Morningside Church
  • 20-Feb-2018 to 21-Apr-2018 (CST)
  • Blue Eye, AR, USA
  • Commensurate Based on Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance; Vacation, Holiday and Sick pay

Morningside Church, Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Merchant Buyer.


  • Developing new/unique product assortments with existing partners as well as sourcing/inviting new partners
  • Build and manage strong relationship with Vendors.
  • Build category and merchandising strategies that drive category growth across all company channels of distribution.
  • Buying responsibility and financial accountability for category/ partners.
  • Negotiating buying terms with vendors (price, quantity, delivery terms, and markdown $).
  • Manage inventory levels with input from Merchandising team and Planning
  • Presenting category recommendations monthly/quarterly twice annually to VP/Director of the category:
  • Financials
  • Reasoning/Trends
  • Future Plans
  • Developing financial plan for the vendor(s) (profitability targets, markup and receipt flow).
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and new product ideas, and react accordingly to take advantage of opportunity or mitigate risk.
  • Attending to vendor/guest needs while on-site.
  • Attract, motivate, and develop team
  • Direct and coordinate work of team to ensure effective execution of strategy and attainment of goals.
  • Partnering with Cross functionally with all groups leadership to convey vendor requests
  • Partnering with Legal to ensure contractual obligations are met.


  • BS/BA Degree
  • 6-10 years buyer experience in electronics
  • Ability to manage high profile partners/designers.
  • Understand multi channel retail
  • Understanding of the merchandising process and product lifecycle
  • Knowledge of Open to Buy process
  • Strong understanding of merchandising financials and metrics
  • Knowledge of the product development lifecycle
  • Knowledge of the various manufacturing processes for appropriate lines of business
  • Must be able to think both globally/strategically as well as tactically
  • Ability to analyze reports and draw conclusions/recommendations
  • Demonstrate strong decision making skills
  • Ability to remain flexible and willing to change strategies as business needs dictate
  • Ability to develop effective plans
  • Strong knowledge of staff development, mentoring and coaching skills
  • Ability to lead teams effectively and create a motivational workplace
    • Strong interpersonal skills particularly with building and managing peer relationships and relationships with senior management
    • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
    • Intermediate to Advanced Knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook (ex. Creating and formatting formulas, links, graphs, charts and presentations

    Knowledge in Bulk Food, Generators and other Survival Products a BONUS!!

    Candidates will be considered in totality of their skills and experience versus strict interpretation of "must haves."


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