Company: Academy Sports & Outdoors
Location: Deer Park
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Associate Buyer Job Responsibilities Communication - effective
listening, speaking, and writing Computer - proficient in Excel,
Lotus Notes, Word and ability to learn Oracle Retail applications.
Interpersonal Assortment Planning Forecasting Managerial
Negotiating Organization Prioritization Problem solving Strategic
planning Analytical Buying Ability to work flexible schedule
including evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary. Negotiates
and buys merchandise for assigned categories. Helps manage Open to
Buy ensuring margins, turns, and profitability are within plan.
Determines assortment and item life cycles Collaborates with
planner on merchandise flow Gives direction on regular,
promotional, and clearance pricing Analyzes supplier performance
and makes necessary adjustments. Analyzes product performance at
the store level within assigned category Collaborates with
Replenishment Analyst on inventory levels and distribution.
Collaborates with eCom merchandiser regularly on assortment,
placement, promotions, and marketing Works with Category Manager on
ad layouts, item selection, and ad proofing Oversees advertising
for assigned categories. Analyzes ads and drives change to optimize
ad performance. Conducts line reviews for assigned categories
Initiates Plan-O-Grams. Works with stores and distribution center
to answer questions, and identifies and resolves issues. Searches
for new suppliers, categories, and items. Shops competition to
compare products, pricing, merchandising, etc. Manages category
management team for their assigned categories Negotiate vendor
allowances and terms. Tours Academy stores. Required to learn
company safety rules, policies, and procedures. Duties may change
and associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements Full time availability At least 5 years of related
experience. Bachelor s degree in relevant field of study or
equivalent years of related work experience required. Regular
attendance required. Domestic and international travel required.
Academy Sports Outdoors is one of the nation s largest sporting
goods and outdoor retailers. It s no surprise that we not only know
how to create experiences for our customers, but for our team
members as well. Understanding our people and the things that
matter to them the most has been at the core of the Academy culture
for over 80 years. With more than 22,000 team members, we take
pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work,
commitment, and growth. Equal Employment Opportunity Academy is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to
employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race,
religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity,
sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law.
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