Bargain Department Buyer

Bargain Department Buyer

Bargain Department Buyer

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Job Description

Sales - Full-time

Job Opening

Bargain Department Buyer


Reports to: Store Manager                               FLSA: Non-exempt

Department: Retail                                            Shift: Full-Time

Location: Kentwood                                          Pay Grade: R-2


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Order and purchase merchandise which is consistent with the mission and values of Baker Book House.
  • Negotiate prices, discount terms, and shipping arrangements with suppliers.
  • Create items and prepare purchase orders in store inventory system.
  • Submit purchase orders to supplier with appropriate discounts and terms
  • Research pricing and price competitively on online marketplaces and in-store.
  • Sticker, arrange, and display merchandise to promote sales.
  • Markdown product in a timely manner.
  • Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, cost breakouts, and department budget up to date.
  • Maintain good relationships with vendors, reps, and uphold a high level of product knowledge.
  • Watch for and recognize security risks and thefts and know how to prevent or handle these situations.
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, maintaining them over time.
  • Participate in team initiatives, meetings, internal and external events, and other assigned responsibilities.
  • Maintain department: merchandise, inventory, organization, cleaning, etc.

Other tasks not on this list may be assigned.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Customer and Personal Service ability to assess customer needs and provide outstanding customer service.
  • Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products.
  • Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • English Language & Mathematics The ability to understand and communicate information in both oral and written formats. Knowledge of basic mathematics and statistical analysis.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Tools & Technology Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and an ability to navigate e-mail, Point of Sale, Internet, database, and inventory management software.
  • Physical Qualifications – Must be able to stand for extended periods of time. Ability to lift, bend, and twist is required.
  • Job Requirements:

Education: High-School diploma or equivalency.

Experience: 1-2 years of previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for this occupation.

A knowledge the academic book market is a plus.


Our Mission at Baker Book House is to equip the church to live and grow in faith, guiding her to engage quality Christian books, products, and community.

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