Associate Retail Upholstery & Casegoods Buyer

<p><strong>We want more movers and shakers, dreamers and doers, thinkers and tinker-ers. We want more people who are excited by their work and passionate about their communities. We want people who are ready to Build Something Amazing.</strong></p> <p><em><strong>"At La-Z-Boy we're dedicated to home... because home is what really matters and what will always matter. At the end of even the longest days, home is where we find ourselves."</strong></em><strong><em><br /><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Watch the full experience here.</a> </em></strong></p>

Monroe, Michigan

La-Z-Boy Corporate

<p><strong>Not many companies can say that they are both a household brand and one of the most innovative organizations in their industry. La-Z-Boy can. Ninety years after our first recliner, we&rsquo;re still re-inventing the industry.</strong></p> <p><strong>We want more movers and shakers, dreamers and doers, thinkers and tinker-ers. We want more people who are excited by their work and passionate about their communities. Our people are what drives us forward. We want people who are ready to Build Something Amazing.</strong></p>

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Overview: Come join our team and help us Build Something Amazing.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Assist in the purchasing and tracking of Upholstery and Casegoods for all company owned stores for product rollouts (including Markets), replenishments, and store projects (Remodels and Grand Openings). Manage transfers of merchandise out to stores with the assistance of Retail Order Entry Teams and Operations. Ensure product rollouts are received in stores in a timely manner in support of all marketing initiatives.&nbsp;</li> <li>Assist in the management of the Upholstery &amp; Casegoods programs utilizing La-Z-Boy approved vendors with the goal of enhancing all furniture and building margin, sales, and average ticket. Assist in the selection of products for retail based on overall vision, price points, styling, trends, and target consumer.</li> <li>Partner with Senior Upholstery &amp; Casegoods Buyer to analyze store merchandising line ups in preparation for Store Planning Sessions and sales reviews. Develop and provide reporting to the Senior Upholstery &amp; Casegoods Buyer, the Director of Retail &amp; Visual Merchandising, and the Merchandising Team as needed. Prepare and distribute automated monthly sales and inventory tracking reports.</li> <li>Maintains merchandising databases, spreadsheets, SOP documents, and directives associated with Buying programs across all Retail channels.</li> <li>Assist the Buying Team, including the Senior Upholstery &amp; Casegoods Buyer and Director of Retail &amp; Visual Merchandising, with general duties as assigned.</li> <li>Participate in merchandising meetings, calls &amp; discussions.&nbsp;</li> <li>Work in partnership with Senior Accessories Buyer, Commercial Upholstery &amp; TLA Managers, Commercial Upholstery &amp; TLA Specialist on necessary documents, orders and other required sales/training tools.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>SCOPE &amp; IMPACT:&nbsp;</p> <p>Supports the Director of Retail &amp; Visual Merchandising</p> <p>Retail Division Dollar Volume $700+ Million Sales Annually, Manages $35+ Million Inventory</p> <p>150+ Retail Locations, New Store Openings and Remodels for Retail and Independents</p> <p>Approximately 2,000 VSN's</p>
Requirements: <p><strong>MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Design, Merchandising or related field with 0-2 years of buying experience or equivalent</li> <li>1-3 years of prior purchasing, merchandising, or home furnishings sales or design experience</li> <li>Strong Communication and Collaborative skills</li> <li>Textile and furniture industry knowledge</li> <li>Proficient in Microsoft Office</li> <li>Travel Required: 10%</li> </ul> <p><strong>PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:</strong>&nbsp; None</p> <p><strong>SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:&nbsp;</strong>None</p> <p>PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:</p> <p>Indicate any physical demands required to perform essential functions and/or work environments that the incumbent is subject to in performing the essential functions.</p> <p><strong>CORE ATTRIBUTES:</strong></p> <p><em>Communicate Transparently</em></p> <p><em>Lead the Team</em></p> <p><em>Impact and Influence</em></p> <p><em>Deliver Results</em></p> <p><em>Coach and Develop</em></p> <p><em>At La-Z-Boy, we are committed to fostering an environment in which all employees feel valued, included, and empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas to the table. We understand that our&nbsp;employees&rsquo; diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints add value to our ability to create and deliver the best possible service, quality products, and is of upmost importance as we work together to Build Something Amazing.</em></p> <p><em>OTHER DUTIES:&nbsp;&nbsp;</em><em>Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job.&nbsp; Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.</em></p>