Buyer & Assistant Manager

Leading independent outdoor specialty retailer in the northeast is looking for a Buyer/Assistant Manager for one if its locations. We are looking for an experienced, high-energy retail professional that loves the outdoors, is knowledgeable of a wide range of outdoor products and thrives on customer service. Submit resume and cover letter for consideration.

Job brief:

The Retail Buyer position will work with our buying team to select and purchase lines of products that follow current trends of consumer choices. The success of our business requires that we keep in stock products our customers need and want on a year round basis.  Categories include: clothing, footwear, camping, hiking gear, rock climbing gear, wintersports including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

The quality and variety of products on our shelves are essential to the success of our business. Therefore, the ideal candidate must be a responsible individual with great attention to detail and a strong knowledge of outdoor brands and the wide array for outdoor clothing, footwear and gear that we offer in our store. 

Our goal is to ensure that the business will always have adequate stock that meets its requirements. That way we can deliver value to our customers through high-quality products and facilitate sustainable growth.

Retail Buyer Responsibilities

  • Identifying customer preferences and forecasting consumer trends
  • Evaluating supplier options according to prices, quality etc. and determine the best choices
  • Discovering and purchasing new products and checking the quality and popularity of those already on our shelves
  • Attend regional and national trade shows
Assistant Manager Responsibilities
  • Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction through excellent sales service
  • Assess customers needs and provide assistance and information on product features
  • Follow and achieve department’s sales goals on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis
  • “Go the extra mile” to drive sales
  • Maintain in-stock and presentable condition assigned areas
  • Actively seek out customers in store
  • Process POS (point of sale) purchases
  • Team up with co-workers to ensure proper customer service
  • Build productive trust relationships with customers
Ideally you will have:
  • 1+ years of proven experience at a Store Buyer in an outdoor retail POS environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Merchandising skills and experience
  • Ability to work weekends & holidays
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, lead and delegate.
  • Must exhibit a high degree of flexibility, maintain a solution-driven focus in challenging situations, adapt quickly to changing business requirements
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with MS Office (especially Excel) and POS systems.