Buyer / Retail Sales
Australia's oldest board game chain is seeking an experienced Buyer / Retail Sales Assistant for their flagship store centrally located in Melbourne's CBD.
Mind Games has the biggest and best range of board games, puzzles and novelties spread over two levels.
We focus on fun and engaging products for the whole family and we pride ourselves on our expert knowledge on all things games related and are always one step ahead of the trends.
We are looking for someone who is friendly, passionate about their work, creative, motivated, hard-working with a positive “can do” attitude.
Your role will be responsible for ordering the latest releases and customer orders whilst keeping stock levels of core items in stock.
This will include product and purchase order creation via spreadsheets and cloud based stock control system and online store.
Customer engagement via website and social media updates.
Regular retail assistant shifts to familiarise yourself with customer demand and product trends.
Identify and monitor industry/market trends for board games, miniatures, RPGs, TCGs, puzzles, novelties.
Actively search out the newest products and liasing with existing suppliers whilst seeking out new supply channels.
Be quick to introduce new hot products into the market
Plan, select and purchase the range of products that meets our customer's needs, while remaining competitive in the marketplace.
Sourcing new and existing products based on customer demand.
Review of pricing in store and our website as well as marketplaces.
Liaise with internal sales team and CEO on range, trends and merchandising requirements.
Attend trade shows both domestically and potentially overseas.
Regular analysis of sales data to determine products to reorder or discontinue and apply discounts.
Ensure new product listings are created and recorded appropriately in the database and are active in store and on the website for preorders.
Liase with suppliers for marketing purposes, creation of social media posts and website posts, so customers are kept engaged with product releases.
Proactively propose improvements to current processes, thinking critically, challenging yourself and others.
Regular retail shifts required in-store to focus on product lines and trends, customer demand, staff suggestions and marketing opportunities.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
At least 2+ years buying, sourcing or logistics experience in any of the following: board games or toys, home or gift ideas, promotional merchandise, apparel, electronics, outdoor accessories or similar.
Buying and sourcing experience both domestically and/or internationally.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
Toys/Games/Gift industry experience highly desirable.
Understanding of retail trends
Excellent excel and customising database skills for product/ PO creation, and reporting.
You must have both a valid driver’s licence and ability to work both in the Northern Suburbs and Melbourne CBD.
Being part of our Mind Games family means you also gain:
Two great working locations, office work in Northern Suburbs and Central Melbourne CBD location. Flexible hours between each location.
Fun, friendly and supportive team and work environment.
Great industry to work in, buying and selling fun and engaging products.
Staff discounts on all products.
Opportunity for growth as the business grows.
Travel opportunities to domestic and international trade shows.
Fast paced but flexible work environment.
Training will commence immediately. Salary negotiable depending on the candidate.
If you want a successful career in a busy environment in a fun and exciting retail industry then don't wait any longer, apply today!