How to Get a Job as a Retail Buyer

Mar 30, 2016

Have you ever thought about the person who chooses which products are in a store? Or which product lines a company wants as part of their brand message? There’s a whole profession dedicated to choosing products and brands for a retail company: retail buyers. Learn about what they do and what it takes to be a retail buyer with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

What does it mean to be a retail buyer?

Retail buying isn’t simply picking a product for a company to sell. There’s so much more that goes into it. Retail buyers have to look at sales trends, customer supply and demand, inventory needs, sales goals and more. Buyers work with buyer analysts and vendors to pick the right products and come up with a sales goal. All of these different facets help determine if a product is the right fit for the buyer’s company.

Working as Retail Buyer at Blain Supply, Inc.

At Blain Supply, Inc. our retail buyers have to know their products inside and out. Each department, from automotive to candy to pet supplies, works with multiple vendors to bring products to Blain’s Farm & Fleet customers. Our buyers work with various other departments—such as e-commerce and marketing—to promote their products and give customers the best experience, whether they’re shopping online or in one of our stores.How to Get a Job as a Retail Buyers Image.jpg

The great part about becoming a retail buyer at Blain’s Farm & Fleet is the room for growth. With associate buyer, assistant buyer, buyer, senior buyer and divisional merchandising manager positions, you can create your own career path. You can even move around from different departments. You could buy pet products for awhile and then move to toys, clothing and more.

If you’re interested in any of our retail buyer jobs, visit our job openings for the most up-to-date available jobs. If there are no positions available, but you’re still interested in becoming a valuable member of our company, join our Talent Network for email alerts on new job openings.

Category: Retail Careers