Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company-owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e- commerce channels.
“Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans”
The Junior Buyer role will support the ecommerce buying team through reporting, misc projects, product development for global adoptions and third-party goods. This role will manage the buying process for Honolua in partnership with Senior Buyer and Ecommerce Planner and assist the RVCA Buyer with the women’s division. Additionally this individual will also manage partnership between ecom, marketing and the brand teams for Von Zipper and Xcel related to marketing calendars.
Execute weekly and monthly picture packs for the buying team.
Prepare and analyze ad hoc reporting related to YOY style selling, collection performance, category/division selling, inventory turn, etc.
Support buying team by executing various projects related to marketing activations, inventory management and assortment planning.
Track seasonal inventory deliveries against marketing calendars to identify potential conflicts.
Assist with buy requests by coordinating size breaks and process request through sales operations team
Attend weekly brand sales and marketing review meetings
Review weekly, monthly and seasonal selling for Von Zipper and Xcel. Provide feedback to merchandising & design teams. Partner with digital marketing team to inform marketing efforts based on selling trends and inventory positions.
Own Honolua buys with guidance of Senior Buyer and input from Ecommerce Planner. Manage assortment and depth planning. Partner with ecommerce merchandiser on marketing calendar related to emails and onsite activations. Share selling trend data with retail and product development partners to help inform future designs.
Assist RVCA ecommerce buyer with women’s assortment through reporting and analysis. Participate in line reviews and digital marketing strategy efforts.
Use PLM system to create style numbers and manage product data for global adoptions and third-party goods.
Help review website merchandising and provide optimizations based on selling and inventory data.
Bachelors degree, or equivalent
1-2+ years buying experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, especially Excel with using formulas like vlookup, sumif and pivot tables.
Prior experience with pulling sales and inventory reports preferred
Analytical mindset to review selling trends and determine next steps based on data
Self-motivated learner and problem solver
Strong organization skills
Detail orientated mindset with the ability to connect the dots on future impacts
Able to multi-task and manage multiple projects throughout the course of a day
Work collaboratively with buying team and cross functional partners
Buying experience with an ecommerce site
Experience with SAP
Experience with BI Business Objects
Prior work experience in the action sports or apparel/footwear industry.