Buyer Coordinator

Want to be a part of something awesome? Be part of a team working in one of the most innovative, exciting retail spaces in the country. JOANN has become more than a place where people buy fabric and crafts; it's a place where people come together to celebrate making things with their hands, hearts, and minds. Every day, we strive to inspire creativity in ourselves and our customers. Join us in having courage, cleverness and passion as we help people find their happy place.
The Buyer Coordinator role is to provide support to Buyers and Associate/Assistant Buyers. Perform entry-level purchasing functions and assist other purchasing personnel in the efficient procurement of goods and services. Act as a vendor and supplier liaison for the Buyer on a daily basis. Maintain accurate purchase orders, sales confirmations as well as other various clerical tasks, understanding all deadlines and reporting discrepancies to the Buyer.
Maintain an organized system for all article samples in the sample room. Maintain a current record of all samples, while organizing them for easy access.
Create, update and maintain all vendor files. Work with vendor to maintain positive relationship while serving Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store's best interest. Work with vendors when purchase orders and sales confirmations do not match.
Support Buyers and Associate/Assistant Buyers by attending Category Management Team (CMT) or Marketing turn-in or proof meetings as needed. Work on special projects with the Buyer and Associate/Assistant Buyer.
Responsible for the timely research and resolution of any issues from Stores, Marketing, Advertising, Accounts payable, DC issues, Logistics and Product Development.
Work with other Buyer Coordinators to maintain continuity and organization across the Category Management Team.
Maintain an organized system for all purchase orders and sales confirmations, which can be easily managed as well as understood by the team.
Education Requirements
Minimum: Bachelor's Degree. Consideration will be given to candidates actively pursuing a Bachelor's Degree and consideration will be given to equivalent retail work experience in lieu of degree.
Preferred: Bachelor's Degree preferably in Merchandising, Fashion Merchandising, Business or related field.
Minimum: 0-3 years retail working experience. General office experience with email, fax, phone and filing.
Preferred: Merchandising internship, Jo-Ann Store experience or other retail experiences that transition to an operating unit.
Other Skills
Attention to detail, ability to multi-task, ability to meet multiple deadlines in a timely matter, strong organizational and customer service skills. Experience with Microsoft Office programs specifically Word and Excel.
Our company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Jo-Ann Stores, LLC. is an at-will employer, which means that your employment may be terminated by the Company or yourself with or without notice or cause unless the at-will arrangement is modified by a written agreement signed by both you and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

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