Buyer, Clothing Accessories

Our Backcountry.com 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 Merchandising Division(s) managed
  • Vendor Negotiations: discounts, terms, pricing policies, promotional periods, Closeout buys 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, and carries out all PO type builds and maintenance (Pre-season, ASAP, Closeout)
  • Promotions: brainstorming/hind-sighting Promo concepts and performance, identifying types of prom and building calendar with marketing, picking SKU’s/links and Rules pages, reviewing and providing Creative briefs, review, QA and approve functionality, review and react to performance, and identifying risks in promotional calendar and building back-ups
  • Pricing: Sets Pre-season pricing strategy, sets in-line/in-Season pricing (promo periods, price matching, promotional calendar management), manages end of season price-break dates, communicates all in-season and end of season price breaks to marketing team and is responsible for assignment to the promotional calendar, sets and monitor discount on all Closeout buys
  • Inventory Management:  manages the Open to Buy (OTB), hind sighting SKU/Category performance,  establishing Preseason PO Receipt Flow, Preseason inventory allocation, aggressively pursue Closeout opportunities to fill Closeout OTB,  set in season sell-through targets, pricing strategy for slow movers, moving aged and toxic inventory, closeout 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
  • P&L Responsibility:  owns revenue, margin, inventory, receipt flow, and in-stocks levels for their area
  • Team Management: ensures utilization and development of 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
  • 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 skillsOutstanding time management skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure and prioritize competing tasks/initiatives

About Backcountry

Backcountry is a portfolio of premium specialty retail brands. We create remarkable customer experiences through the best selection of premium outdoor product, a flawless shopping experience, the expertise of our gearheads, the lightning speed of our fulfillment, and the shared knowledge of our Community. We operate six specialty stores – Backcountry, Competitive Cyclist, MotoSport, Bergfreunde, SteepandCheap, and Whiskey Militia.

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