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Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:54 AM

Job Description:/h3:
International Buyer, Product Developer : Home Accent Decor and Furnishings
Leading home décor company is seeking an International Buyer to purchase and develop products according to sales results and trend demands. The candidate should possess a strong background in purchasing and product development. The position is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Essential Functions:
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Select and develop new product concepts that align with sales and brand requirements.
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Negotiate with suppliers to attain acceptable quality, price, payment terms, and delivery.
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International travel approximately five times a year for 10:15 days per buying trip. Occasional domestic travel required as needed
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Manage information across functions working with inventory planning, logistics, creative, sales, and merchandising teams to insure deadlines and tasks are successfully met.
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Daily correspondence with international vendors and colleagues.
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Perform competitive awareness and market research to enhance product knowledge.
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Analyze sales reports and product performance to influence future purchasing decisions.
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Manage development process from initial sketch and conception to the final prototype approval.
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Establish and maintain strong relationships with existing suppliers. Source and develop new vendor opportunities.
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Possess creativity for modifying and designing new product
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Coordinate purchasing strategies and buying decisions with other members of internal buying team.
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Promote and support company policies, procedures, mission, values, and interests.
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Identify and research emerging home and fashion trends, color palettes, patterns and styles.
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Collaborate with designers and act as project manager for licensing programs.
Job Requirements:
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5:7 years experience in product development/buying in the home décor industry.
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College degree or equivalent experience.
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Possess creativity along with the eye for color and design.
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A team player with a demonstrated ability to problem solve and partner with others.
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Strong verbal and written communication skills.
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Knowledge of competition for increased awareness of trends, price point, and marketplace.
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Computer proficiency in MS Office and high competency in Excel is required.
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Strong negotiating skills and ability to challenge vendors for aggressive price targets.
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Detail oriented and organized with ability to maintain flexibility.
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Able and willing to travel extensively abroad and domestic as needed.

Personal Skills Needed:

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Ability to take a proactive approach to overcome challenges and achieve results.
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Versatile, tenacious and results oriented.
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Creative and innovative thinker : must have product development abilities
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Proven appreciation of customer service expectation and cost demands of business.
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Business and financial acumen.
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Sets priorities taking into account short and long terms business needs.
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Passionate about Home Décor and/or Fashion trends

PLEASE STATE SALARY EXPECTATION IN COVER LETTER.

Company Description:/h3:
The company got its start when Al and Berrin Bulak 3;began importing copper flower containers in 1984. 3;With some perseverance and a little elbow grease, 3;the company is now recognized as one of the top 3;US importers to the industry. Still family owned, we 3;now encompass nearly 200 full:time employees and 3;a 500,000 square foot distribution facility, with 3;product in 20 showrooms worldwide.
Our buyers source product from twelve countries around the globe. They travel extensively to find the best artisans and 3;factories around to exceed your expectations. Spanning product categories from accent furniture, to lighting, wall decor 3;and accessories, our selection is designed with the end customer in mind. Our designers and buyers work together to 3;translate trends into creative, tasteful, fashion:forward prod

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