Merchandise Manager, Senior Buyer for Yellowstone General Stores
Company: Delaware North
Location: West Yellowstone
Posted on: November 22, 2021
The OpportunityDelaware North Parks and Resorts is hiring a
Merchandise Manager/Senior Buyer to oversee merchandise strategy
and execute buy plans at Yellowstone General Stores in Montana. In
this role, you will manage merchandise planning, product
assortments and buying for a multimillion-dollar retail operation
including twelve brick & mortar locations as well as ecommerce.
This position serves as a link between the overarching Parks and
Resorts Merchandise Strategy and the location specific guest
experience. This role is a key member of a team determining
vendors, programs and pricing for the Parks and Resorts
division.Relocation assistance may be
Set annual merchandise plans for
Yellowstone General Stores, based on analysis and review of prior
season, trends, new product development concepts and Brand
elevation, vendor changes, store set evaluation and changes, and
strategy set by Director of Merchandise and VP of Retail. Works on
subsidiary merchandise team led by VP of Retail on corporate retail
merchandise planning and execution, including group buys, RFPs,
cost negotiations and pricing strategy.Responsible for creating
merchandise plan per store and website, with input from site
retail, GM and client, and in alignment with Parks merchandise
strategy. Responsible for product plans to floor plan with plan o
gram details to be supported by retail store managers. Responsible
for giving needed guidance to Retail Planners as it relates to
Yellowstone General Stores retail plans. This includes reviewing
financial plans, monthly business levels and product placement.
Responsibility may include direct management of a Retail Planners,
including development.Responsible for meeting Financial Targets
including sales, inventory turn and margin. Includes management of
markdown and promotions.Working with Regional Controller and site
management to obtain necessary monthly sales forecast and trend,
creates and maintains an Open-to-Buy, sets annual OTB based on plan
and inventory targets.May support divisional or corporate projects
related to Merchandising and Inventory Management.Responsible for
representing the National Park Brand and reviewing all product
lines with the client. Products to support the National Park
Merchandise Interpretive Plan and events of the location.
Responsible for timely issuance of all Purchase Orders as part of
the overall seasonal calendar and dates established through vendor
meetings and team meetings.Support product training with
Yellowstone General Stores retail associates.Qualifications
- Minimum 5 years retail buying experience, preferably including
soft-lines and souvenirs or gifts.
- Bachelor s degree is preferred but not required.
- Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail.
- A proven logical approach to problem-solving.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with
multi-functional teams.Who We AreAt Delaware North, you ll love
where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds.
Whether it s in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks,
iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there s no telling where
your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great
work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth.
If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen -
share our vision and grow with us.Delaware North Companies,
Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all
positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender,
national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual
orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North
is an equal opportunity employer. Associated topics: buyer,
display, inventory, merchandise, purchase, raw material, ship,
shipment, store, supply chain
Keywords: Delaware North, Billings , Merchandise Manager, Senior Buyer for Yellowstone General Stores, Executive , West Yellowstone, Montana
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