Category/Buying Manager-Sporting Goods-Denver

Job title: Category/Buying Manager-Sporting Goods-Denver
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Denver, CO
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 402648
Contact name: Cristina Sparkman
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Outdoor Sporting Goods retail and e-commerce company is looking for a Category Merchandising/Buying Manager to join their team in Colorado!!

  • This Category Merchandising Manager will own the vision, strategy and business results for new product categories, being responsible for developing annual and mid-term seasonal strategies, guiding go-to-market plans, and coordinating cross-functional execution within the organization.
  • The Category Merchandising Manager should be well-versed in all aspects of performance including budgeting, merchandise financial plan, goals, key reports & analysis, and acceleration or gap closing plans.
  • This Category Merchandising Manager will also have ownership over the buying process including range selection, vendor relationships, etc. while partnering closely with Visual Merchandising and Marketing.



  • BA degree with no less than 5+ years experience in retail buying, new vendor introduction, product management
  • Proven experience leading a team of buyers
  • Strong negotiation skills and relationship management experience
  • Truly understand how to partner and work with cross-functional teams with a reputation for influencing others and earning trust across various levels and organizations
  • Know how to take initiatives from conceptualization through completion of large-scale projects
  • Self-starter and resourceful work ethic, great integrity
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Passionate about outdoor sports and activities, both winter and summer
  • Comfortable owning processes/deliverables and managing conflicting priorities
  • Understand how to succeed in a dynamic, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and comfortable with ambiguity during times of transition
  • Willing and able to juggle multiple responsibilities, not someone who relies on a long list of tools/resources in order to complete the job or who is accustomed to delegating work to other teams/departments in a large corporation



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