Buyer - Sierra Trading Post | Division of The TJX Companies, Inc.

Sierra Trading Post, is part of the TJX Companies, Inc. the leading off- price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. Sierra Trading Post was acquired by TJX in 2012; we are an off-price Internet retailer of brand name outdoor gear, family apparel and footwear, sporting goods and home fashions.

 

Sierra Trading Post offers consumers an ever-changing selection of merchandise for active families, at great value. Based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Sierra Trading Post launched its e-commerce site, SierraTradingPost.com, in 1998.

At the end of 2014, Sierra Trading Post also operated 6 stores, averaging approximately 28,000 square feet in size, in the U.S. We plan to open 2 additional stores this year that integrate the value-driven outdoor concept of Sierra Trading Post with the successful off-price model for which our retail brands are known.

The planned growth of the Sierra Trading Post division has created an opportunity for a Merchandise Buyer, in Outdoor Sportswear.  This newly created key role reports directly to the Merchandise Manager of the High Performance areas area and is based in our Cheyenne, Wyoming headquarters with flexibility to also work in our Fort Collins, Colorado satellite office. We are seeking a buyer with a passion for the outdoor and sportswear while understanding core business metrics and analytics.  This person must thrive on building partnerships by eloquently explaining our business model, be a strong negotiator and embrace a dynamic work environment.

These categories have been identified as growth areas and we are looking for a catalyst that can cultivate and manage this responsibility.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The categories encompassed in the position include outdoor lifestyle apparel, casual outdoor accessories and performance first/base layers for men and women.

Ecommerce or omni buying experience preferred.

Candidate must demonstrate a proven track record of exceeding business goals.

The candidate must relocate to Cheyenne, WY or Fort Collins, CO areas. There is opportunity to work part-time out of the Fort Collins Technology Office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Category management:

  • Build strong product assortments that are compelling and represent incredible value and excitement to the customer;
  • Demonstrate the ability to strategically analyze and understand a multi category open-to-buy;
  • The ability to purchase goods under specific margin, inventory turn and net investment requirements;
  • Establish strategic plans for sales, inventory and growth;
  • Manage markdowns;
  • Pulse of the marketplace and competition;
  • Analyzing and reacting to business trends.

Review products for potential purchase with the ability to:

  • Perform inventory analysis;
  • Perform sales history analysis;
  • Determine quantity to be purchased based on a cash neutral position;
  • Determine what strategic price points must be hit while achieving starting margin goals;
  • Negotiate with vendor to purchase merchandise with the best possible price value relationship.
  • Develop and maintain strong business partnerships through communication, integrity and follow-through;
  • Persuasiveness – be able to motivate and influence others through verbal and written communication;
  • Comfortable presenting proposals and STP business model to upper level management;
  • Work with international and domestic vendors to develop special make up products, ensuring quality, function and fit are within the STP standards;
  • Work with ecommerce and catalog merchandising coordinators to promote product;
  • Demonstrate poise, tactfulness and diplomacy including positive people skills, and a team approach attitude;
  • Maintain flow of office responsibilities -computer (proficient with Word, Excel), daily communication, phone coverage, working with other departments;
  • Proofing product copy and images on website;
  • Travel to industry trade shows and vendor headquarters. Approximately 30+ days travel per year:
  • Reports to DMM

 

Why work at STP?

 

We’re glad you asked. Some say this is a great place to work because we keep it casual and fun while working really hard to make our company great day in and day out. That makes STP a primo place for career-minded folks who want to learn, grow and contribute from the moment they join our team. Sierra Trading Post has been around for more than 25 years, and it’s grown like crazy. Do we plan on being here for another 25 and another 25 after that? You bet we do. As the result of our drive to innovate, we’re consistently named a Top Internet Retailer. We’ve opened six retail locations throughout the West, and we’ve been a front runner in social media and mobile technologies from the get-go. (In fact, we manage both social and mobile app design entirely in-house!) Ask around. Your friends and neighbors know Sierra Trading Post. We’re always finding new ways to save them dough on sweet gear, clothes, shoes and other treasures. It’s sort of like being Santa Claus 365 days a year!

The TJX Companies, Inc. ranks No. 103 in the 2015 Fortune 500 listings, with $29.1 billion in revenues in 2014, more than 3,300 stores in 7 countries, 3 e-commerce sites, and approximately 198,000 Associates. We operate T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com, in the United States; Winners, HomeSense, and Marshalls (combined, TJX Canada) in Canada; and T.K. Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, and Austria, as well as HomeSense and tkmaxx.com in the U.K. (combined, TJX Europe).

We see ourselves as a global, value retailer and our off-price mission is to deliver great value to consumers through the combination of brand, fashion, price, and quality. We offer a rapidly changing assortment of brand name and designer merchandise at prices generally 20%-60% below department and specialty store regular prices on comparable merchandise, every day. With our value proposition and exciting treasure-hunt shopping experience, we believe that our demographic reach is among the widest in retail as we attract a broad range of fashion and value conscious consumers across many income levels and demographic groups.

TJX is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Please apply using the below link:

https://performancemanager.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=99428&company=TJX&username=

Email: ashley_proietti@tjx.com
Webste: http://www.tjx.com/business/businesses_stp.html