Job Description

We at NM Shoes (New Balance) and Fleet Feet Albuquerque believe it’s a privilege to serve and remain committed to delivering unmatched service and support when outfitting customers in everything they need to have a successful run, whether that’s introducing them to their new favorite running shoes, socks, or gear, or inviting them to our next training program run. We like to keep things high-spirited, fast-paced, and fun. We don’t mind wearing more than a few hats and stepping in to help out wherever is needed. Our team is a group of knowledgeable and hardworking individuals who work, sweat, and live passionately. We run together to tackle a problem, reach a goal, get encouraged, and nurture our brand each day. We are in full pursuit to find hardworking people to join us on our quest and bring our core values to life.


Responsibilities

As a Buyer, you will sort and manage inventory by having a clear understanding of store and customer needs. Buying decisions will be based on product selection, price points, and inventory levels. You will have the opportunity to curate an assortment of products that engage and empower your local customer base. You will work with the executive team to complete weekly fill-in orders, future orders and handle special orders. Buyers are responsible for ensuring core products and sizes/quantities are always available. You will lead training and product education sessions for staff, and also communicate drop dates, selling points, sell-through strategy, store performance, product launches, and sales numbers. You will get this information by collaborating with our vendor partners and establishing positive relationships with tech reps and sales reps.


Qualifications

  • Available to work a flexible schedule, including mornings, days, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Professional and timely internal and external communication
  • Strong mathematical skills required
  • Ability to lift and move inventory as required (boxes can weigh up to 30 lbs)
  • Process-driven and detail-oriented
  • Able to work effectively in a cloud-based inventory management system
  • Has a basic understanding of retail buying principles and best practices
  • Strong communication skills and able to work within and manage a team
  • Proficient using vendor based order management sites (B2B websites)
  • Has a basic understanding of inventory management
  • Can follow a budget
  • Support all Brand initiatives, activities, and functions

Perks:

  • High energy and fun atmosphere
  • Community involvement and community service activities
  • Training Program and Product Discounts
  • Passionate team members