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Tender Loving Empire, a growing specialty retail company with great career opportunities for future development, is hiring a buyer for their Portland, Oregon headquarters. This person will join our buying team and report directly to the Lead Curator. They will be buying products for all retail locations.
Buyers are responsible for executing the buying plan as directed by the Lead Curator. It is their job to assess product quantity needs for each store and to order from vendors accordingly. They use historical sales data, current stock levels and projected sales data to accurately predict stock needs. This person will negotiate favorable yet fair terms with vendors. Our buyers are friendly, passionate, detail-oriented and have a keen focus on connecting TLE’s needs with that of each vendor, while maintaining positive vendor relationships. Buyers are responsible for managing large budgets and ensuring the accuracy of invoices for the accounting department.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Please submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “BUYER” as the subject line and include the following:
About Tender Loving Empire:
Tender Loving Empire (TLE) was founded by Jared and Brianne Mees in 2006 in Portland Oregon. TLE’s goal is and has always been to make connections with visual artists, designers, musicians and craftspeople—and then connect them to new fans, and listeners. TLE has expanded from its humble beginnings as a mom and pop operation to a thriving multi-vertical company that employs 40+ people via four Portland retail stores: downtown (in the West End), on SE Hawthorne, on NW 23rd Ave, and at Portland International Airport. They also have an e-commerce website, a line of signature products and an internationally distributed record label.