Buyer - Hardlines

Rally House
Lenexa, KS, USA
Posted 22 hours ago
Full time

Rally House is a specialty retail store that carries all things local! We are looking for people who are enjoy working for a growing organization, as we currently operate 180+ stores nationwide, with many more to come! You will enjoy an exclusive store discount when you join our team, as well as a competitive benefits package with flexible PTO, 401k match, parental leave, paid holidays, and receive continued development opportunities as we grow our company. We don't just provide jobs, we provide careers. Apply today and be part of our growth!

Job Description

Buyers are hands on in all aspects of an assigned category within Rally House! A typical day includes product selection, forecasting, trend analysis, assortment planning, vendor negotiation and leading a team of Junior Buyers, Assistant Buyers, and Buyers in Training. This position thrives off of analytical attention and creative passion for sports apparel. From product selection to allocation, Buyer’s capitalize on all opportunities to drive business and offer incredible product in all Rally House stores nationwide!

Responsibilities

  • Allocation of merchandise to stores based on inventory analysis
  • Develop promotions and marketing concepts to drive merchandise sales
  • Build strong vendor partnerships and assist in negotiation of prices and credit terms
  • Work closely with Marketing and ecommerce teams to drive merchandise sales in-stores and online
  • Manage high volume of purchase orders from aspects of purchase order creation, inventory logistics, receiving, and allocation
  • Forecasting, reporting, and sales analysis
  • Maintain accountability for all inventory management with guidance from General Merchandise Manager
  • Design and allocate products for placement and sales in all stores
  • Negotiate costs to maximize gross margin while maintaining competitive retail prices
  • Ensure vendor compliance with shipping and pricing policies
  • Review recommendations from Junior Buyers for the development of product lines and assortments to achieve budgeted sales
  • Work independently while managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Identify trends to develop new products, graphics, and Rally House exclusives
  • Supervise Junior Buyers, Assistant Buyers and Buyers in Training
Skills And Knowledge

Excellent organization skills: the ability to plan and execute tasks efficiently., Excellent verbal and written communication skills., Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Apparel Management, or related field; 3 – 5 years’ experience as a Junior Buyer or Buyer in a large volume business, preferably in apparel or accessories; Experience with buying licensed product within the sports apparel industry preferred; Proficiency in Excel; Sports Enthusiast preferred.

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Required to stand and walk; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or controls; reach with hands and arms; differentiate colors. Must have the ability to lift and small carry parcels, packages and other items up tp 25lbs, and to walk short distances.

$55,000.00 - $85,000.00

Annual

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