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The Signature Line Buyer / Receiver’s (the “SLBR”) job is to manage TLE’s Signature Line of products. This person is a keystone employee that we depend on to stock our stores with our signature line as well as receive wholesale stock. The SLBR is a consummate team player a consistent communicator and cool under pressure. This position reports to the Lead Curator Merchandiser but also works closely with the Lead Designer, the Portland Retail Manager and Portland Airport Manager, the Website Manager, and all the suppliers we use to create the product. The SLBR also manages the Silkscreen Manager and Signature Line Assistant.
Signature Line Product Management
The SLBR is responsible for assessing TLE’s Signature Line product needs. This person works with our various suppliers, printers and designers to ensure that the quantities of products ordered are adequate to fill the needs of each retail store, TLE’s website business and wholesale businesses. The SLBR uses historical sales data, current stock levels and projected sales to accurately predict the stock needed of each individual product, and works with the designer and the LCM to assess products that are selling well/poorly and make recommendations as to the future direction of the signature line based on data, feedback from stores and margin. The SLBR also manages TLE’s silkscreen manager and ensures that the correct amount of product arrives on time.
Airport/Signature Line Product Receiving
The SLBR is responsible for receiving all signature line and PDX airport inventory at HQ. They are responsible for assessing the quality of the product ordered, the quantity ordered and other factors. They are also responsible for doing signature line inventory counts on a quarterly basis and weekly spot checks.
Signature Line Buying Tasks
Please submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “SIGNATURE LINE BUYER / RECEIVER" 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. Our 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. We've expanded from our humble beginnings as a mom and pop operation in a tiny out-of-the-way location to a thriving multi-vertical company that employs 20 people via 3 Portland retail stores: downtown (in the West End), on SE Hawthorne, and on NW 23rd. We also have an ecommerce website, a line of signature products and an internationally distributed record label.