Cato Corporation - Women's Fashion Apparel Buyer
Company Overview
At Cato, you’ll find the latest styles for any occasion – work or play, dressy or casual. We’ve got great jewelry, shoes and accessories, too. Be sure to check us out for on-trend fashions, high quality and exclusive styles and fit…all at exceptional value. You can count on Cato for fresh, new fashions every week and low prices, every day!
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Company: Cato Corporation Contact: Lynne Morton
Location: 8100 Denmark Rd
Charlotte, NC 28273 (map it!Map it!)
Phone: (704) 551-7464 ext 7297
Base Pay: N/A Fax: (704) 551-7246
Employee Type: Full-Time Email: Send Email Now
Industry: Retail Ref ID: Buyer
Manages Others: Yes
Job Type: Retail
Req'd Education: 4 Year Degree
Req'd Experience: At least 5 year(s)
Req'd Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Covered: Yes
Job Description

The Cato Corporation, a leading specialty retailer of value-priced women’s fashion apparel with corporate offices located in Charlotte, North Carolina, operates three concepts: Cato, It’s Fashion and Versona Accessories. The Company has over 1,300 stores throughout the United States and a diverse workforce of approximately 10,000 associates. The Company’s stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “CATO".


Cato is seeking an experienced Women’s Fashion Apparel Buyer for its Versona Concept.  This position is located at its corporate offices. Buyers are responsible for maximizing merchandise contribution; controlling merchandise receipts and open-to-buy; controlling the development, purchase and delivery of merchandise assortments; negotiating all aspects of product purchasing with vendors; interpreting fashion trends for the Versona customer; traveling to markets, stores and competition; training and developing staff and working with product development on exclusive merchandise.

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 3 years experience in Junior/Missy Sportswear apparel retailing in a specialty retail organization; product development background, a four-year college degree or equivalent; ability to travel; excellent managerial/leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and collaborative aptitude.


The Cato Corporation offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits including Medical/Dental/Life Insurance package, 401(K) Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Plan, Stock Purchase Plan and more!  Please send resume, including salary history to:  The Cato Corporation, Attn:  Recruitment, PO Box 34216, Charlotte, NC  28234.  Fax to (704) 551-7246 or email to [Click Here to Email Your Resume].  EOE/Drug Testing

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