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Omni Buying / Digital Merchandising

Macy’s Omni Buying and Digital Merchandising team has a high acumen for products and trends and drives relationships with vendors in the marketplace. This team maximizes sales and gross margin for each product category both in-store and at macys.com by identifying, procuring, and assorting the products that their customer demands. The Buying and Digital Merchandising team is comprised of two important roles: Omni Buyers and Digital Merchants.

A Day in the Life

Identifying the latest trends and managing the merchandise assortment through all of our channels, from stores to e-commerce, is incredibly dynamic. Typical, boring days are few and far between. Check out how a day might go for you as a member of the Merchant Buying team.

Are you a buyer or a planner?

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Locations and Start Dates

Our Omni Buying and Digital Merchandising Executive Development Program is offered at our corporate offices in New York City. Programs start throughout the year based on business need.

Training

During this 10-week training program you will experience a blended learning environment. You will attend structured classes focused on both professional development and business acumen. You will also be assigned to a merchant team and have the opportunity to apply your learning in a real, multi-million dollar, business environment. You’ll have many chances to interact with senior executives, business partners, and EDP alumni to gain greater insight into the company culture and career paths available to you in our dynamic organization. Upon completion of the program, you will be assigned to a team as an Omni Assistant Buyer or Digital Assistant Merchant. Beyond the Executive Development Program, you will continually have exposure to new learning opportunities and leadership development.

Impact

As a member of the Omni Buying and Digital Merchandising team, you'll be directly responsible for the merchandise assortment offered at every Macy’s department store across the country as well as macys.com. Through the Omni Buying / Digital Merchandising Executive Development Program, you will build expertise in identifying and capturing product and market trends, consumer-focused analysis, strategic assortment planning, business development, pricing, digital marketing, and advertising. Each member of the Buying and Digital Merchandising team contributes to driving the business. Even as a new executive, you will identify business opportunities and make recommendations that have a direct impact on sales and profitability.

Career Growth

As a member of Macy’s Omni Buying and Digital Merchandising Executive Development Program, you can be sure you are joining an organization dedicated to developing its employees and providing executives with the necessary tools to be successful. At the beginning of your career, you will be encouraged to experience both Omni Buying and Digital Merchandising functions to get a well-rounded omni business perspective. If you demonstrate the ability to collaborate and achieve results, you will experience positive career progression.

What is a Merchant?

A merchant is a businessperson whose occupation is the purchase and sale of commodities for profit. In today's omnichannel world, Merchant roles are complex and have a huge impact on the global economy. Macy's Merchant team is comprised of many important business functions including Omni Buyers, Digital Merchants, Omni Financial Planners, Omni Merchandise Planners, and Omni Inventory Planners.

Buying Track

Macy’s Buying and Merchandising team has a high acumen for products and trends, and drives relationships with vendors in the marketplace. Macy’s Buying and Merchandising team maximizes sales and gross margin for each product category by identifying, procuring, and assorting the products that their customer demands.

Omni Buying

Digital Merchant

Omni Buyers are directly responsible for the assortment selection, pricing strategy, and procurement for their product categories across all purchasing channels, including Macy’s brick-and-mortar stores and the macys.com website. Omni-Buyers work closely with their Digital Merchant counterpart to drive omnichannel revenue growth.

Digital Merchants influence the online assortment and are directly responsible for driving site merchandising and marketing strategies to maximize online demand. The Digital Merchants work closely with their Omni-Buyer counterpart to drive omnichannel revenue growth.

Merchant Executive Development Program

The Merchant Executive Development Program provides big-picture exposure to Macy's business model while also diving into to the technical and business skills required for merchant roles within our department store and online businesses. The Merchant Executive Development Program will prepare you for your first merchant role in planning or buying.

Assistant

Assistants learn the operational components of running a successful business while receiving significant exposure and development. This is a developmental role that prepares you for an Associate role.

Associate

Associates are given direct responsibility for a particular area of business within their Buyer's total category. Associates are directly responsible for the sales and profitability of their assigned area. In many cases, Associates will assume the responsibility of managing and training the Assistant Buyers. This is a developmental role that prepares you for a Buyer role.

Buyer / Digital Merchant

Buyers are responsible for the sales and profitability of a total category of business through strategy development and execution, as well as leading and developing their team of assistants/associates.

VP Merchandise Manager

Vice President / Merchandise Managers are responsible for developing the assortment strategy while leading a team of Buyers.

GVP Divisional Merchandise Manager

Group Vice President / Divisional Merchandise Managers are responsible for directing the strategy and execution for a designated division of business.

EVP General Merchandise Manager

In these senior level positions, executives direct the financial objectives, assortment, and strategy for multiple divisions of business.

Chief Merchandise Officer
Qualifications

Macy’s is looking for individuals dedicated to personal development and achieving results. You will need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university by the time you start with us, and a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is preferred. All majors will be considered for this opportunity.

Successful Omni Buyers and Digital Merchants require and employ a unique mix of skills and qualities including a high-acumen for products and trends, strategic thinking, and exceptional relationship-building and communication skills.

Macy’s Snapshots

Omni Buying / Digital Merchandising

The people are real. The places are real. The photos are real. Making this your perfect opportunity to go behind the scenes and get a genuine glimpse of Macy's Omni Buying / Digital Merchandising inner workings.