Sr Buyer - Nike/Private Brand Ath FW

Academy Sports + Outdoors
Katy, TX, USA
Posted 6 hours ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail,Sporting Goods Manufacturing

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


Job Description:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
Work Experiences
  • At least five years of related work experience required
  • 3 years of management experience preferred
  • Seven years of related work experience preferred
  • Develop and communicate strategic plan and hold team accountable for consistent results.
  • Maintain the customer perspective as a driving force behind business decisions/activities, adapting to changes in interests and competition
  • Analyze, articulate, and solve complex problems and concepts to make effective business decisions
  • Exhibits strong communication skills, with the ability to manage up and down
  • Remains open to ideas, supports others and operates with integrity
  • Develop strategic relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals
  • Efficient in multi-tasking in a fast paced environment while remaining detailed and organized
  • Provide timely feedback to develop and strengthen a highly effective team
  • Set high goals for personal and group accomplishment; measuring success by achieving KPIs
  • Teach and mentor Buyers, Associate Buyers, Assistant Buyers on analyzing, buying, inventory management, open to buy, imports and logistics
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn retail management system software programs
  • Building an assortment that achieves planned KPIs
  • Manages Open to Buy ensuring sales, margins, turns, and profitability are within plan
  • Analyzes vendor performance and independently negotiates all aspects of profitability including VAs, RTVs, off-price buys to maintain margin expectations
  • Gives direction on regular, promotional, and clearance pricing
  • Partners with planner on product flow and inventory management
  • Collaborates with Replenishment Analyst on inventory levels and distribution at total and store level
  • Collaborates with Omnichannel Merchandiser regularly on assortment, placement, promotions, and marketing
  • Oversees advertising for assigned categories, including item selection, layouts, and proofing
  • Analyzes ads and drives change to optimize ad performance
  • Conducts line reviews for assigned categories
  • Initiates and approves Plan-O-Grams
  • Recommends in-store merchandising opportunities
  • Provides leadership and direction to Suppliers and Sourcing on product development
  • 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, mentors and develops team leading to career advancement
  • Required to learn company policies, procedures, and safety rules
  • Duties may change and associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned
Physical Requirements & Attendance
  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary
  • Domestic travel is required

Full time

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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