Nordstrom Assistant Buy Planner - Women's Sunglasses & Trend Accessories in Seattle, Washington

We are a specialty retailer offering the very best of what’s next in fashion for men, women and children since 1901.


All the hot fashion found in our Nordstrom stores, at the Rack and online comes through our Seattle-based Nordstrom Merchandising Group. These fashion-savvy trendsetters work together to make sure we have the right merchandise in the right place at the right time. They keep our customers coming back for more!

A day in the life…

The ideal interim coverage assistant buy planner is analytical, motivated, results oriented, able to view the business through the lens of the customer. They are able to flex their business acumen to support various businesses on an interim basis and able to immediately contribute.

  • Develop an understanding of the needs, wants and expectations of the customer

  • Partner with assistant buyer on market preparation

  • Execute the buy through optimally distributing product to maximize regular price sell-through

  • Drive size profiling and optimization

  • Drive inventory management in season, including creation and allocation of orders and re-orders

  • Be a student of the business regarding effective analysis and decision making to improve department performance

  • Partner with assistant buyer to improve the depth and precision of location-level inventory content

  • Analyze location sales and inventory reports and make callouts on stores that are consistently over or under inventory target

  • Contribute to business reviews to determine how specific actions impact overall department results

You own this if you have…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising or related field preferred

  • Experience in retail merchandise planning or analysis required

  • Experience supporting a high sales volume category (high SKU count, heavy seasonality, high revenue ($20M )) preferred

  • Experience in a relevant merchandise category preferred

  • Demonstrated understanding of retail and the service environment of Nordstrom required

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite required

  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills required

**We’ve got you covered…

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision and dental coverage, a fabulous merchandise discount, an employer-matched 401(k) plan, a profit-sharing plan and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse environment.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work employees can expect within this particular job classification. It is certainly not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required for this job.

Job: *Nordstrom Merchandising Group (NMG)

Title: Assistant Buy Planner - Women's Sunglasses & Trend Accessories

Location: Washington-Seattle

Requisition ID: 313797