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Tender Loving Empire, a growing specialty retail company with great opportunities for future career development, is hiring a Wholesale Buyer for their Portland Oregon headquarters. This person reports directly to the leadership team. The WB buys all the wholesale products we sell in our stores and makes sure they are received, tagged and distributed to our stores in a timely fashion.
The WB is responsible for executing the wholesale buying plan. It is their job to assess the actual product quantity needs for each store and to order from the vendor accordingly. The WB uses historical sales data, current stock levels and projected sales to accurately predict the stock needed of each individual product in each individual store. This person will negotiate favorable yet fair terms with each vendor. The WB is outgoing, passionate, detail oriented and has a keen focus on connecting TLE’s needs with that of each vendor, keeping good relationships with vendors, and sending thank you, get well, birthday cards often to each vendor. The WB will communicate payment terms with the bookkeeper to be sure invoices are paid at the appropriate times.
The WB will take part in quarterly inventory counts in conjunction with the store managers.
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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.