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Specialty Buyer -

Company: Hudson Group
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Located in East Rutherford, NJ

Grow With Us!

Hudson is North America's leading travel retailer. For over 30 years, Hudson has met the needs and wants of travelers in more than 1,000 duty-free, duty-paid, and food & beverage stores. We couldn't serve our customers, landlords, and partners in airports, commuter terminals, hotels, and casinos without the continued support of our greatest assets: our team members. We're dedicated to hiring and training exceptional team members, who are committed to serving the customer as the Traveler's Best Friend. We strive to ensure we're fulfilling our team members' career potentials through training, skills-development, and career pathways - as our team members grow and succeed both personally and professionally, so does Hudson.

The Specialty Buyer role is for you if you would enjoy:
Working with the SVP of Merchandising and VP of Specialty to curate a strong portfolio of brands and concepts for inclusion in airport stores as standalone or store-in-store applications.
A hybrid position based out of our office in East Rutherford, NJ

Specialty Buyer Key Accountabilities:
Identify gaps in current portfolio and outline potential Brands or Licensed concepts to fill gaps, expand portfolio across categories and elevate retail offer for Hudson.
Identify Market Trends and attend market to identify new opportunities with potential exclusivity to Hudson in Airports.
Build relationships with Brands, Brand Licensees and Specialty retail (Inc. Regional).
Negotiate terms for Hudson including Margins, freight, returns, swap-out and seasonal promotions including Associate incentives etc.
Work to develop Regional specialty and assortment options.
Develop Calendar with each Brand or Vendor to ensure fresh assortments seasonally.
Schedule line reviews at least quarterly and include VP and SVP.
Activate Brands and Vendors on Vendor Portal, monitor process and issue purchase orders.
Send purchase orders to all locations with tracking information, timing and direction.
Work with Brand to develop Training and tools for Stores to elevate awareness and sales.
Work with Brands and Brand Licensees to create visual and graphic standards and share with Stores. Work with all parties to ensure seamless and consistent execution in Stores.
Create Seasonal Promotions to drive incremental Sales
Work with VP, SVP and Business Development on assortments and Brands for new RFP's.
Work with Operations to develop relationships and increase market performance.
Work with Planners on monthly analysis. Provide summaries to SVP.

Specialty Buyer Qualifications:
Minimum of 10 years retail experience including Buying and Specialty Brands oversight
Organizational Skills
Strong Communication Skills (including with international partners)
Attention to detail
Consistent follow through with Vendors, Brands and Stores
Systems capability
Collaboration skills
Analytical skills
Ability to work independantly as well as a part of a Team
Comfort with ambiguity and ability to adjust to business dynamics

Some of our company-offered benefits for you and your family include:
Health & Well Being: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
Paid Time Off
Various Personal and Parental Leave Programs
Universal Life Insurance
Retirement Programs & Matching Employee Contributions: 401K & RRSP
Employee Recognition & Anniversary Programs
Training, Development, and Growth Opportunities
Tuition Assistance & Scholarship Programs

For additional information on our benefits, please visit: https://www.hudsongroup.com/careers/our-perks.

Depending on the location of the position, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the Canada for any employer.

Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all qualified individuals. All employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, military leave or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace in which we value diversity and unique experiences, backgrounds and identities.

All offers are contingent upon successful completion and passing of background checks and/or employment verification results.

Note to staffing agencies: Please do not contact Hudson (including the recruitment team or any hiring managers) regarding this position with candidates. If assistance is needed in filling any position for Hudson, a member of our recruiting team will reach out directly.


Job Industries
  • Customer Service

Keywords: Hudson Group, Hoboken , Specialty Buyer -, Other , Hoboken, New Jersey

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