Sr Buyer - Men's apparel

Zumiez Lynnwood, WA

About the Job

Job Title: Men's Apparel Sr. Buyer
Department: Buying
Reports To: DMM


The senior buyer is responsible for buying, allocating and overseeing larger volume categories/vendors. They are responsible for translating their open to buy to a buying plan and a defined assortment plan.


  • Independently manage large percent of department business
  • Formulate and execute product placement strategies with visual merchandising
  • Propose and drive plan changes to react to current business trends with leadership
  • Manage stock levels to seasonal targets
  • Own assortment planning for your sightline
  • Identify and implement improvements to buying process with leadership approval
  • Drive cross departmental action through presentation of department strategy
  • Own markdowns and consolidation strategy for categories of responsibility
  • Maximize sales and margin opportunities
  • Project Manager for team projects
  • Recruit, Hire and Train new members of the buying team
  • Conduct performance reviews and manage employees to success
  • Create and execute product promotion strategies
  • Directly manage a small team


  • 5-7 Years buying experience including large scale/multi door buying with at least one year of management experience
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Excellent understanding and application of "retail math" and business analysis
  • Ability to motivate, teach and manage successful performance of others
  • Demonstrated ability to express creativity and innovative ideas
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • In depth knowledge of the skate consumer, market and industry to be able to find ways to capitalize
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems
  • Ability and willingness to work hard in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment both independently and as a team member
  • Advanced computer skills in buying products (ie Toolbox)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other applicable systems
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • High attention to detail


  • Ability to sit in a stationary position in an office environment for extended periods of time and work on a PC without limitations
  • Must be able to distinguish and inspect materials on product
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery