PB CAREERS: Shopko – Senior Buyer – Home Decor

Shopko – Senior Buyer – Home Decor
Job Description:

Shopko is growing and we are looking for talented merchants to fill the Senior Buyer-Home Decor opportunity in the Home Division. Let Shopko help you grow in the career that you have been looking for.

The ideal candidate for a Senior Buyer position at Shopko is a visionary who will drive the sales and margin performance to plan, maintain product integrity from a product development perspective, merchandise selection, vendor relations, negotiations, and advertising. These positions will be responsible for a moderate to high dollar volume with multi-store buying experience. To be successful, the candidates will possess strong product development skills and strong financial acumen skills. A leader who functions well in a team environment and has experience in building a strong team is a must to succeed in this position.

Company Profile:
Shopko has been providing name brand & value apparel, home decor, family basics, and seasonal merchandise along with pharmacy and optometric services for nearly 50 years.

In early 2012 we announced a merger, growing Shopko to a $3 Billion company with almost 19,000 teammates. Now we are able to reach more customers in more states than ever before. We have nearly 350 stores in 21 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, Pacific Northwest, and Southern regions. Shopko continues to grow, while still maintaining a hometown feel in our small to mid-sized city markets.


  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Buyer
  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • High Performance individual
  • Computer/System Competence
  • Ability to establish plans, manage execution and drive for results
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to succeed in a team environment

Shopko offers a professional team-oriented work environment, career advancement opportunities, competitive wages, & a comprehensive benefits package. Teammates who love working for Shopko like our entrepreneurial-spirited culture, lean organizational structure, and ability to move quickly in the marketplace. We’re large enough to provide great resources & build good vendor relationships, yet small enough to be flexible and listen to our teammates’ ideas.

City: Green Bay
Position Type:Regular

Category: Merchandising\Individuals interested in this opportunity should submit a candidate profile at www.shopko.com/careers

Shopko is an Equal Opportunity Employer functioning under an Affirmative Action Plan m/f/d/v.

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Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.