Buyer / Category Manager

Gear Coop

Santa Ana California


3 year(s)
Full-Time
$60000.00 - $65000.00 per Year


Job Description
For you, a shopping spree involves picking up waterproof gear, headlamp batteries, and fuel for your camp stove. Your closet has more goose down than the bedding section of a department store. Your workout regimen involves clipping some serious bolts at the local climbing crag. Your ideal vacation involves a 30-pound pack, a hammock, and miles of trail.

Who are you? You're already an experienced outdoor product buyer. Comparing specs and prices on shiny new gear is already one of your hobbies—and your focus is to ensure that your company offers only the most awesome, cutting-edge products for crazy outdoor pursuits, and that it's the stuff you want in your own pack.

Sound about right? We get it--that's why we're all here--and if this resonated, then you should definitely join us here at the Coop.

What We're Looking For: Retail Apparel Buyer
Work with the buying team to execute day to day buying activities
Prepare and report on regular replenishment orders and pre-season orders and forecasts
Research, implement, and keep track of category purchasing, demand planning, and logistics
Communicate effectively with key suppliers to review and resolve any discrepancies

Business Development & Strategic Planning
Analyze and be on the lookout for exciting new business opportunities
Develop sales and business development strategies to firmly position Gear Co-op as a leading retailer of outdoor gear within the industry
Stay on top of competitors' promotions, sales, and growth

Merchandising
Ensure products are merchandised properly on the website, Amazon.com, and in-store
Analyze sales figures and trends to anticipate future product needs, identify emerging industry trends, and prioritize areas of focus

What You've Got:
3-5 years of experience as a professional buyer with a large retailer with big apparel experience.
Amazon experience is highly desired.
Excellent presentation, negotiations and strategic planning skills
Very strong Excel skills and sales analysis and forecasting prowess
Experience with Amazon sales and fulfillment services a big plus
Adaptability to effectively manage within a fast-paced, ever-changing business environment
Ability to plan, assess, and implement change
Rock-solid business and financial acumen
Great reputation as both a team leader and team player
An unquenchable passion for the outdoors that manifests in your love of climbing, backpacking, backcountry skiing, mountaineering, and other outdoor sports REQUIRED!

What You Can Handle:
Sit for extended periods of time
Look at a computer screen for extended periods of time
Work productively within a flexible and often noisy environment

What We've Got:
Fun and cutting-edge company culture and people!
Flexible work hours to accommodate your outdoor lifestyle
Strong company growth with future potential
Opportunities for advancement
Great gear discounts (40%-85% off!)
Cell Phone Allowance
Health insurance allowance and PTO benefits
Collaborative team environment that respects and appreciates employees
Job position and pay commensurate with experience
No relocation allowance

REQUIRED OR YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED:
We want to know the down-low on all your outdoor endeavors, accomplishments, and projects. All GearCoopers live for the outdoors, so we want to know what keeps your passion running high. Whether it's climbing, mountaineering, snowsports, backpacking, paddling, running, cycling, fishing, hunting, or all of the above, give us your deets!

Think you're cut out to join the Coop crew? Send a resume and brief statement about yourself and any related experience -- (be sure to put "Buyer/Category Manager" in the subject line).
What You've Got:
3-5 years of experience as a professional buyer with a large retailer with big apparel experience.
Amazon experience is highly desired.
Excellent presentation, negotiations and strategic planning skills
Very strong Excel skills and sales analysis and forecasting prowess
Experience with Amazon sales and fulfillment services a big plus
Adaptability to effectively manage within a fast-paced, ever-changing business environment
Ability to plan, assess, and implement change
Rock-solid business and financial acumen
Great reputation as both a team leader and team player
An unquenchable passion for the outdoors that manifests in your love of climbing, backpacking, backcountry skiing, mountaineering, and other outdoor sports REQUIRED!