Paragon Sports
Date Posted: 9/14/2016

Assistant Ski / Snowboard Apparel Buyer

  • Company: Paragon Sports
  • Country:United States
  • State:New York
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Required Exp: 3 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Paragon Sports is in search of a Ski / Snowboard Apparel Buyer to join the team in New York, NY.

ABOUT PARAGON SPORTS //
Paragon Sports is New York City’s finest sports specialty store. Our mission is to provide a unique shopping experience, every time, for every customer. We strive to accomplish this goal by having the largest assortment of sports related equipment and fashion in the city. We value our customers, individual commitment, creativity, positive attitude, respect for all, teamwork, personal growth, and fun which make Paragon an exciting place to work.

When enjoying time outside of the store, Paragon associates can be found in their native habitats: running trails, climbing walls, ice rinks, and mountain tops. Paragon Sports teams and activities give associates a chance to share new experiences and further hone their skills. With so much to do in and around NYC, there’s something for everyone!

POSITION SUMMARY //
Paragon Sporting Goods is looking for an experienced ski/snowboard apparel buyer to drive our winter business. Creativity with a passion for what you do every day combined with strong analytical, communication and negotiation skills are essential for this position. Your ability to work in a multi-faceted environment where change is part of the mandate is core to how you succeed. You know that in today’s fast changing retail environment, the full circle of customer service is the pivotal bottom line.

Job Requirements

SKILLS //
• Development of merchandise assortments, sales, markdown and inventory plans
• Analyzing consumer buying patterns and understanding future trends
• Meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contract
• Training and mentoring staff to enhance product knowledge and facilitate sales
• Willing to take risks and fail on occasion

QUALIFICATIONS //
• A minimum of 3+ years of retail buying experience – soft goods
• Broad market awareness including segments outside your categories
• Strong verbal, writing and computational communication skills
• Ability to think outside the box and develop pathways to maintain freshness on multiple fronts
• Collaborative team approach; exercises flexibility and willingness in order to accomplish a common goals
• Commitment to outstanding customer service

Being a winter sports enthusiast/participant only makes this position all the more fun!

Is this you?

We will review your resume but most importantly we will very carefully evaluate your cover letter, hoping that you are able to convince us through a powerful, individualized cover letter that you are the unique candidate we seek.

The cover letter should make the resume a moot point.

Please submit your cover letter and resume along with your salary requirements thorough Malakye or to: joinourteam@paragonsports.com, placing the title "Winter Buyer" in the subject line. While we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only those candidates meeting specific position requirements may be contacted.

Paragon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Perks

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package!

People

Mark Silvester

Sales Associate - Skateboard Department
Paragon Sports

Amanda Cragen

Associate Store Manager
Paragon Sports
Date Posted: 9/14/2016

Assistant Ski / Snowboard Apparel Buyer

  • Company: Paragon Sports
  • Country:United States
  • State:New York
  • Location:New York, NY
  • Required Exp:3 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Paragon Sports is in search of a Ski / Snowboard Apparel Buyer to join the team in New York, NY.

ABOUT PARAGON SPORTS //
Paragon Sports is New York City’s finest sports specialty store. Our mission is to provide a unique shopping experience, every time, for every customer. We strive to accomplish this goal by having the largest assortment of sports related equipment and fashion in the city. We value our customers, individual commitment, creativity, positive attitude, respect for all, teamwork, personal growth, and fun which make Paragon an exciting place to work.

When enjoying time outside of the store, Paragon associates can be found in their native habitats: running trails, climbing walls, ice rinks, and mountain tops. Paragon Sports teams and activities give associates a chance to share new experiences and further hone their skills. With so much to do in and around NYC, there’s something for everyone!

POSITION SUMMARY //
Paragon Sporting Goods is looking for an experienced ski/snowboard apparel buyer to drive our winter business. Creativity with a passion for what you do every day combined with strong analytical, communication and negotiation skills are essential for this position. Your ability to work in a multi-faceted environment where change is part of the mandate is core to how you succeed. You know that in today’s fast changing retail environment, the full circle of customer service is the pivotal bottom line.

Job Requirements

SKILLS //
• Development of merchandise assortments, sales, markdown and inventory plans
• Analyzing consumer buying patterns and understanding future trends
• Meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contract
• Training and mentoring staff to enhance product knowledge and facilitate sales
• Willing to take risks and fail on occasion

QUALIFICATIONS //
• A minimum of 3+ years of retail buying experience – soft goods
• Broad market awareness including segments outside your categories
• Strong verbal, writing and computational communication skills
• Ability to think outside the box and develop pathways to maintain freshness on multiple fronts
• Collaborative team approach; exercises flexibility and willingness in order to accomplish a common goals
• Commitment to outstanding customer service

Being a winter sports enthusiast/participant only makes this position all the more fun!

Is this you?

We will review your resume but most importantly we will very carefully evaluate your cover letter, hoping that you are able to convince us through a powerful, individualized cover letter that you are the unique candidate we seek.

The cover letter should make the resume a moot point.

Please submit your cover letter and resume along with your salary requirements thorough Malakye or to: joinourteam@paragonsports.com, placing the title "Winter Buyer" in the subject line. While we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only those candidates meeting specific position requirements may be contacted.

Paragon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Perks

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package!

Date Posted: 9/14/2016

Assistant Ski / Snowboard Apparel Buyer

  • Company: Paragon Sports
  • Country:United States
  • State:New York
  • Location:New York, NY
  • Required Exp:3 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available