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Retail Buyer

Company: 5.11, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page: Located in Irvine, California, 5.11 is the fastest-growing and most well-known brand of purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed and performance of tactical professionals and technical enthusiasts worldwide. With offices around the globe, 5.11 works directly with end users to create products that exceed rigorous standards and has allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity, and become the premier choice for those who always have to be ready. Our purpose-built gear has developed strong consumer demand, creating a direct-to-consumer business that is now our largest growth engine. 5.11 products can be purchased online, through authorized dealers and retailers, as well as at 5.11 company-owned retail stores. Our long-term vision is to build an iconic global brand rooted in innovating purpose-built gear for the most demand missions, inspiring the world to always be ready. POSITION SUMMARY: The Retail Buyer will identify, select, and manage the assortment for all 5.11 product categories. Support the merchandising strategies of the company and brand vision resulting in the attainment of its financial goals and objectives. Key responsibilities include purchase decisions, sales growth, inventory, and gross margin management. Work collaboratively with Planning, Allocation and Store Operations on reacting to business, driving sales, and coordinating inventory movement. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review sales performance and marketplace information to identify sales trends and business opportunities.
  • Analyze product trends and historical data at division, classification, and style level.
  • Provide input in sales forecast and OTB discussions that review sales and inventory against financial goals, recommending changes to future order quantities, deliveries, pricing, or markdown strategies.
  • Align with planning on pre-season financial plans for both perpetual and new seasonal products.
  • Support and compile data as needed to assist in developing seasonal strategies and financial targets.
  • Participate in bottoms-up planning that determine quantities for all styles, evaluate buys at style, class, and department level against initial plans.
  • Create, maintain, and communicate assortment line sheet changes to appropriate business partners on an ongoing basis.
  • Builds a strong relationship with the Category Managers, collaborating on the assortment strategy for Retail.
  • Engages in Go-to-Market (GTM) process and applies current selling and channel trend knowledge to support future product line architecture
  • Partners closely with the Visual Merchandising team early in the GTM process to deliver appropriate demand forecasts and a comprehensive view of the Retail store strategy.
  • Collaborates with Product and Supply Planning on speed to market and SMU programs as well as replenishment programs to meet in-stock targets.
  • Develop working knowledge of customer base through store visits. Get customer and store feedback to communicate to appropriate parties.
  • Develop and train Assistant Buyer QUALIFICATIONS:
    • 3+ years of prior experience in Buying (or Planning and Allocation)
    • Proficient computer skills - Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Strong analytical skills including the ability to read, analyze and interpret general retail reports.
    • Good eye for detail, understanding market movements and its effects on the numbers, creativity, capability of working under pressure, risk taking and decision-making ability.
    • Entrepreneurial attitude with a demonstrated ability to develop and drive strategy
    • Detail oriented with regard to numerical information.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. ETHOS: At 5.11 Tactical, everyone has the opportunity to be a leader and perform in an exceptional manner. We strive to uphold our Ethos which defines our culture - Trusted, Responsive, Accountable and Committed.
      • Strive to create trust in everything we do, starting with self-trust and relationship trust. We work on the components of integrity, intent, capability and results.
      • Responsive--
        • Listen to the needs of our end-user Professionals, then develop, produce and deliver solutions to their problems. Each of us chooses to be a leader and takes charge of what is within our circle of influence.
        • Accountable--
          • Seek to achieve results with a bias for action. We like to compete and be measured against the most demanding standards to ensure our continued success.
          • Overcome obstacles to accomplish our goals and support our team members when challenges arise. We complete commitments and seek to 'over-deliver" relative to expectations. 5.11 practice is to hire at age 18 and older. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: 5.11, Inc., Irvine , Retail Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Irvine, California

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