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Mercantile Portland

Retail Fashion Buyer


Mercantile Portland

Mercantile Portland offers women's designer, contemporary and denim collections, together with jewelry and accessories. Whether you are shopping for the contemporary, sophisticated, or classic, you will undoubtedly discover something special at Mercantile.

Position overview

Summary: Manage all performance objectives for your department(s): Sales goals, Margin, Markdowns, Merchandising, Open-to-buy, Turns, etc. • Possess a deep knowledge of all key performance measures of your department: Initial Markup, Maintained Markup, O-t-B, Turns, Markdowns, Gross Margin Return on Investment, Sell-through. • Buys reflect Mercantile brand and customer needs • Promote your department to sales staff. Conduct regular meetings to improve product knowledge and excitement for your buys. • Promote your department through store events and trunk shows. • Develop collaborative relationships with vendors: leverage product trades, favorable terms, marketing support, etc. • Represent Mercantile at tradeshows and showrooms with professionalism • Develop your client book to maintain active knowledge of and presence on the sales floor. • Participate in physical inventories • Achieve department sales goals


• At least 3 years experience buying fashion. Preferably, high-end lines similar to those we carry. • A passion for fashion • Goal driven • Detail oriented • Customer service focus


• Medical, vision and alternative care insurance • Generous merchandise discount • Performance Bonuses • Paid time off • Flexible Spending Account • 401(k) • Generous Commission on personal sales • Flexible schedule