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Associate Buyer, Fine Wine

Company: Total Wine
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Associate Buyer

Total Wine & More

Bethesda, MD

About the Role

We are looking for an Associate Buyer to join our Fine Wine Buying team and work at our corporate office in Bethesda, Maryland. You will guide sales and margins for select categories of the wine business, and ensure that the category metrics are planned and tracked for measurement and action plans. You will help build assortment planning, brand building and inventory management to help ensure that the selection remains the best in the industry. You will also manage the placement of orders into the warehouse, and build relationships with suppliers and internal partners. You will work with the promotions and pricing team to meet the customer's demands, and supply chain team to ensure proper inventories. You will report to the Director of Fine Wine.

You will

  • Guide product development process; sampling, branding review, pricing and volume planning
  • Guide order creation and management process; item set-up, ongoing item maintenance, compliance and supply-side guidance
  • Daily supplier management, inventory tracking, and reporting
  • Conduct relevant business analysis, build chain-wide assortment plans by store allocations and guide financial plan
  • Weekly category analysis, metrics, business review, and internal reporting
  • Provide recommendations for increasing sales on highly allocated, limited release Wines
  • Help create brand-specific marketing content and sales-support materials
  • Promote educational opportunities and in-store events with suppliers that create a positive customer experience.
  • Travel to stores as requested

You will come with

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3+ years of experience with retail product buying or category management
  • Experience with Supplier Management including product development, ordering, and inventory planning
  • Experience consulting partners, staff and suppliers
  • Experience analyzing data using Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets)

We offer

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Generous store discounts
  • Health care plans (medical, prescription, dental, vision)
  • 401(k), HSA, FSA, Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Disability & life insurance coverage
  • Paid parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Critical illness and accident insurance
  • Discounted home and auto insurance
  • College tuition assistance
  • Career development & product training
  • Consumer classes
  • & More!

Grow with us

Total Wine & More is the country's largest independent retailer of fine wine, beer and spirits, and we continue to grow our footprint year over year. Total Wine offers exciting and unique career opportunities across the country and in our corporate office. Our strength is our people. We have a commitment to training and career growth, all in an environment that values new ideas and teamwork. If you share our entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for providing best-in-class customer experience, take a moment to apply or learn more at!

Total Wine & More considers several factors when establishing compensation. Estimated salaries determined by third parties have not been validated by Total Wine & More.Total Wine & More is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Total Wine & More makes reasonable accommodations during all aspects of the employment process, including during the interview process. Total Wine & More is a Drug Free Workplace.

The information provided above indicates the general nature and level of work required of the position and is not a comprehensive list of all responsibilities or qualifications. Benefits list is only a highlight of some of the benefits offered to team members; eligibility for certain benefits apply.

Keywords: Total Wine, Bethesda , Associate Buyer, Fine Wine, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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