Xanterra Travel Collection (Xanterra) owns a growing group of hospitality, travel and leisure businesses operating in more than 30 countries. As the nation's largest National Park Concessioner (our original core business), environmental stewardship, compliance and sustainability are fundamental to everything we do. In the last decade, Xanterra has established itself as the industry leader in protecting and preserving the environment in national parks, private resorts and adventure travel. The company's 6500 (peak season) employees provide superior guest service to visitors from around the world who visit the company's 20+ hotels and lodges with more than 4,000 guest rooms, 45 retail stores, 55 restaurants, 1,500 campsites, a tourist train, and six cruise ships. Please see xanterra.com for more information on the company and its environmental initiatives, retail shops and guest activities in national parks such as Grand Canyon, Glacier and Yellowstone.
Xanterra Retail Assistant Buyers are responsible for supporting the Retail Buyer in managing retail store categories that are assigned including inventory control, replenishing stock, analyzing reports, achieving planned COS and driving top-line revenue. Responsibility for daily operational tasks relating to maintenance of data integrity in retail system, field/vendor communication, upkeep of regional assortments and floor plans. Manages the reorder process to insure consistent flow of product. Ensures stores achieve a high in-stock percentage especially on key items by utilizing the Raymark system. Works closely with the Corporate Retail Buyer to develop key assortments. Monitors sales to recognize slow selling items and suggests a process to replace with more viable product.
+ Utilize the Raymark inventory management system to prepare purchase orders for input and establish retail prices based on company margin and pricing strategies.
+ Analyzing sales and forecasting inventory levels needed to support rate of sale.
+ Evaluate on hand inventory to determine appropriate par levels for the setup of skus (styles) in order to utilize auto replenishment.
+ Responsible for tracking all orders to insure the consistent flow of goods. Assists with managing open-to-buy by monitoring stock levels through timely deliveries and stock balancing within.
+ Troubleshoot all order/receiving issues with property personnel and DC managers.
+ Assist Distribution Centers in monitoring distribution of product between D.C. and stores. Effectively monitor inventory, coordinate transfers and maintain adequate levels of inventory to ensure acceptable inventory turns.
+ Complete all new vendor setup and compliance along with vendor updates; coordinates non-compliance chargeback process with properties and corporate A/P.
+ Work with individual properties to add value to web store selection through addition of new products.
+ Travel to properties as required assisting support staff with executing merchandising strategies; assists in physical inventories as needed.
+ Attend local industry trade shows and Denver office vendor meetings for product sourcing purposes.
+ Provide leadership and direction to store managers and sales staff.
+ Other duties as assigned.
Work Closely with:
+ Corporate Retail Buyer, Director and Chief Merchandising & Supply Chain Officer in analyzing sales reports and store priorities.
+ Store management on merchandising changes, product development and promotions.
+ Vendors on product development, pricing, and vendor supplied fixtures.
+ Directors and General Managers for store remodels and seasonal store openings.
+ Managers on fixtures & product placement, promotions, graphics, signage, and other store changes.
+ Local Trade and Gift Shows.
+ Seasonal Store openings and inventories as needed.
+ Travel can include weekends, holidays, split shifts, and extra hours as needed.
+ Bachelor's Degree: Business, Retailing or Fashion Merchandising preferred or Associates Degree + 3 years related procurement/ buying experience
+ Minimum of 3 years' experience in multi-unit retail environment
+ Previous corporate retail experience, preferably in a multi-unit hospitality, tourist and souvenir driven retail setting.
+ Product development experience, working with both domestic and import supplier network.
+ Previous store operations experience is a plus.
+ Excellent communication/interpersonal skills.
+ Experience working with the National Park Service or government agency a plus.
+ Excellent knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office including Excel advance functions
+ Strong business math skills.
+ Ability to handle multiple priorities; self-motivated; good decision making.
+ Experience working with Inventory Management Systems.
+ Ability to make decisions, meet targets and work under pressure.
+ Excellent business, planning, creative and organizational skills
+ Experience using auto replenishment and forecasting models.
+ Ability to cohesively work well with others in a team environment supporting Xanterra's core values.
+ Professional appearance and demeanor.
+ Ability to accomplish physical aspects of the position including moderate to heavy lifting, long periods of standing and bending, and the ascent/descent of ladders.
+ Possess or be able to obtain a valid driver's license.
Requisition ID: 2019-21407
External Company Name: Xanterra Leisure Holding, LLC
Street: 6312 S FIDDLERS GREEN CIRCLE