Nordstrom Assistant Buyer - Rack - Big Kids 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 assistant buyer is analytical, results-oriented and views the business through the lens of the customer.

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

  • Build an understanding of the market and competitors in their category

  • Establish a clear understanding of the seasonal department merchandise strategy

  • Partner with assistant buy planner on market preparation

  • Contribute to negotiations of exclusive offerings, terms, pricing, vendor funded markdowns, return-to-vendor agreements, drop-ship programs, co-op, etc.

  • Function as liaison to online and/or stores as assigned; including effective communication of the selling agenda

  • Contribute to inventory management in season; including driving markdowns and exit strategy

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

  • Collaborate with, and respond with a sense of urgency to regional merchandisers regarding customer needs

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

  • Participate in business reviews to develop greater understanding of how specific actions impact overall department results

You own this if you have...

  • Bachelor's degree in Merchandising or equivalent work experience

  • Experience in retail merchandising, 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

Qualified candidates must be able to work in our Seattle Headquarters location.

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 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 Buyer - Rack - Big Kids

Location: Washington-Seattle

Requisition ID: 343473