Buyer, Footwear

Merchandise Park City, Utah

Position at Backcountry


POSITION TITLE: Buyer, Footwear

REPORTS TO: Senior Buyer, Footwear



Our Backcountry merchants are responsible for curating a best-in-class assortment and achieving the financial goals within their Merchandise Division (MD). We empower you to set and implement a purchase plan which allows us to exceed all financial goals. If you want a fast-paced work environment with the opportunity to buy the stuff you love, this could be your job!




        Assortment Selection:  Develops strategic direction for the assortment including key items, big ideas, growth areas, and category/brand mix with omni-channel in mind. Identifies and on boards new brands. Keeps assortment fresh and leading within the industry.


        Business Management: Owns revenue, margin, inventory, receipt flow, and in-stocks levels for business managed. Develops and executes strategies to drive the business.


        Inventory Management:  Helps manage the Open to Buy (OTB), hind sighting SKU/Category performance, establishes Preseason PO Receipt Flow, Preseason inventory allocation, set in season sell-through targets, manages Return to Vendor (RTV) and mark-down dollar requests with vendor, and ensures inventory management strategy aligned with Companywide financial goals


        Vendor Negotiations: Negotiates terms, pricing policies, promotional periods, siting strategy, etc. Represents Backcountry in vendor meetings.


        Marketing Inputs: Communicates key items and themes for season, brainstorms/hind-sights promo concepts and reacts to performance, identifies risks in promotional calendar and building back-ups





        3-5 years of Merchandising experience, footwear merchandising a plus

        Outstanding time management skills: ability to meet deadlines and exercise judgement under pressure

        Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail

        Clear ability to communicate business results, must be solution-oriented

        Excellent presentation skills and strong negotiation skills

        Proficient in Microsoft Office (proficiency in Excel a must)