Men's Apparel Buyer

Zumiez - Lynnwood, WA

Posted: October 10th, 2018



The buyer is responsible for independently buying and allocating a defined number of categories/vendors. They are responsible for translating their open to buy to a buying plan and maximizing sales by incorporating business trend and influencing financial plan changes.


  • Independently manage significant buying categories/vendors
  • Formulate and execute product placement strategies with visual merchandising team
  • Drive plan changes to react to current business trends with Planner and leadership
  • Manage stock levels to seasonal targets
  • Own assortment planning for your categories/vendors sightline
  • Find and grow new category/vendor opportunities
  • Identify and implement improvements to buying process with leadership approval
  • Successfully present buying strategy cross departmentally
  • Own MDs and consolidation strategy for categories of responsibility
  • Maximize sales and margin opportunities
  • Project management for team projects
  • May participate in training and developing other team members
  • May manage a small team


  • 3-5 Years previous buying experience with some experience in large scale/multi door buying
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of work and education
  • Excellent understanding of "retail math" and business analysis
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About Zumiez

We are a leading multi-channel specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods, focusing on skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, motocross and BMX for young men and women. At February 1, 2014, we operated 551 stores; 511 in the United States, 28 in Canada and 12 in Europe. We operate under the names Zumiez and Blue Tomato.

Additionally, we operate ecommerce websites at www.zumiez.com and www.blue-tomato.com. We support the action sports lifestyle and promote our brand through a multi-faceted marketing approach that is designed to integrate our brand image with our customers' activities and interests.

This approach, combined with our differentiated merchandising strategy, store design, comprehensive training programs and passionate employees, allows us to provide an experience for our customers that we believe is consistent with their attitudes, fashion tastes and identities.