Associate Buyer – Sporting Goods

Orscheln Farm & Home
Moberly, MO

Position Listing #22-30

About This Position

The Associate Buyer (Sporting Goods) is responsible for supporting the Buyer(s) in all aspects of developing, communicating, and executing the strategic business plans inside the Sporting Good Department.  In this position the individual will learn the buying and related processes.  This position is designed to help prepare an individual for a Buyer position.  Position reports to a Buyer(s).


  • Reports to assigned Buyer and assists in the achievement of the budget metrics – sales, gross margin $$ and %%, turn and vendor support/rebate dollars.
  • Works with the Buyer to manage, execute and communicate the line review process.
  • Supports the Buyer with product analysis for events and promotions.
  • Maintains the day-to-day management of assigned categories.
  • Communicates and executes the assortment building plans and planograms.
  • Executes all details of the advertising plans including entering flyer promos, creating Grow promotions as well as other digital campaigns such as electronic look books. Also proofs ads as well as the point of contact for product details.
  • Works with inventory management and Marketing on assigned lines.
  • Negotiates costs, scan backs, and buy backs with vendors in conjunction with the Buyer. 
  • Aids in executing the test programs including detailed analysis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Negotiation skills, analytical skills, problem solving skills.
  • Self-starter – ability to work independently.
  • Good communication skills with stores and vendors.
  • Computer skills using Microsoft office applications.
  • Motivated to improve company results.
  • Team player in a fast-paced environment.
  • Travel required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations of selling firearms and ammunition.
  • Has at least 1 year of background in Sporting Goods or store knowledge in selling Sporting Goods.

Orscheln Farm & Home
Moberly, MO

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