Buyer of Travel & Kids
Company: Hudson Group
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Grow With Us!
Hudson is North America's leading travel retailer. For over 30
years, Hudson has met the needs and wants of travelers in more than
1,000 duty-free, duty-paid, and food & beverage stores. We couldn't
serve our customers, landlords, and partners in airports, commuter
terminals, hotels, and casinos without the continued support of our
greatest assets: our team members. We're dedicated to hiring and
training exceptional team members, who are committed to serving the
customer as the Traveler's Best Friend. We strive to ensure we're
fulfilling our team members' career potentials through training,
skills-development, and career pathways - as our team members grow
and succeed both personally and professionally, so does Hudson.
The Buyer for Travel & Kids position is for you, if you would
Working with the SVP of Merchandising and VP of Specialty to curate
a strong portfolio of brands and concepts for inclusion in airport
stores as standalone or store-in-store applications.
A hybrid position based out of our office in East Rutherford,
Key Accountabilities - your team is counting on you as a Buyer for
Travel & Kids to:
Identify gaps in current portfolio and outline potential Brands or
Licensed concepts to fill gaps, expand portfolio across categories
and elevate retail offer for Hudson.
Identify Market Trends and attend market to identify new
opportunities with potential exclusivity to Hudson in Airports.
Build relationships with Brands, Brand Licensees and Specialty
retail (Inc. Regional).
Negotiate terms for Hudson including Margins, freight, returns,
swap-out and seasonal promotions including Associate incentives
Work to develop Regional specialty and assortment options.
Develop Calendar with each Brand or Vendor to ensure fresh
Schedule line reviews at least quarterly and include VP and
Activate Brands and Vendors on Vendor Portal, monitor process and
issue purchase orders.
Send purchase orders to all locations with tracking information,
timing and direction.
Work with Brand to develop Training and tools for Stores to elevate
awareness and sales.
Work with Brands and Brand Licensees to create visual and graphic
standards and share with Stores. Work with all parties to ensure
seamless and consistent execution in Stores.
Create Seasonal Promotions to drive incremental Sales
Work with VP, SVP and Business Development on assortments and
Brands for new RFP's.
Work with Operations to develop relationships and increase market
Work with Planners on monthly analysis. Provide summaries to
Buyer for Travel & Kids Required Qualifications:
Minimum of 10 years retail experience including Buying and
Specialty Brands oversight
Strong Communication Skills (including with international
Attention to detail
Consistent follow through with Vendors, Brands and Stores
Ability to work independantly as well as a part of a Team
Comfort with ambiguity and ability to adjust to business
Some of our Company-Offered Benefits & Perks Include:
Health & Well Being: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
Paid Time Off
Various Personal and Parental Leave Programs
Universal Life Insurance
Retirement Programs & Matching Employee Contributions: 401K &
20% off Hudson Employee Discount
Employee Recognition & Anniversary Programs
Training, Development, and Growth Opportunities
Tuition Assistance & Scholarship Programs
For additional information on our benefits, please visit:
Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all qualified
individuals. All employment decisions are made without regard to
age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national
origin, citizenship, disability, military leave or veteran status,
genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable
federal, state or local law. We are committed to creating an
inclusive workplace in which we value diversity and unique
experiences, backgrounds and identities.
All offers are contingent upon successful completion and passing of
background checks and/or employment verification results.
Note to Staffing Agencies: Please do not directly contact Hudson
hiring managers regarding candidates for our positions. If
assistance is needed in filling any position for Hudson, a member
of the talent team will reach out directly vetted agency
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