Treasure Island Foods

Corporate Liquor Buyer


Chicago, IL


Full Time



Job Descriptions

  • In charge of purchasing and selecting products to be place on the shelves for all 7 locations
  • In charge in assuring the departments are fully stocked and well visualized the goal for the department.
  • Communicate and manage the vision of the organization/department and business needs to team and provide timely updates and information to team and team leaders.
  • Research business and marketplace trends, analyze competitor products and customer needs to increase the company’s share of total market.
  • Draw wise conclusions from financial reports and analysis. Understand critical issues and the patterns, trends and root causes.
  • Partner with all levels to form and train merchandising team as the needs of the business dictate including Store Manages/Team member and Other buyers
  • Manage financials including open-to-buy planning and total profit and loss in all areas of responsibility, includes managing pricing, inventory control, net margin, vendor profitability and total profitability.
  • Prepare and develop, plan and implement pricing strategies.
  • Manage the entire cycle of a product’s trend curve by making effective tactical and strategic merchandising and marketing decisions.
  • Strategically and appropriately plan and execute product assortment and manage the process of product evaluation and selection.
  • Maintain strong partnerships with existing vendors and proactively source new vendors/suppliers.
  • Troubleshoot irregularities with vendors and manage negotiations on key issues that include availability of new product, distribution of merchandise, timely deliveries, RTVs and vendor allowances.


  • 7 years of retail buying experience
  • Experience managing and working with multiple vendors
  • Experience managing/planning in retail business
  • Experience in logistics a plus
  • Able to lift 50lbs to assist department manager to organize and merchandise products
  • Demonstrated expert level skills and knowledge required in negotiating, measuring key performance indicators and financial analysis, including Retail math
  • Advanced level skills in MS Excel and Outlook
  • Appreciated previous titles: Buyer, Senior Merchandiser, Senior Buyer, Purchaser, Purchasing Manager



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