Assistant Buyer In Florida’s East Division Office

St. Petersburg, FL

Assistant Buyer

Dillard’s Department Store, Inc., one of the foremost names in Department Store retailing has an exceptional career opportunity available for a talented professional to join our fashion buying team in our Division office located in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida.

Work in a fast paced buying office environment for a major retail department store. An assistant buyer will monitor sales, inventory levels, trends, profitability and work closely with the buying staff and management to initiate the best direction for the product distribution within the Dillard’s East region stores. The position is at the buying office located above the Dillard’s store at Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg, Florida.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package with medical / dental coverage, a retirement plan and generous merchandise discounts.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants may apply directly thru this link.

–Qualified candidates will be contacted for conducting an initial ZOOM meeting or a live, on-site interview. Candidates agree to be available for either type of interview and agree to arrange travel independently when applying for this position.–

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CURRENT DILLARD’S EMPLOYEES: Employees must speak with store manager and district manager for permission PRIOR to applying for this position.
—Once you have been given permission to apply, you must state that you have permission in a cover letter. Otherwise, the application will not be considered—


  • Support management with data and analysis. Work closely with an assigned buyer on all financial recaps and ensure the buyer is able to maximize the effectiveness of all reporting. Reports include monitoring sales, tracking orders, review sales to stock ratio and analyzing trends.
  • Work in tandem with a buyer to manage the vendor performance in order to achieve all financial goals.
  • Manages vendor performance and assist merchants in evaluating issues and opportunities.
  • Review replenishment by door to maximize product performance and minimizing liabilities.
  • Develop relationships with vendors to optimize brand names and fashion at Dillard’s
  • Professionally communicate with high level executives from within the Dillard’s organization and with our vendor partners.
  • Prepare all marketing and advertising proposals related to the assigned buyer. Review and analyze advertising results.
  • The position requires some travel; however, the next level as buyer requires heavy travel.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A great entrepreneurial spirit is a plus
  • Have a strong business analytical and math skills


  • 1 Year


  • Retail product development background or strong area of studies
  • Strong history of prior employment or field experience
  • Finance background or strong area of studies
  • Market trend prediction skills
  • Fashion as a passion motto

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