Assistant Buyer

LTD Commodities LLC

Job Description

LTD Commodities, the fastest growing division of Amerimark Interactive, is looking for an Assistant Buyer in our Lincolnshire, IL location.

Who We Are:

As one of the country’s premier catalog and online retailers, LTD Commodities has provided a vast array of unique and affordable home décor, housewares, gifts and much more to our customers for over 50 years. From our humble beginnings as a family-run mail-order business, we have grown to become home to 3 national brands: LTD Commodities, The Lakeside Collection, and Fresh Finds. With national catalog circulation and an 85% web-penetrated business, we’re invested in using the power of multi-channel marketing to reach each and every current and potential customer. 

LTD provides a collaborative and dynamic environment for you to do what you do best!

Who You Are:

  • You have solid analytical skillsand knowledge of retail math
  • You are a problem solver and will strive to find the best solutions
  • You have a passion for retail and can’t wait to find new products for our customers

Must Haves:

  • 1+ years of experience supporting a Buyer or working in a retail environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excellent typing and organizational skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree: Business, Merchandising or related field 
What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Work with and assist the Buyer to achieve product acquisition, sales, and margin goals for your specific product category
  • Sourcing for and producing a product assortment that meets or exceeds the business needs 
  • Interact with vendors daily to gather information, uncover new products, negotiate pricing and facilitate product purchases
  • Monitor Buyer's workflow to verify all buys are completed and items scheduled in promotions are progressing
  • Analyze product placement within the market including similar products and retail analysis
  • Communicate with Advertising Department to provide direction on how to photograph the product. Submit any changes to the ad as directed by Buyer
  • Maintain listing of all samples ordered and follows up with vendors until all samples are received
  • Answer questions from other departments within LTD regarding products in your category
  • Gain product knowledge and understand the long-range business strategy within the areas of responsibility
  • Review Product Information Sheets submitted by vendors to insure that all information is complete and accurate.
  • Review Product Advertising Sheet to ensure it includes the products’ unique selling features, product specs and overall look of the product in the ad
  • Monitor buyer's workflow to verify all buys are completed and items scheduled in promotions are progressing as required
  • Review and analyzes department sales history and weekly test sales promotions
  • Organizes product samples for the buyer
  • Review and provide answers on receipts with issues (shortages, overages and damages)
  • Continually develops your skills to move up to Buyer role

We want difference-makers, innovators and thought leaders who will share our vision and shape their futures at LTD. Come join us!


 LTD Commodities Perks:

  • A benefits package that includes subsidized medical/dental/vision, PTO, and 401(k) with company match and more!
  • Business casual work atmosphere with plenty of opportunities to celebrate together
  • 35% discount on orders from our brands
  • A safe working environment. We follow the recommended guidelines for COVID-19 by masking up, social distancing and keeping our areas clean


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