Upholstery Buyer or Assistant Buyer


Job Description

Job description

Upholstery Buyer or Assistant Upholstery Buyer

This is a newly created position, for an experienced Upholstery Buyer that wants to work with a fast growing and very popular Midwest Furniture Store!

We’re keeping this opening confidential initially so that we can consider outside candidates privately while evaluating the potential for internal candidates to grow into this job. We’re wondering if perhaps your knowledge and experience is just what we need to lead and improve upon our purchasing initiatives during our ongoing growth!

We have an excellent standing in our area as one of the BEST furniture retailers, and the reputation as one of the BEST employers to go with it! If you’re looking for a change that includes working for a company with an excellent reputation, generous benefits and perks, and a friendly and fun work environment, maybe this is it!


Job Requirements

he Senior Upholstery Buyer’s job will include, but will not be limited to:

§ Attending the furniture markets to participate in selecting upholstery lines.

§ Creating purchase orders, confirm negotiated pricing, calculate freight, compare to price and selling price of each item. Work with management to confirm margins. Calculate seat counts on container goods to fill containers. Work with the management team to confirm quantities on domestic goods.

§ Ensuring the upholstery is selected and ordered on time to ensure inventory is available for sales events. Work with vendors to ensure new product lines are arriving on time and orders are complete, so they can be on display in the show room for advertised sales.

§ Reviewing reports for all upholstery inventory lines. Create transfers for the selected products. Work with the visual display department to ensure upholstery is placed on the showroom floor on time to maximize sales.

§ Confirming the selected items on display are accurately priced and tagged. Monitor the sales activity and reorder when needed. Select upholstery from existing inventory, to include in the sales events as well. Keep sales management informed of inventory levels.

§ Teaming up with other members of the merchandising management team to select occasional tables to coordinate with new upholstery items.

§ Re-order buying to maintain stock levels to ensure increased sales. Ensure the accuracy of the calculation of the orders, that containers are filled, and confirm shipping dates of orders.

§ Ensuring that billing is accurate and resolving any discrepancies.

§ Proofreading advertisements for accuracy.

§ Monitoring discontinued items. Determine markdowns of floor items and ensure appropriate staff members are kept informed.

§ Participating in selecting items to include on the website for featured sales and clearance items.

§ This is a hands-on position, participating in every aspect of the purchasing process of upholstery.

COVID-19 precautions

· Personal protective equipment provided or required

· Plastic shield at workstations

· Temperature screenings

· Social distancing guidelines in place

· Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Applicant qualifications

Must be proficient using Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word.

Must have at least two years of furniture purchasing experience , preferably in Upholstery.