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FIND YOUR FIT with Payless ShoeSource as an Assistant Buyer.

You know who you are. And you know what moves you. That's why your chosen career should fit you as well as your favorite pair of shoes, every step of the way. And that's what makes a career with Payless ShoeSource the perfect fit for you.

NOTE: This position will start in June 2018


Overview:
As an Assistant Buyer at Payless ShoeSource you will support the buying team with order placement and inventory management. The assistant buyer also will assist the team with vendor coordination and product development. This role allows someone to gain exposure to all aspects of the buying process.

Job Responsibilities:
· Ensures accurate communication and follow-up of critical details to product development and Footwear agents
· Organizes and maintains samples
· Monitors fashion news and studies apparel trends to identify product opportunities
· Offer perspective and influences line during assortment building process
· Partners with distribution to execute tests and determine where styles get shipped
· Creates reports and maintains accurate data
· Uses data to identify key drivers and makes recommendations for actions to be taken

Qualifications:
· Undergraduate Degree in Fashion Merchandising, Business, Marketing or a related field
· Three to five years of specialty retail experience preferred
· Comfortable with analytical and quantitative analysis of financial data
· Highly reliable and detail oriented
· Resourceful and self-confident
· Strong presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
· Works well under pressure

Payless ShoeSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce.

Payless ShoeSource is the 2nd largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, offering a wide range of shoes and accessory items at affordable prices for every member of the family. The company’s mission is simple: Become the first choice for style and value in footwear and accessories for our customers. Payless has more than 2,500 stores in more than 30 countries and was founded in 1956 in Topeka, KS. where its global headquarters remains today.

Being located in Topeka, KS, facilitates easy travel to all parts of the country. And, Topeka enjoys close proximity to Kansas City and Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas, providing our Associates with multiple communities in which to reside.