Assistant Buyer

McGee & Co., Lehi, UT

The Assistant Buyer will support the Buyer & Planning Manager related to commerce operations ranging from McGee & Co online, McGee & Co. California and new brick and mortar ventures. The Assistant Buyer will assist in determining buy quantities, price negotiation, costing, and purchasing decisions of the Merchandising Department. The Assistant Buyer will manage formal communication i.e. purchase orders and changes thereon to the vendor community.


  • Responsible for managing and updating internal systems in regards to product information (i.e. product cost, pricing, backorder dates, availability status, and MAP policies)

  • Purchase order management including vendor set up, creation, revisions, maintenance, cancellations, and tracking

  • Prepare and analyze reports on product performance and make recommendations on reorders

  • Communicate with fulfillment team on PO receiving, vendor quality issues, vendor RTVs, and seasonal launches

  • Establish positive vendor relationships to obtain the best pricing and terms possible

  • Complete regular competitor analysis to recommend pricing and identify assortment opportunities


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • One or more years of experience in merchandising role (eCommerce experience a plus)

  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills

  • Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers and cross-functional teams

  • Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to foster a positive and motivating work environment, encouraging feedback and innovation

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines


  • Results Orientation: demonstrates the ability to consistently deliver business results by meeting deadlines and achieving goals

  • Communication: effectively conveys information and ideas in concise and meaningful exchanges through written and verbal communication

  • Teamwork/Collaboration: effectively develops relationships and encourages idea-sharing that facilitates the accomplishment of goals

  • Initiative: proactively seeks opportunities to work outside of job scope to assist the department or cross-functional team and demonstrates the ability to go beyond what is required to achieve goals

  • Personal Adaptability: demonstrates the ability to embrace change and effectively adjusts to new or altered processes within the business environment

Job Type: Full-time


  • Buying: 2 years (Preferred)