Senior Buyer, Closeout
Park City Utah
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Our Backcountry Buyers are responsible for achieving the financial goals within their Merchandise Division (MD). We empower you to set and implement a purchase plan which allows us to exceed all financial goals. If you want a fast-paced work environment with the opportunity to buy the gear you love, this could be your job! About the Job: • Assortment Selection: pricing, category/brand mix, and seasonal selection of inventory for Closeout division. Seeks out new resources and makes smart risks/tests in as necessary. • Vendor Negotiations: discounts, terms, pricing policies, PO compliance and issues management, image use, price-matching, and special/exclusive buys. Must be willing and able to act quickly and decisively. • Promotions: brainstorming/hind-sighting Promo concepts and performance, identifying types of promotion and building calendar with marketing, picking SKU’s/links and Rules pages, review, QA and approve functionality, review and react to performance, and identifying risks in promotional calendar and building back-ups • Pricing: With Planner, sets pricing strategy, sets promo periods, price matching, promotional calendar management, sets and monitors discounts on Closeout buys • Inventory Management: manages the Open to Buy (OTB), hind sighting SKU/Category performance, sets in season sell-through targets, pricing strategy for slow movers, moving aged and toxic inventory, manages Return to Vendor (RTV) and mark-down dollar requests with vendor, and ensures inventory management strategy aligned with company-wide financial goals • P&L Responsibility: owns revenue, margin, inventory, receipt flow, and in-stocks levels for their area • Team Management: ensures utilization and provides feedback to Buyers and Assistant/Associate Buyer(s), works closely with Planning partner and departmental team to ensure all initiatives and goals are met About You: • 3-5 years of relevant Industry Merchandising and Buying experience. Online and Closeout experience preferred. • Willingness and ability to travel to as needed • Firm understanding of Retail Math and Fundamentals • Proficient in Microsoft Office (proficiency in Excel a must) • Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Strong analytical skills • Outstanding time management skills, including the ability to work independent of direct oversight 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.