POSITION TITLE: Associate Buyer: Hard Goods - Ski, Climb, Snowboard
REPORTS TO: Buyer : Ski/Climb
LOCATION: Park City
The Associate Buyer: Hard Goods - Ski, Climb, Snowboard works with the Merchandising team to achieve the financial goals of the following Hard Goods business.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assortment Selection: pricing, category/brand mix, and seasonal selection of inventory for the category
Vendor Management and Negotiations: discounts, terms, pricing policies, promotional periods, PO compliance and issues management, image use, price-matching, and special/exclusive buys
PO Management: marks vendor catalogs for SKU/PO worksheet creation, building POs (Qty/Dollar/Style Allocation, Size/Color Breakout) and ensures on time submission to vendors, timely management of PO edits,past dues and carries out all PO type builds and maintenance (Pre-season, ASAP)
Promotions: Works with Marketing to brainstorm/hindsight Promo concepts and performance and helps to set up the promotional cadence for the category. Picks SKU’s/links and reviews all rules pages. QA promo functionality, review and react to performance, and identify risks in promotional calendar.
Pricing: Works with the Planner to set the Pre-season pricing strategy, in-line/in-Season pricing (promo periods, price matching, promotional calendar management), manage end of season price-break dates, communicate all in-season and end of season price breaks to marketing team and is responsible for assignment to the promotional calendar.
Inventory Management: Works with the Planner to establish Preseason PO Receipt Flow, Preseason inventory allocation, set 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
Online Merchandising: reviews/optimizes color thumbnail displayed on PLP and Search pages, oversees the boosting/sort order for responsible brands/categories, sets up Cross Sell/Up Sells tools, manages Backorders, review and optimizes site taxonomy and facets, and utilized Kit Calculator as required per category
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
1-3 years of relevant Industry Merchandising and Buying experience
Expertise in Ski, Snowboard, Climb industries strongly preferred
Willingness and ability to travel to as needed
Solid foundation of Retail Math and Buying 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
Ability to perform under pressure and prioritize competing tasks/initiatives