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Buyer Sporting Goods/Apparel BC - BRITISH COLUMBIA, SECHELT
This locally owned and operated sporting goods retailer services the Sunshine Coast in their newly expanded store centrally located in downtown Sechelt. They specialize in everything you need to live a healthy and active lifestyle. With an extensive selection of outdoor and athletic footwear and apparel, team sports equipment (hockey, baseball, soccer), backpacking and camping supplies, fishing tackle, stand-up paddle boards SUP and more; they provide the gear you need for all your sports and family fun! Our commitment to customer service and community engagement sets them apart in the industry. They are looking for a passionate and knowledgeable Buyer to join their team and help them continue to provide exceptional products to valued customers.

As a Buyer, you will play a critical role in curating our product selection, ensuring that their customers have access to the best sporting goods on the market. You will work closely with vendors, monitor industry trends, and analyze sales data to make informed purchasing decisions that align with our brand and customer preferences. This role offers a unique opportunity to blend your passion for sports with your merchandising expertise.

  • Develop and execute a strategic buying plan that aligns with the company's goals and customer preferences.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers, negotiating terms, pricing, and delivery schedules to optimize inventory levels and profitability.
  • Continuously monitor market trends, product innovations, and competitor offerings to stay informed about industry developments.
  • Analyze sales data, inventory turnover, and customer feedback to identify opportunities for product assortment improvements and cost-saving initiatives both in-store and online.
  • Inform management teams on the development of purchases with the various suppliers, arrival dates, irregularities, and changes that may occur in stock orders and their delivery.
  • Attend trade shows, product showcases, and vendor meetings to source new and exciting products for the store.
  • Collaborate with the store operations and e-commerce teams to plan and execute promotions and marketing campaigns related to the product category.
  • Maintain accurate records of purchase orders, receipts, and vendor communications.
  • Ensure that products meet quality standards and adhere to safety regulations.
  • Manage and optimize inventory levels, including stock levels, product assortment, and clearance items.
  • Provide product knowledge and training to the sales team to enhance customer service and sales performance.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry certifications, trends, and best practices related to sporting goods.
Position: Buyer Sporting Goods/Apparel BC - BRITISH COLUMBIA, SECHELT
Organization: JRoss Retail Recruiters
Location: Vancouver,  BC 
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 2/2/2024
  • Proven experience as a Buyer or in a similar role ideally within the sporting goods industry.
  • Progressive experience and well-versed in brand/category management, procurement, contract negotiation and vendor management within the retail industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of various sports equipment, apparel, and accessories.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Merchandising, or a related field (preferred).
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data and trends.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Creative thinking and the ability to identify unique product opportunities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.
  • Passion for sports and a customer-focused attitude.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/3/2024
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JRoss Retail Recruiters

Vancouver,  BC V6J 4S5
Michelle Doucette