurices, Justice, Lane Bryant, Cacique and Catherine’s! Ascena operates through its subsidiaries over 3,800 stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, with revenues of over $4 billion.

At dressbarn, we believe talented people are our greatest asset. In return for your talent and hard work, we also offer career development, excellent benefits, a competitive compensation package and generous merchandise discounts across our brands.

We have an exciting position for a Purchasing Specialist. The Purchasing Specialist will negotiate with vendors for the purchase of all supplies, equipment and services.

Internal Purchasing - (Corporate office, stores, Supply inventory)
· Develop New Store Process and coordinate all purchasing aspects of new store openings
· Maintain supply inventory and vendor maintained inventory for entire brand.
· Administer single brand and multi-brand bids.
· Review bid proposals and negotiate pricing for $6mm supply budget.
· Perform spend analysis by category and supplier and make recommendations for improvement
· Maintain specifications of all fixtures, hardware and supplies
· Conduct supplier performance evaluation and work with suppliers to feedback results and improve performance.
· Coordinate and resolve supply problems.
· Maintain store ordering site with updated item information and photos.
· Assist in budget preparation for $7.5mm annual budget for 840+ stores.
· Source new products for visual and marketing departments including sample review with supplier and visual team at SSC or in-store.
· Support SSC purchases as needed.

Reporting and Updating of reports
· Update Core Inventory Item list
. Prepare and analyze budget reports.

General Purchasing Department Coverage
· Requisitions for Co-workers as assigned
· Assist in junior associate mentoring.
· Invoice approvals and discrepancies
· Research as needed
· Other duties as assigned

Departmental back up
· Stay in touch with what coworkers are doing as regular and special duties and provide “seamless” service to customers
· Learn to perform coworkers duties in case of absence

Job Requirements: · Education: Associates Degree
· Experience: 3-5 years Purchasing experience. Strong negotiating, vendor relations and inventory management skills.
· Skills: Good Math Aptitude; Ability to Multi-Task; Excellent verbal and written communication, Word/Excel/JDE/Oracle proficiency

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Ascena Retail Group (formerly Dress Barn, Inc.) has left the farm for greener -- but not leaner -- retail pastures. The apparel and...