Assistant Buyer - Bike Hardgoods

Merchandise Park City, Utah Kimball Junction, 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

Seek it. Find it. Send it. We help customers seek the perfect gear for their backcountry, find their awe, and send it their way. Through our five brands—Backcountry, Competitive Cyclist, MotoSport, Bergfreunde, and Steep&Cheap—we give our customers the gear, knowledge, and inspiration they need to chase life’s greatest moments. We foster local outdoor communities around the locations of our expanding number of retail stores, and we’re actively creating a more inclusive and equitable outdoors for all through our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives.

We’re a company of Gearheads and we offer personalized expertise at every level of the organization. This means we curate the best assortment of premium gear and apparel, a premium shopping experience, personalized Gearhead advice, super-fast and accurate fulfillment, and aspirational and informative content.

We take growth and personal fulfillment seriously. For our employees—aka, our Herd—this means career growth potential and the ability to take ownership and make an impact daily. We offer perks like an exceptional gear discount, an annual summer Adventure Contest, summer barbecues, and a pet-friendly office. 

When you join the Backcountry Herd, you join a crew that is passionate about their jobs and equally stoked on the outdoors. Pre-dawn skintrack laps are the norm, MTB rides are our lunch break, and you’ll regularly find coworkers hitting the trail together post-work. Benefits are competitive and include medical, dental, vision, and disability & life insurance, paid maternity and paternity leave, 401(k) matching, Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account.