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Job Title: Merchandise Buyer -Fly Fishing, Hunting, Footwear,
Industry Sector: Fishing, Hunting/Shooting
Job Categories: Merchandising
Purchasing

 Contact Information
 
Company Name: Sierra Trading Post
  Address: 5025 Campstool Rd
Cheyenne, WY 82007
United States
  Company Phone: 307-775-8050
Web Site: http://www.sierratradingpost.com

Job Description
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The Position: Merchandise Buyer -Fly Fishing, Hunting, Footwear,

 

Buying Function:

Sierra Trading Post is seeking an energetic buyer who lives and breathes fly fishing and hunting while understanding core business metrics and analytics. This person must thrive on building partnerships by eloquently explaining our business model, be a strong negotiator and embrace a dynamic work environment. The hunting and fly fishing categories needs to grow exponentially and we are looking for a catalyst that can cultivate and manage this category.

 

Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience: Minimum 3-5 years purchasing in fly fishing or hunting industry. Ecommerce, catalog, or multi-store location experience preferred.  Candidate must demonstrate a proven track record of exceeding business goals.

 

Duties:

  1. Category management including:
    1. Build strong product assortments that are compelling and represent incredible value and excitement to the customer
    2. Demonstrate the ability to strategically analyze and understand a multi category open-to-buy
    3. The ability to purchase goods under specific margin, inventory turn and net investment requirements  
    4. Establish strategic plans for sales, inventory and growth
    5. Manage markdowns
    6. Pulse of the marketplace and competition
    7. Analyzing and reacting to business trends
  2. Review products for potential purchase with the ability to:
    1. Perform inventory analysis
    2. Perform sales history analysis
    3. Determine quantity to be purchased based on a cash neutral position
    4. Determine what strategic price points must be hit while achieving starting margin goals
    5. Negotiate with vendor to purchase merchandise with the best possible price value relationship
    6. Allocate online and catalog placement
  3. Develop and maintain strong business partnerships through communication, integrity and follow-through
  4. Persuasiveness-be able to motivate and influence others through verbal and written communication
  5. Comfortable presenting proposals and STP business model to upper level management
  6. Work with international and domestic vendors to develop special make up products, ensuring quality, function and fit are within the STP standards. 
  7. Work with ecommerce and catalog merchandising coordinators to promote product
  8. Demonstrate poise, tactfulness and diplomacy including positive people skills, and a team approach attitude
  9. Maintain flow of office responsibilities -computer (proficient with Word, Excel), daily communication, phone coverage, working with other departments
  10. Proofing copy
  11. Travel to industry trade shows and vendor headquarters. Approximately 30 days travel per year  
  12. Reports to GMM

 

Must relocate to Fort Collins, CO or Cheyenne, WY. 
 
 

SIERRA TRADING POST

Headquartered in Cheyenne, WY, Sierra Trading Post is a Top 100 Internet retailer known across the globe for offering “Great Deals. Great Brands.” Sierra Trading Post purchases overstocks, closeouts and 2nds from more than 2,000 brand names, and offers customers 35-70% savings every day. Founded in 1986, the company has saved customers more than $3.5 billion off retail prices on outdoor gear, shoes, clothing, accessories and home furnishings. Sierra Trading Post sells product online, through one of its six catalog titles and four outlet stores.



Position Type: Full Time
Employee May Telecommute: No
Country: United States
Job seekers must live within: 50+ miles
Required to Relocate: No
Willing to Travel: Yes
Required Experience Required: 3-5 years

Job Application Web Site: http://www.sierratradingpost.com
Direct Phone: 307-775-8050

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