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Cracker Barrel Assistant Buyer in Lebanon, Tennessee

Overview

At Cracker Barrel, our mission is Pleasing People. This is evident from the moment you walk through our doors, with the first smile that greets you, from the items in our retail store to the food on the table, we welcome you home!

In this role, you will ensure efficient flow of daily operations. You will be responsible for meeting timelines/deadlines in making sure all merchandise is set-up and ordered for delivery receipt within a specified time frame as well as providing support and follow-through for the Director of Merchandise, Sr. Buyer, and Buyer.

Responsibility

· Responsible for the vendor set-up process, including the Vendor Insurance program. Processes all new items to be entered in Retek Merchandise System. Creates purchase orders for approved items and verifies receipt of purchase orders. Ensures product integrity by scanning and approving barcodes prior to shipment. Maintains SKU file for accuracy. Responsible for cost and retail price changes. Assists in coordinating priority shipping of new product with the Distribution Center. Communicates shipping information with respect to potential delays, or problems with the shipment to the Merchandising Team.

· Initiates sample requests from vendors. Orders and tracks samples for the model store. Approves pre-production samples. Ensures all model store samples are received by scheduled date. Prepares incoming submittals for the Buyer’s review. Unpacks and sets up all product samples. Returns samples to vendor upon request.

· Communicates with cross functional teams in Visual, Planning, Allocations, Supply Chain, Guest Relations and Operations. Initiates and manages external communications with the vendor community (domestic and international) regarding various issues including product samples, shipping, changes to original plans, packaging, pricing and meeting schedules. Responsible for answering communication to stores regarding product questions.

· Provides support to the Director of Merchandise, Sr. Buyer, Buyer, and Associate Buyer, which can include assisting with vendor product meetings, helping curate and build new assortment buys, submitting ideas for new product sets. Provides assistance to the VP/GMM as needed. Receives and answers calls, types and distributes letters, memos and other communications, faxes, files, copies, etc.

· Completes special projects and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Experience and Education

• High school diploma. Bachelor's degree preferred.

• 2-3 years of merchandising or retail experience preferred.

• Strong oral and written communication skills.

• Basic computer skills.

• Strong organizational and prioritizing skills.

Work Environment

This is a hybrid role, in office 3 days per week

NOTE: Racism, either overt or perpetuated through unconscious bias, has no place at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, and both our Mission and People Promise are firmly rooted in the principle of valuing what everyone brings to the table. Our employees work hard to ensure that our brand, which is grounded in genuine hospitality and nostalgia, represents only what is good about those things. While our décor and food may harken back to earlier times, our inclusive culture and beliefs about equality and diversity do not.

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In compliance with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or any other class expressly protected by law. Qualified applicants are considered for employment according to the laws of the respective state of employment. If you feel this policy has been violated, you may report such instances to the Employee Relations Department online ( http://www.crackerbarrel.com/contact-us/employee/ ) or toll free at 1 800-333-9566.

Cracker Barrel does not unlawfully discriminate in hiring. If you are interested in applying for a position and need a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact (1-800-333-9566) so that we can work with you to reasonably accommodate you. Note that individuals who have any hearing impairment will be reasonably accommodated in the application process.

City/State US-TN-Lebanon

Location 307 Hartmann Drive

Category Home Office

Address Home Office

Location : Postal Code 37087

In compliance with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or any other class expressly protected by law. Qualified applicants are considered for employment according to the laws of the respective state of employment. If you feel this policy has been violated, you may report such instances to the Employee Relations Department online (http://www.crackerbarrel.com/contact-us/employee/ ) or toll free at 1 800-333-9566.

Cracker Barrel does not unlawfully discriminate in hiring. If you are interested in applying for a position and need a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact (1-800-333-9566) so that we can work with you to reasonably accommodate you. Note that individuals who have any hearing impairment will be reasonably accommodated in the application process.

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