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Associate Buyer- Team Sports Headquarters

Company name
DICK'S Sporting Goods.

Coraopolis, PA

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The Associate Buyer owns a subcategory of product; this includes establishing and maintaining supplier relationships to purchase products for a subcategory. This position also supports the buyer or senior buyer in category and subcategory strategy development.


Job Duties & Responsibilities

Develop and manage merchandise assortments for subcategory of product, in partnership with the buyer - including selecting and purchasing merchandise by considering type, quality, source, timing, delivery, mix, and promotion

Optimize sales, inventory levels and gross margin dollars by analyzing, evaluating/recommending, negotiating and executing adjustments as needed, with their business partners (Vendors, Planning & AR).

Analyze economic, financial, market, competitive/noncompetitive and industry data to assess current business strategies or identify future business opportunities. Assume the customer's perspective and ensure merchandising strategies will meet customer needs (current and future).

Establishing ad quantities and orders with Allocations Department to support planned sales for our regional marketing initiatives.

Shop national DSG stores, as well as other comparative retail stores, to identify new trends and opportunities, evaluate merchandise mix, evaluate competition, and translate findings into executable product plans.

Build strategic relationships with vendors and cross functional partners and Directors to discuss the business overall, recent trends, etc. Leverage vendor relationships to gain knowledge and data as it pertains to product category. Partner with buyers to manage product selection and pricing negotiations.

Creates reports to assist in managing the business. Ensures accuracy of merchandising reports, assortment sheets, and receipts.

Education Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Merchandising or Business Related field

Experience Requirement

3 - 5 Years

Previous experience as Assistant Buyer preferred

Technological Requirements

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Excellent written & verbal communication skills

Business acumen

Customer-service oriented

Strong Interpersonal and client consultation skills

Self-motivated and results oriented

Strong presentational skills

Problem solving & troubleshooting capabilities

Execution skills

Ability to drive projects and manage project teams

Ability to work effectively in a team environment

In depth analytical skills

Strong detail orientation

Superior organizational abilities

Retail Math

Ability to travel

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Company Profile
DICK’S Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 when an 18 year-old Dick Stack was working at an Army surplus store in Binghamton, New York. An avid fisherman, Dick was approached by the store owner to come up with a list of products needed to get into the fishing tackle business. After Dick presented his suggestions, the owner told him he was a dumb kid and had no idea what he was doing. Dick was upset and promptly quit. He went to his grandmother’s house where he spent a lot of time as a kid and told her what had happened.

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