Buyer - Power Equipment & Off Highway Vehicles

  • Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply
  • 2311 North 7th Avenue, Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Nov 04, 2020
Full time Inventory Other Purchasing-Procurement Retail

Job Description

The Buyer is the category leader for their assigned family of business as it relates to product assortment, pricing, and stock levels. The Buyer balances meeting the needs of our stores and customers while achieving financial results that further the success of Murdoch’s. This role operates with considerable independence and judgment when completing projects and procurements.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Drive sales growth through listening to our stores, industry peers, and other sources to meet customer demand
  • Maintain high in-stock rates, healthy turn and strong margins within their family of business
  • Maintain a high level of product knowledge within assigned category
  • Structure & maintain product data in a way that supports a solid understanding of what’s happening to key metrics within the business
  • Build strong product assortments with suppliers, negotiating improved programs related to all aspects of our vendor partnerships
  • Attend trade shows and network with industry peers to keep ahead of market trends
  • Understand and embrace our Midco Distributing strategy to realize significant cost savings
  • Partner with Planning Analyst to achieve planned sales, margin and inventory turn targets
  • Partner with Logistics to realize freight savings & efficiency
  • Partner with Marketing to drive effective promotions that drive sales
  • Partner with Training Coordinator to deploy effective product training
  • Partner with Operations to gather feedback and take appropriate action
  • Partner with Finance in maintaining an accurate and efficient billing process
  • Partner with eCommerce to ensure proper product assets are in place to support online sales
  • Provide effective leadership to Purchasing Assistant
  • Work with Divisional Merchandise Manager to develop and deploy an effective inventory management plan for their family of business
  • Utilize both writing and verbal skills to clearly communicate issues to all levels
  • Other responsibilities as called upon

Supervisory Areas of Responsibility (if applicable):

  • Ensure Purchasing Assistant(s) are equipped with appropriate and necessary training resources so as to further develop a high performing team
  • Develop and deploy an effective inventory management plan for their family of business

Skill Set Requirements:

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required
  • Education - Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or equivalent is preferred, though not mandatory
  • Experience - a minimum of five years relatable experience and/or training
  • A strong understanding of applicable terms and metrics including but not limited to: Sales, Margin, GMROI, Sell Thru Percents, Turn, Comp Store Analysis, Defective Rates, Fill Rates, Terms, Dating, etc
  • A strong competency in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel Pivot Tables
  • A strong competency in understanding and articulating the financial performance of the assigned category

Job Position Statistics:

  • Financial results as it pertains to sales, margin and inventory turn
  • Attitude and actions aligned with supporting our stores and company goals
  • Actions and attitude aligned with Mission, Values, and Principles
  • Team work
  • Positive attitude

Physical Demands:

  • Extensive travel required
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Repetitive wrist movements on keyboard
  • Close vision for PC work
  • Bending, carrying, and pushing
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions