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Assistant Buyer/Merchandise Manager

Date:  Oct 13, 2021

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

We offer a variety of professional career opportunities at our corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado. Our corporate headquarters team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more about positions at our corporate office. Visit www.vailresortscareers.com 



As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Job Summary:

The Assistant Buyer/Merchandise Manager serves as both a support and developmental position within the merchant team.  It is specifically responsible for supporting the buying team and partnering with cross functional teams to execute the merchandising strategy that meets or exceeds financial goals for their respective departments.  In addition, this position provides the training and education to develop their career in merchandising.


Job Qualifications:

  • Assist manager with the implementation of category/company initiatives.
  • Participate in the evaluation of sales trends, and the implementation of sales growth programs
  • Develop understanding of financial reporting metrics including sales, margin and inventory turn.
  • Assist in the life cycle management of product categories (Markdowns, Stock balancing, and Reorders)
  • Assist in assortment planning, PO execution, and vendor communication
  • Collaborates with Merchant team and cross functional teams to help drive opportunities and sell through
  • Assist in the communication of category initiatives to vendors, operational teams and other stakeholders
  • Opportunity to attend local trade shows and vendor line reviews as approved by manager
  • Work in stores (as needed) to help with merchandising and sales.
  • Develop individual Leadership through Vail Resorts sponsored internal training/leadership development programs.
  • Supports Vail Resorts Core Values:  Do Right, Drive Value, Serve Others, Have Fun and Be Safe  


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 2+ years of relevant Retail/Rental experience with: Retail/Rental applications, inventory management, merchandising systems, Store sales and operations, etc.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, such as Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Communicate fluently with co-workers and guests in accurate spoken and written English
  • Clear understanding of basic financial measures
  • Attention to detail with sound analytical skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize work load and timeline management


  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills in Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Excel including pivot tables, advanced formulas and data manipulation.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills


 The budgeted range starts at $21.59-$26.99.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 361353