BECOME A RETAIL BUYER IN YOUR NEW CAREER WITH YOUR MENTOR AS YOUR MAJOR GUIDE
You can become a retail buyer by learning from your mentor, Marcus, all the requirements of the various roles in a retail organization. Compare your skills to those required in retail and fill in gaps for a successful transition.
The experience and insight of a qualified retail mentor goes a long way in helping you take the next steps towards accomplishing your goals in the retail industry. Marcus is the mentor to help you capture one of the retail buyer jobs or a related field in retail.
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RETAIL BUYER. RETAIL MANAGER
Waldorf, MD and Bentonville, AR
Hourly: Phone / Skype/Zoom
$300 Half, $500 Full, $1,500 Multiple Days
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Marcus Walker has over 25 years of experience working, supervising and managing retail operations of varying sizes and scopes. His goal is to become a retail executive and mentor to provide clearer paths for newer retail professionals. With this clearer path forward, Marcus hopes to remove the negative stigma of retail being a dead-end career.
As a retail supervisor and manager, Marcus has had various responsibilities and accomplishments:
Responsible for several new location openings and the subsequent need to drive new sales and traffic into these locations.
Has supervised and managed staff levels as high as 25 employees.
The locations that he has held management positions have sales in the range of $100-$200M annually.
He was able to drive sales in a key department from a projection of $3M to over $10M in 6 months. This effort led to a strong increase in foot traffic with the main building also driving store annual sales projection upward.
As an assistant buyer and buyer, Marcus is responsible for over $500M in sales, $35M in inventory, and shrink and reduction targets in a region that stretched from Virginia to New England. In one category, he was able to reduce shrink and spoils from 2% of sales down to just under 1% (or $5 Million in savings) in 18 months.
Marcus has strategically purchased and developed hundreds of items responsible for millions in sales. He can help you become a retail buyer or learn more about retail operations.
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WANT TO BECOME A RETAIL BUYER OR TRANSITION TO RETAIL? I CAN HELP
You are in the right place. I want to be able to provide you with a better understanding of the retail environment and the skills and qualifications desired for those wanting to evaluate a career path in retail.
I’ll give you a little more information about me.
I have enjoyed delivering customer satisfaction with creative item selection and development that led to strong financial results year after year. As an exceptional communicator, I also have strong negotiation skills, exceptional problem-solving abilities, and a keen customer needs assessment aptitude.
AREAS WE CAN DISCUSS REGARDING THE RETAIL SECTOR
Thanks for your interest in learning about retail operations and how you may fit it. We can address some of the common areas as well as those unique situations. Some of the areas we can discuss are:
Evaluate your work experience and skill set, including interpersonal skills.
Identify your current understanding of retail and your ultimate goal. When working in retail stores, do you want to increase your knowledge of job training for retail sales, entry-level positions, trainee buyer, assistant buyer, senior buyer, supply manager, or even a role in retail management?
What are the formal qualifications of successful retail buyers?
Do you need a minimum of a high school diploma?
Is a bachelor's degree required?
How beneficial is a university degree in business administration?
Are you a recent grad or even a student and want to talk about the entry requirements in a retail outlet?
Do you have previous retail experience but want to shift to become a retail buyer?
What is the current demand for employment of retail buyers?
What are the current trends and future trends in store management?
Where should I live for this career? Remote opportunities?
How does a retail buyer role transition into other buyer roles outside of retail?
What’s the salary range? Bonus structure? Average benefits package? Advancement potential?
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH ME TO BECOME A RETAIL BUYER
Here are a few thoughts on how I can assist you in your evaluation of working in retail chains.
I have more than 25 years of experience working in retail merchandising.
I can help you understand the role of a retail buyer and employment opportunities.
I want you to succeed in your transition to retail.
I want to set you on a great path from entry level retail to Buyer level within most retail organizations.
I want to set you on a great path from entry level retail to management level within most retail organizations.
TIME FOR ACTION
I enjoy my career and would like to share my insight with you. Let's talk for an hour so I can give you the information you desire to make the decisions to build your future perhaps to become a retail buyer.
The first step is an easy one! Send in the reservation form by clicking on the button below and I will contact you to arrange an agreeable date and time.
Looking forward to talking with you.
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