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COMPLETE Buyer, Merchandise - NSC

9 days ago


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NSC, NSC, United States   [ View map ]

Create a healthier, brighter future for pets, pet parents and people!

If you want to make a real difference, create an exciting career path, feel welcome to be your whole self and nurture your wellbeing, Petco is the place for you.

Our core values capture that spirit as we work to improve lives by doing what’s right for pets, people and our planet.

  • We love all pets like our own
  • We’re the future of the pet industry
  • We’re here to improve lives
  • We drive outstanding results together
  • We’re welcome as we are

Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and Petco partners. We are 29,000 strong, working together across 1,500+ pet care centers, 250+ Vetco Total Care hospitals, hundreds of preventive care clinics, eight distribution centers and two support centers.   

Job Description: As a Buyer, Merchandise for our merchandise team, you will play a vital role in driving our product assortment strategy and ensuring a compelling product offering across multiple sales channels, both online and in-store. Leveraging your expertise in procurement, market trends, and vendor relationships, you will contribute to maximizing sales, optimizing inventory management, and enhancing the overall customer experience. This role offers an exciting opportunity to influence our merchandise assortment and contribute to our company's success. This role will either report to the Manager, Merchandise or the Sr Manager, Merchandise.

Key Responsibilities:

Assortment Planning:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and execute a cohesive assortment strategy that aligns with company goals and customer preferences.
  • Analyze market trends, consumer insights, and sales data to identify growth opportunities and inform product selection.

Vendor Management and Negotiation:

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Negotiate favorable terms, pricing, and promotional support to achieve optimal buying conditions.
  • Monitor vendor performance and ensure compliance with agreements.

Product Selection and Procurement:

  • Curate a balanced assortment of products that cater to different customer segments and sales channels.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to source new products and maintain existing product lines.
  • Develop and execute purchase plans that align with demand forecasts and inventory targets.

Inventory Management:

  • Collaborate with inventory management teams to optimize stock levels and prevent stockouts or overstock situations.
  • Monitor product performance and take timely action to adjust inventory levels as needed.

Market Research and Analysis:

  • Stay informed about industry trends, competitor activities, and consumer preferences.
  • Analyze sales data and market insights to make informed recommendations for product assortment adjustments.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Work closely with marketing, e-commerce, and operations teams to ensure alignment of merchandise strategies with overall business objectives.
  • Communicate assortment plans, promotions, and product launches effectively.

Sales Forecasting:

  • Collaborate with demand planning teams to provide accurate sales forecasts and contribute to inventory planning efforts.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Merchandising, Supply Chain, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in merchandising (or other applicable roles), with a strong understanding of merchandise procurement.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and vendor relationship management.
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to interpret market trends and consumer behavior.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.


  • Competitive salary and performance-based incentives.
  • Opportunity to contribute to merchandise strategy and assortment planning.
  • Exposure to cross-functional collaboration and insights into various aspects of the retail industry.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, retirement plans, and employee discounts.

Note: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and the responsibilities outlined. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary based on business needs and organizational changes.


Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

The pay range(s) below are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

$75,100.00 - $112,600.00

/ year

Exact rate of pay will be based on position, location, and experience level. For a more detailed overview of Petco Total Rewards, including health and financial benefits, 401K, incentives, and PTO -see https://careers.petco.com/us/en/key-benefits

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