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Job Details

Retail Buyer

Employer

Tokyo Express

Date Posted

June 23, 2021

Languages

English
  • Location Edmonton, AB
  • Earnings $29.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 35 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1  Vacancy
  • Closing Date Aug 19, 2021
Job Requirements

Employer

Tokyo Express

Languages

English

Education

Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Experience

2 years to less than 3 years

Business Equipment and Computer Applications

  • Spreadsheet
  • MS Word
  • MS Outlook

Work Setting

Retail business

Specific Skills

  • Select and purchase merchandise for resale
  • Oversee distribution of merchandise to outlets
  • Negotiate prices, discounts, credit terms and transportation arrangements with suppliers
  • Maintain adequate stock levels
  • Establish and maintain contact with suppliers
  • Review requirements of establishment and determine quantity and type of merchandise to purchase
  • Study market reports, trade periodicals and sales promotion materials and visit trade shows, showrooms, factories and product design events

Security and Safety

  • Criminal record check
  • Valid passport

Own Tools/Equipment

  • Computer
  • Cellular phone

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Willing to travel
  • Willing to travel regularly
  • Travel expenses paid by employer

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Work under pressure
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Tight deadlines

Ability to Supervise

1 to 2 people

Work Location Information

  • Various locations
  • Willing to relocate

Specialization/Experience (Business sales and services)

  • Product selection
  • Pricing
  • Negotiation
  • Market analysis
  • Buying

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Accurate
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Client focus
  • Judgement
  • Organized

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

Aug 19, 2021

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Retail Buyer is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Retail and Wholesale Buyers
METHODICAL

Interest in co-ordinating information to study market reports, trade periodicals and sales promotion materials; and in visiting trade shows, showrooms, factories and product design events

SOCIAL

Interest in negotiating prices, discounts, credit terms and transportation arrangements when interviewing suppliers

directive

Interest in overseeing distribution of merchandise to outlets, in maintaining adequate levels of stock and in supervising the work of other retail buyers

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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