Assistant Buyer

Merchandise Park City, Utah

Position at Backcountry

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


  • Coordinate day-to-day office management and communication with vendors  
  • Monitor Open Order report daily and execute ASAP POs to fulfill orders as quickly as possible  
  • Maintain all PO due dates, and provide quick feedback to Customer Service regarding the status of inventory  
  • Coordinate the maintenance all POs - status, ship dates, terms  
  • Work with vendors, managers, vendor agreement managers, receivers and planners to resolve receiving  and overstock issues  
  • Provide analytical feedback to Merchandise Team and Planners regarding product trends and popularity  
  • Monitor the site map to ensure coherent layout of product groups, sub categories, pricing and categories  
  • Provide feedback to the Content Team on priorities and updates in images and copy  
  • Assist with product builds, images and information gathering  
  • Coordinate with Marketing/Promo to ensure merchandise is tied into promos and sales  
  • Creates reporting for Buyer and Associate Buyer as needed  


  • 1-2 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)  
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred