500 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Position Details:

The Jacobson Purchasing Department is seeking a strong communicator with analytical skills and ability to multitask to assist the buying team in the rebuying of floral hard goods and accessories. The buyer is responsible for establishing and meeting the budgeted inventory, gross profit and in stock objectives through the management of assigned Commodity Codes as well as efficient utilization of assigned assets.


What Jacobson Offers:

  • FREE PARKING in Boston
  • Paid time off
  • 25% Store discount
  • Short-term disability
  • Company outings throughout the year
  • Full time associates:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Delta Dental
  • 401K
  • Free life insurance


  • Achievement of all inventory, gross profit and in stock objectives established through the budgeting process.
  • Manage the sourcing, procurement and replenishment of existing items, optimizing in stock positions at all times.
  • Maintain vendor relationships through rebuying process.
  • Maximize inventory turn performance across all domestic commodity codes with an aggressive approach to dealing with under-performing SKU’s.
  • Coordinate domestic and international purchasing activities with marketing/sales plans and objectives. Work closely with marketing to create promotional activity to drive product sales.
  • Maximize results of company-assigned assets and resources through effective planning and training.
  • Coordinate domestic purchases to with those on the import side to ensure maximum profitability.
  • Work with the selector/merchandiser to develop plans for all new, incoming product lines as well as developing a strategy for discontinued items.




  • Minimum 2 years experience in Purchasing/Inventory Planning in a product for resale environment.
  • Ability to collect, manage, analyze and report reliable sourcing data in a timely manner.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Strong computer skills. Experience with Sage preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.




  • Must be available to work Fridays. Other schedule flexible Monday-Friday.
  • Jacobson hours of operation 6:00-6:00.
  • Part-time 25-30 hours/week.
  • Full-time 40 hours.
  • Start time flexible.


Job Requirements:

Are you a strong negotiator who is well organized?

Do you seek to make an impact at a small company?

Then you should join the team at Jacobson!

Download and fill out our PDF application then fax to 617-426-1994, or email to hiring@jacobsonfloral.com