Full-Time Year-Round

The Buyer is responsible for sourcing merchandise that meets the SWK brand for all channels to achieve the company’s profit and margin goals through strong cost negotiations, exclusive product development and execution of a guest-focused strategy.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate with merchandise planner to develop merchandise buy plans by category across all channels to meet SWK profitability and sales goals
  • Travel domestically and internationally to execute purchase plan of high quality branded goods that represent the SWK brand
  • Work with planner to develop a seasonal category, price point mix strategy for each division (stores as a whole and individually) and identify opportunities for growth
  • Responsible for initial forecast of new items Negotiate prices, terms, and minimums to meet profitability goals
  • Participate in final merchandise selection for all retail divisions, including meeting all preparation deadlines and review of catalog proofs for presentation, pagination and layout
  • Coordinate and organize balanced merchandise assortments (staple, seasonal, event and category) for each store, catalog/web on a seasonal and thematic basis to meet brand and marketing goals
  • Work with Control Buyer to ensure timely merchandise delivery and accurate inventory levels
  • Develop and maintain vendor relationships that will ensure an influx of product ideas, support and pricing goals
  • Identify trends and update merchandise selection that will set SWK apart from competitors, including working with Marketing to understand customer profile to integrate into buying strategies
  • Supervise and delegate work to direct reports, including performance appraisals and corrective actions as assigned

Education, Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with 3+ years of buying experience
  • Must have computer skills, with understanding of Excel a must
  • Must be able to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must have strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills

Contact Us

If you are interested in sharing your employment information, please download our employment application and contact us at:

P: 207.351.2713
F: 207.351.2714