Retail Buyer Career Paths

Jun 15, 2016

As a retail buyer, you’ll have the opportunity to progress in the buyer career path. Start out as an associate buyer and work your way up to senior buyer. Learn about retail buyer career paths with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Creating a Retail Buyer Career Path

As a retail buyer you’re responsible for tracking sales patterns and trends, and choosing which products consumers will most likely want to buy. This also includes knowing your specific company’s customer base and brand image, and making sure those products fit in with both. As with any retail job, there is room for growth and advancement in the retail buyer world. It comes down to proper training, product knowledge, and the ability to know what the customer really needs or wants.

Retail Buyer Career Path at Blain’s Farm & Fleet

At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we offer a wide variety of products. From home basics to automotive to lawn and garden, our customers expect a range of quality products. That’s why our buying team is such an asset to the company. 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 a while and then move to toys, clothing and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with other areas of the company, such as e-commerce and marketing.Retail Buyer Career Paths.jpg

If you’re interested in a retail buyer job with Blain’s Farm & Fleet, take a look at our current job openings. If there are no positions available but you’re still interested in joining the Blain’s family, join our Talent Network. You’ll receive email updates on new job openings.

Category: Retail Careers