Buyer - Dyehard Fan Supply
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Dyehard Fan Supply, a portfolio company of Teall Capital Partners, is reimagining the game-day and e-commerce merchandise business by specializing in providing boutique retail merchandise at sporting and entertainment events, as well as online for its clients. Dyehard proudly serves more than 35 partners and is growing rapidly from a combination of recent acquisitions as well as organically through our stellar reputation.


Here at Dyehard, we are looking for innovative self-starters who want to be a part of an organization that is helping reshape the merchandise fan experience across the nation. If you have a passion for sports, entertainment, fashion, merchandise and for providing EXCEPTIONAL customer experiences, we want to hear from you.


Our best asset is our people. We invest in our people and expect them to invest in us. We hire people who understand what it means to serve a client. We believe in doing the right thing, the right way at the right time and exceeding our clients’ expectations, and our clients to think of us as partners, not vendors. We help them innovate and become better every day. We have a wide range of clients and we run at quite a fast pace during the sports season to not just keep up, but to stay ahead. If you like the excitement of a fast paced, fun environment, you have found the right place!

The Buyer is responsible for building product assortments, assisting in the development of sales plans, and supporting the merchandising effort for defined categories and properties within the Company. This position plays a critical role in the ongoing operations of the wholesale, retail and e-commerce business.


Responsibilities:

  • Work with the MM to build sales, margin, and inventory turn plans by season/category/property.
  • Build assortment plans by season/category/property to ensure DFS meets/exceeds sales plans.
  • Adhere to Brand and Licensing Guidelines for a variety of properties and ensure product accuracy prior to production.
  • Monitor and maintain proper inventory levels by season/category/property to meet/exceed inventory turn plans.
  • Interact regularly with property General Managers to confirm that DFS is supporting local trends.
  • With assistance from our Operations Division, prepare purchase orders as necessary, checking for accuracy and completeness before issuing.
  • Review vendor acknowledgements against issued purchase orders and resolve any discrepancies with the supplier to the best advantage of the Company.
  • Create regular reports, with MM direction, showing progress towards stated financial goals.
  • Provide proper oversight to ensure all orders and produced and received in a timely fashion.
  • Control and manage inventory items in POS systems.
  • Through workshops, vendor interaction, and industry publications, stay up to date with industry trends to ensure products ordered are meeting customer demand.
  • Strong analytical skills are needed to analyze the business as well as an understanding of the Open to Buy process.
  • Negotiating and communication skills are needed to work with vendors to create the best deals. Including evaluating the pros and cons of each vendor based on price, quality, speed of delivery and other factors.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience working in a retail buying or merchandising environment
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks while managing interruptions
  • Experience in sports licensing is highly recommended

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
  • Team player and work well in partnership with cross-function teams
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively negotiate with outside vendors
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process and ability to leverage various aspects in order to contain or reduce costs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • High degree of organizational skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, strong Excel skills
  • Proficient in ERP and PLM systems environment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Passionate for consumer goods within college and professional sports industry
  • Experience with sourcing, buying and managing licensed merchandise
  • Agile and who thinks outside-of-the-box
  • Resilient to change while processed are developed and mainstreamed