Academy Sports + Outdoors Associate Buyer, Fitness Equipment in Katy, Texas
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Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth .
At least 5 years of related experience.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience required.
Communication - effective listening, speaking, and writing
Computer - proficient in Excel, Lotus Notes, Word and ability to learn Oracle Retail applications.
Regular attendance required.
Domestic and international travel required.
Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
Negotiates and buys merchandise for assigned categories.
Helps manage Open to Buy ensuring margins, turns, and profitability are within plan.
Determines assortment and item life cycles
Collaborates with planner on merchandise flow
Gives direction on regular, promotional, and clearance pricing
Analyzes supplier performance and makes necessary adjustments.
Analyzes product performance at the store level within assigned category
Collaborates with Replenishment Analyst on inventory levels and distribution.
Collaborates with eCom merchandiser regularly on assortment, placement, promotions, and marketing
Works with Category Manager on ad layouts, item selection, and ad proofing Oversees advertising for assigned categories.
Analyzes ads and drives change to optimize ad performance.
Conducts line reviews for assigned categories Initiates Plan-O-Grams.
Works with stores and distribution center to answer questions, and identifies and resolves issues.
Searches for new suppliers, categories, and items.
Shops competition to compare products, pricing, merchandising, etc.
Manages category management team for their assigned categories
Negotiate vendor allowances and terms.
Tours Academy stores.
Required to learn company safety rules, policies, and procedures.
Duties may change and associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law.