The Revenue Office/Girl Scout Merchandise leads merchandising, licensing, product sales, and other revenue streams, which in turn fund both Girl Scouts of the USA programming and administration and local council revenue. The teams at this division include e-commerce, operations, retail, licensing, and the famous Girl Scout Cookie Program and work closely with all the other communities to bring products to market for our Girl Scouts and to the general public. The team also collaborates closely with external vendors, sponsors, and external agencies.
The Buyer is primarily responsible for providing market expertise to successfully develop apparel assortments, including uniforms, in order to achieve the strategic and financial goals of the organization. They must drive innovation and build a strategy with a focus on technology and lifestyle trends for girls and adults. The buyer must have the ability to research trends and innovation in order introduce new product into the assortment. The incumbent must have the knowledge of manufacturing and sourcing trends. She/He is responsible for the development, purchase, quality control and timely delivery of both Girl Scout branded products and name brand products that are sold via wholesale and retail channels. The Buyer identifies potential vendors and manufacturers, obtains and negotiates competitive bids to maximize income, and works with the Merchandise Manager in the final selection process. They must have strong analytical skills to plan and project the business, track sales, and negotiate on the downside. The Buyer must be a clear communicator who can work cross-functionally across different areas within the organization including council partners.