Trends Buyer
Hastings Entertainment, Inc. - Amarillo, TX

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Hastings Entertainment is looking for an aggressive, talented and experienced buyer to join the Trends Team and help grow and manage the trends/lifestyles category. As a member of the purchasing staff the Buyer will be responsible for evaluating and purchasing new lines to add to our selection, driving sales through creative ideas and promotions, managing inventory and sell-through while maximizing profits, negotiating the best terms from vendors, and staying on top of industry trends and translating those trends (where appropriate) into product offerings for stores.

Responsibilities:
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Self-motivated and deadline oriented.
  • Able to understand, communicate, and manage various programs.
Requirements:
  • Relocation to Amarillo, TX.
  • Two years of college preferred.
  • Previous buying experience (preferably in the toys/games/novelty industry).
  • Previous retail management experience preferred.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Must possess superior negotiating skills and relationship management skills.
  • Basic computer skills, specifically with Office programs (Word and Excel).
  • A self starter with a verifiable sense of urgency.
  • Must be willing and able to travel.
Qualified candidates should submit cover letters, resumes and salary history, in confidence to: recruiter@gohastings.com

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