Buyer, Powersports (Ebike & Snowmobile)

Merchandise Portland, Oregon


Position at MotoSport

Buyer, Powersports (Ebike & Snowmobile) is responsible for achieving and exceeding the financial goals of their segment(s) by setting and implementing a purchase and assortment plan. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assortment Selection:  pricing, category/brand mix, and seasonal selection of inventory for Segment(s) managed
  • Vendor Negotiations: discounts, terms, pricing policies, promotional periods, Closeout buys, PO compliance, issues management, image use, price-matching, and special/exclusive buys
  • PO Management: marks vendor catalogs for SKU/PO worksheet creation, building POs (Qty/Dollar/Style Allocation, Size/Color Breakout) and ensures on time submission to vendors, timely management of PO edits, and carries out all PO type builds and maintenance(Preseason, ASAP, Closeout)
  • Promotions: brainstorming/hind-sighting promo concepts and performance, identifying types of promos and building calendar with marketing, picking SKU’s/links and rules pages, reviewing and providing creative briefs, review, QA and approve functionality, review and react to performance, and identifying risks in promotional calendar and building back-ups
  • Pricing: Sets pre-season pricing strategy, sets in-line/in-Season pricing (promo periods, price matching, promotional calendar management), manages end of season price-break dates, communicates all in-season and end of season price breaks to marketing team and is responsible for assignment to the promotional calendar, sets and monitor discount on all Closeout buys, frequently perform competitive analysis on products and makes price suggestions so MotoSport remains competitive
  • Inventory Management:  Works with planning to to develop brand and category growth plans to drive the bottoms-up Open to Buy (OTB).  Hind sighting SKU/Category performance,  Preseason inventory allocation, aggressively pursue Closeout opportunities to fill Closeout OTB,  set in season sell-through targets, pricing strategy for slow movers, moving aged and toxic inventory, closeout inventory, manages Return to Vendor (RTV) and mark-down dollar requests with vendor, and ensures inventory management strategy aligned with company-wide financial goals 
  • Online Merchandising: reviews/optimizes PLP and Search pages, oversees the boosting/sort order for responsible brands/categories/segments, review and optimizes site taxonomy and facets, review and manage Bazaarvoice customer reviews, regularly updates homepage promotions
  • P&L Responsibility:  owns revenue, margin, inventory, in-stocks levels and inventory age health
  • Team Management: Works closely with Planning partner and departmental team to ensure all initiatives and goals are met, acts as the liaison between the merch-ops group and  vendors

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • 4-5 years of relevant Industry Merchandising and Buying experience
  • Firm understanding of Retail Math and Fundamentals
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (proficiency in Excel a must)
  • Able to perform high repetition work and data entry for multiple hours at a time
  • Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding time management skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure and prioritize competing tasks/initiatives
  • SQL knowledge is a plus

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

    • Willingness and ability to travel to as needed
    • Ability to work consistently through repetitive tasks
    • Firm understanding of Retail Math and Fundamentals
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (proficiency in Excel a must)
    • Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Outstanding time management skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure and prioritize competing tasks/initiatives

BONUS POINTS

  • Experience working at a medium to large ecommerce company
  • Powersports enthusiast (or at least bike-curious) 

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