Associate Buyer - Aspen Skiing Company Rental Retail

Aspen Colorado
Required Experience: 3 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 3 days ago
Job Description
The Associate Buyer is responsible for negotiating deals with suppliers, as well as identifying cost-reduction opportunities, communicating them to management, and working with suppliers to realize those savings.

Essential Job Functions
• Play a key role in seasonal, annual and rotational buys of a limited number of merchandise categories or vendors, including company-branded products.
• Evaluate stock levels and place new orders as needed. Evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, and delivery speed.
• Develop and maintain good vendor relations.
• Coordinate with Buying Manager and others to manage inventory on hand, min/max levels, inventory budgets, sales forecasts and in-store sales/discounts.
• Work with relevant team members to review product, category, vendor performance indicators to track progress, take any corrective actions and make future decisions.
• Maintain inventory integrity via various inputs such as creating purchase orders, pricing, confirmation, transfers, distribution data and annual physical inventory.
• Coordinate with visual merchandising team and store managers to ensure proper product training, selection and offering.
• Attend vendor meetings, trade shows, and conferences to learn about new products and industry trends
• Support other Aspen Skiing Company departments with the procurement, receipt and distribution of any departmental product needs
• Participate in frequent local day travel and occasional overnight travel to vendors/factories
• Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Math, Supply Chain or similar field.
• 1 - 3 years of retail, buying, product selection or related experience required
• Strong computer proficiency required; including the suite of Microsoft Office products and retail POS systems.
Work in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Aspen Colorado, home of XGames and other world class sporting events. Aspen Skiing Company has one of the biggest & best brands in the ski industry.