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Assistant Buyer- Footwear Mens Fitness

Company name
Academy Sports & Outdoors, Ltd.

Location
Katy, TX

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Assistant Buyer- Footwear (Men's Fitness)

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Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

Job Description

At least 2 years of previous work related experience preferred

Associate’s degree in relevant field of study, or equivalent years of related work experience required

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study preferred

Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels

Ability to effectively prioritize workload in a fast paced, frequently changing environment while remaining detailed and organized

Self-motivated and able to work independently and in a team once given direction

Maintain the customer perspective as a driving force behind business decisions and activities

Actively participate as a member of a team to propel the team toward the completion of goals

Able to identify opportunities and take action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals

Good ability to analyze, articulate, and solve complex problems and concepts to make effective business decisions

Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs, including but not limited to; Word and Excel

Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties

Regular attendance required

Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary

Up to 1% travel, overnight stays as needed

Assist Category Manager in all aspects of the Line Review process

Collaborate with the Category Management Team (Buyer, Planner, Replenishment Analyst, Forecast Analyst, ECom merchandiser, and Space Planner) to drive sales, manage inventory, and achieve the financial goals of the department

Contribute to Assortment Planning, Financial Planning and Advertising including, but not limited to, picking items, pricing items, working with allocation team to ensure in-stock, and working with ad team on layouts or features

Prepare monthly advertising recaps for Category Manager

Complete ad proofing and RPM updates as required

Recap and analyze product, category, and store performance on a weekly, monthly, and as needed basis

Shops and recaps competition regularly

Assists with vendor allowance negotiation

Responsible for monthly Impact Area Planning & Execution; tracking in-stocks, and performance of Impact Area prior to and within the month

Partner with Allocation team to execute new store process, Sourcing team on private label development, Space Planning team on POGs, Supplier representatives, DC/Logistics groups on supply chain concerns, and Allocation team on transfers, consolidations, and promotional calendars

Perform size scaling and initiate item definition as needed

Determine initial (What-If) order quantities; responsible for the placement of all bulk orders

Prepare re-orders, fill-ins, and closeout orders as needed

Serve as primary point of contact for store communications

Initiate store task related directives in partnership with Store Operations, including but not limited to; mass returns, special requests, Weekly Tips, and Monthly Overviews

Collect samples for planograms, marketing, eCommerce, and shelf talker images

Initiates all signage requests

Assists with purchase order monitoring and adjustments as needed; weekly review of on order report and follow up with suppliers

Communicates analysis results and recommendations to the Category Management Team Monitor new store performance for adjustments post-opening as needed

Coordinate monthly business reviews with all key suppliers

Schedule vendor meetings and prepare vendor meeting agendas, as needed

Review website to ensure assortment of products is present and accurate; communicate any issues to the eCommerce Merchandiser

Tour Academy stores and conducts market visits as requested

Work with MA team on lists, item, and order maintenance

Develop a thorough understanding of Academy policies, procedure, and safety rules

Duties may change; associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned

Full time

Equal Opportunity Employer

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 70 years. With over 22,000 team members, we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

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Academy Sports & Outdoors, Ltd.
Website : http://www.academy.com

Company Profile
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The Texas-based company operates over 160 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at every day low prices.

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