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Bachman's
Minneapolis, MN, United States
15 days ago
Bachman's
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
15 days ago

Description

Bachman’s was founded in 1885 and remains a family-owned business, with fifth-generation Bachman family members leading the company today. Bachman’s operates six full-service Floral, Gift & Garden Centers throughout the Twin Cities, urban gift shops in US Bank Plaza and the Galleria, a Hardscapes Center in Farmington, and 28 floral departments within Lunds & Byerlys grocery stores. Additionally, Bachman’s operates indoor and outdoor landscaping divisions, a weddings and special events department, a wholesale nursery division, seven acres of greenhouses, and a 670-acre growing range in Lakeville, Minn., which produces many of the plants, flowers, and landscaping products sold by Bachman’s today.

Job Duties:

  • Create purchasing plans for annuals, perennials and seasonal products according to the pre-determined strategy. Execute purchasing plans to include: product selection, product quantity and stock levels, retail pricing, delivery timetables and warehouse considerations.
  • Assist in the strategy and plans for seasonal product (assortment planning, financial planning, vendor forecasting, order writing, replenishment)
  • Provide merchandising direction to stores. (i.e. store sets, store signing, promotions etc.)
  • Work with vendors to ensure Bachman’s is getting the best possible price, quality, shipping times, and advertising co-op dollars and resolve any issues that may arise.  Also, contract full semi-trucks and LTLs, routing pick-ups and delivery, cubing loads and acting as liaison between truck drivers, dispatchers and vendors to maximize both inventory turns and cost savings.
  • Communicate with receiving areas all product purchase information via receiving reports and verbal updates on changes.  Listen to stores and customer about what products they like or do not like and make adjustments as needed.
  • Assist in providing merchandising direction to the stores and make sure products, displays, signage and advertising are meeting the standards and goals of Bachman’s.
  • Aid in developing annual and perennial production plans for Bachman’s growing facility.
  • Assist in tag purchasing for the growing facility.
  • Develop content for annual and perennial signs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements

Qualifications:

  • A college degree and 2-5 years of buying, merchandising, procurement or inventory management
  • Must be able to develop a business strategy and execute purchasing plans based upon financials, historical information, and consumer and market trends.
  • Must like to work in a collaborative environment yet highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft office are required.
  • Must have strong communication, problem solving, and decision making skills.
  • Previous experience in buying/merchandising/procurement or inventory management.
  • Must have knowledge of truck and air transportation of perishable products, including handling bill of lading, air bills and freight calculations. 
  • Requires the ability and confidence to forecast future trends in the marketplace. 
  • Requires computer skills including word processing, Excel spreadsheets, and POS with Epicor or an equivalent system.
  • Requires good phone skills along with the ability to work with electronic communications locally and around the country.  Good organizational, communication, and numbers skills are critically important.
  • Requires strong communication skills to coordinate activity between vendors and stores.
  • Requires the ability to problem solve interdepartmental problems which arise, involving inventory transfers, translations of cost pricing to retail pricing, transferring labor, billing multi-departmental special orders, among others.
  • Requires the ability to plan, execute and control a complicated procurement plan and operate within departmental open to buy (financial plan) and operating budgets.
  • Previous Annual or Perennial buying.  Horticulture background preferred.

Schedule:

  •  Monday – Friday 45 hours per week, more hours during key garden season

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58569447
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Position Title: Buyer- Annuals and Perennials
  • Company Name: Bachman's
  • Job Function: Administrative/Office
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%

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