Requisition Number 11334
City Union

Assistant Buyer


Christmas Tree Shops is growing and so is our need for talented Assistant Buyers. We offer a distinctive, fast paced and dynamic retail environment where you can truly make a difference and have a very real opportunity to grow your career! If you are looking for a retail growth company that values both it’s people and it’s customers, and has a winning track record, and even brighter future, your search is over! You’ve discovered Christmas Tree Shops! We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package

Essential Functions:

  • Work under the direct supervision of the Buyer or Associate Buyer.
  • Responsible for providing support to members of the Buying Staff.
  • Responsible for developing a working knowledge of the buying function including merchandise selection, negotiating, pricing, and planning and marketing merchandise.
  • Assist in all administrative functions to support the Buyers.
  • Communicate with Product Development, Marketing Department, Stores and vendors to provide information and problem solve.
  • Assist in planning/coordination of availability of products for advertising and promotion.
  • Assist the Buyer in assortment and category planning.
  • Travel to store locations to review product mix, gather feedback, and share information with the buying team.
  • Occasional market travel: visiting vendors, attending trade shows, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree in retail, fashion or marketing preferred.
  • Prior experience as a Buyer or Assistant Buyer with a specialty, discount or department store retailer.
  • Must be articulate, assertive and have excellent communication skills.
  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize work effectively with a high sense of urgency.
  • Strong math skills; ability to analyze sales and product statistics to support effective merchandising decisions.
  • Must be able to build effective working relationships with vendors and colleagues.
  • Strong computer skills; MS Excel and MS Word experience desired.