The Associate Buyer is responsible for partnering with the team on seasonal buys and long-term strategies for specific department(s). This role assists with all facets of buying including the financial investments of each item, assortments by store, marketing, in-season price and inventory management, and the execution of product for their department(s). Partners cross-functionally and influences the development of optimal assortments to maximize sales and gross margin.
30 %Partners with team members on product assortments including style selection and product flow ensuring synergy with financial plans. Develops and presents assortments supporting overall strategy of in-stock positioning for key merchandise categories, balanced presentations, and accurate and timely receipt flow.25 %Partners with team members on in-season business management including inventory management and price strategies to increase sales and improve gross margin.15 %Collaborates with cross-functional partners to maximize sales and ensure store execution.10 %Partners with Planning team on future forecasts of sales trends, merchandise availability, and other changes in the business. Manages inventory levels through price optimization of markdowns and promotions.10 %Partners with Allocation team on product execution ensuring timely delivery and replenishment of all products throughout the season to maximize sales.5 %Partners to ensure cohesive execution of product through marketing and visual merchandising.5 %Performs other duties as assigned.
Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one since 1938, working to perfect the art of enjoying the outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that strives to do the right thing.
This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.
At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.