Assistant Buyer Bike

Merchandise Park City, Utah

Position at Backcountry

POSITION TITLE:  Assistant Buyer, Bike Hardgoods

DEPARTMENT: Merchandising

LOCATION:  Park City

The Assistant Buyer role is the first level within the Merchandising Group and provides administrative and organizational support to the Buyer and Associate Buyer.


  • Monitor Open Order report weekly and execute ASAP POs to fulfill orders as quickly as possible
  • Provide quick feedback to Customer Service (Gearhead Team) regarding the status of inventory requests
  • Work with vendors, managers, receivers and planners to resolve receiving issues
  • Monitor the site map to ensure coherent layout of product groups, sub categories, & pricing
  • Trouble shooting front end issues with the Bike Builder & working with BikeOp team to resolve
  • Provide feedback to the Content Team on priorities and updates in images and copy
  • Parse vendor SKU data for SKU creation and gathers vendor assets for PDPs
  • Keeping product changes top of mind and transitioning SKUs accordingly
  • Coordinate with Marketing to ensure merchandise is tied into promos and sales
  • Creates reporting for Buyer and Associate Buyer as needed
  • Provide analytical feedback to Merchandise Team and Planners regarding product trends and popularity


  • 2-3 years of office experience, preferably in a retail, catalog, or internet environment
  • Buying or inventory analyst experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (proficiency in Excel a must)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure, prioritizes competing tasks, and schedule time wisely
  • Experience with and a strong understanding of Retail Math 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (proficiency in Excel a must)
  • Interested in Bikes, riding bikes is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred


Our mission is to connect people to their passions. Our five online stores—Backcountry, Competitive Cyclist, MotoSport, Bergfreunde, and SteepandCheap—aim to supply our customers with the gear, knowledge, and inspiration necessary to get out there and chase down life’s greatest moments. We do this by providing the biggest and best assortment of premium outdoor products, a superior shopping experience, personalized Gearhead expertise, lightning-fast and accurate fulfillment, and inspirational, informative, and community-centered content.

We take this concept seriously, both personally and professionally, which for employees translates to careers with growth potential and the ability to take ownership and make an impact daily. Perks such as an excellent gear discount, an annual summer Adventure Contest, summer barbecues, and a pet-friendly office make for a fun work environment. Backcountry employees will have the benefit of working with colleagues who are passionate about their careers as well as the outdoors. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and disability & life insurance, paid maternity and paternity leave, 401(k) matching, and Flexible Spending or Health Savings Accounts.