Position Listing #19-17

Associate Buyer

Lawn & Garden

Orscheln Farm and Home Office

Moberly, MO



The Associate Buyer (Lawn & Garden) is responsible for supporting the Buyer in all aspects of developing, communicating, and executing the strategic business plans inside the Lawn & Garden Department. In this position the individual will learn the buying and related processes. This position is designed to help prepare an individual for a Buyer position. Position reports to Buyer(s).



  • Reports to assigned Buyer and assists in the achievement of the budget metrics – sales, gross margin $$ and %, turns, as well as vendor support/rebate dollars.
  • Works with the Buyer to manage, execute, and communicate the line review process.
  • Supports the Buyer with product analysis for events and promotions.
  • Maintains the day to day management of assigned categories.
  • Communicates and executes the assortment building plans and planograms.
  • Executes all details of the advertising plan, entering promos, proofing ads and point of contact for product details.
  • Works with Inventory management and Marketing on assigned lines.
  • Negotiates costs, scan backs, and buy backs with vendors in conjunction with the Buyer.
  • Aids in executing the test programs including detailed analysis.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Negotiation skills, analytical skills, problem solving skills.
  • Self-starter – ability to work independently.
  • Good communication skills with stores and vendors.
  • Computer skills using Microsoft office applications.
  • Motivated to improve company results.
  • Team player in a fast-paced environment.
  • Travel required.

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