Associate Buyer - Camp
Park City Utah
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Associate Buyers work with the Buyer and Senior Buyer to achieve the financial goals of the Merchandise Division (MD).About the Job • Assortment Selection: develop category/brand mix, scout new brands, new products and seek SMU/exclusive opportunity. • Order Writing & PO Management: review selling history and current market trends to influence Pre-Season buys. Carry out all order writing functions including Style/Color/Size selection and QTY/Dollar/Style allocation according to division financial objectives. Carry out all PO type builds, Pre-Season/ASAP/Closeout. • Inventory Management: practice in-line/in-Season pricing and end of season markdowns, review in-stock rates and sell through to identify inventory opportunity/risk. • Vendor Negotiations: negotiate for better discounts, terms, promotional periods, markdown dollars, margin enhancement and Closeout opportunities. Resolve any PO compliance and/or inventory issues and execute on RTVs. • Marketing: lends insights to develop Marketing and Promotion concepts. • Online Merchandising: review/optimize color thumbnail displayed on PLP and Search pages, manage Cross-Sell opportunities, build product packages, and work with Visual Merchandising team to ensure orderly/in-Season boosts highlight the best products and site taxonomy and facets managed from a customer perspective. About You • Bachelor’s Degree • 1-3 years of relevant Industry Merchandising/Buying experience • Solid foundation of Retail Math and Buying Fundamentals • Strong analytical skills • Proficient in Microsoft Office (proficiency in Excel a must) • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Excellent organizational and time management skills • Detail oriented • Ability to perform under pressure and prioritize competing tasks/initiatives • Interest in Hard Goods related activities preferred • Willingness and ability to travel as needed About Backcountry Our mission is to connect people to their passions. Our five online stores—Backcountry, Competitive Cyclist, MotoSport, Bergfreunde, and SteepandCheap—aim to supply our customers with the gear, knowledge, and inspiration necessary to get out there and chase down life’s greatest moments. We do this by providing the biggest and best assortment of premium outdoor products, a superior shopping experience, personalized Gearhead expertise, lightning-fast and accurate fulfillment, and inspirational, informative, and community-centered content. We take this concept seriously, both personally and professionally, which for employees translates to careers with growth potential and the ability to take ownership and make an impact daily. Perks such as an excellent gear discount, an annual summer Adventure Contest, summer barbecues, and a pet-friendly office make for a fun work environment. Backcountry employees will have the benefit of working with colleagues who are passionate about their careers as well as the outdoors. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and disability & life insurance, paid maternity and paternity leave, 401(k) matching, and Flexible Spending or Health Savings Accounts.