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We are currently seeking a full-time Buyer In-Training for our Clothing & Soft Goods Department

 

Are you ready for your next adventure? We are proudly Canadian and a leader in outdoor specialty who strives to instill passion in the everyday adventurer. We are looking for a buyer-in-training with an adventurous spirit to join our team. We offer an inspiring, collaborative environment with opportunities to gain experience and grow. 
 
 
SUMMARY:
As a buyer in training, you will work closely with the leadership and sales team to develop your knowledge of the product, service, and brand. You will learn and grow in this role and be responsible to help manage vendor and brand selection, develop strong vendor relationships, and monitoring industry trends. 
 
As the buyer in training, you will: 
  • Research new brands, products, and purchase for a defined area of the store including opportunity buys (closeouts, end of season sales)
  • Work with vendors to obtain discounts, negotiate cost and terms, co-op, and prizing
  • Collaborate with floor manager to plan and execute merchandise displays and product placement 
  • Attend buying meeting and market shows 
  • Inform managers and staff about new products, promotions
  • Communicate new product, promotion, deadlines and ship dates with managers, warehouse, and staff
  • Provide product knowledge and information to staff on new products 
  • Complete fill-in orders and special orders- must follow up with suppliers and consumers.
  • Analyze reports to see how the department and specific products are performing
  • Assisting with the website, including putting items on the site, altering pricing, altering content and/or imagery 
The ideal candidate:
  • Passion to learn the buying function and contribute to financial achievement of department goals
  • Passion for the outdoors and outdoor activities 
  • Excellent people skills, a collaborative team-player who is willing to assume a variety of tasks
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Ability to analyze buying patterns, look for trends and manage stock levels.
  • Ability to train others on new products and keep them informed of product availability.
  • Valid Driver’s License and use of own transportation

Wage Range: $22-$26/hr

If you think you would be a good fit for this position please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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