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Golf Merchandise Buyer Senior Specialist

Date:  Jan 18, 2023

Beaver Creek, CO, US

Company:  Beaver Creek Ski Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world. 


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 



Job Summary

The Beaver Creek Golf Club Merchandise Buyer and Manager seeks to maximize sales and profitability of the golf shop retail operations through the development and implementation of strategies, analysis, and appropriate reactions to sales trends along with overall support of golf shop sales, growth margin and turnover objective. The position offers outstanding golf service and merchandising program and partners with the Director of Golf around the targeted buying program.


Job Specifications

  • Outlet: Beaver Creek Golf Club / Beaver Creek
  • Starting Wage: $47,840 - $62,875
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full-Time / Year-Round
  • Housing may be available


Job Responsibilities

  • Develop business and long-range marketing plans supporting retail departmental goals, directions and priorities.
  • Train, motivate, and develop golf staff to ensure effective performance and growth through on the job training to sell and promote retail items.
  • Complete accurate forecasts evaluating financial components based on current trends, and knowledge of future events impacting business.
  • Develop strategies to ensure customer satisfaction and maximize business performance and profitability.
  • Formulate pricing policies by reviewing merchandising activities; determining additional needed sales promotions; authorizing clearance sales, and studying trends to develop a strong annual buying plan.
  • Ensure availability of merchandise and services by approving and maintaining proper inventory levels.
  • Work with vendors to ensure proper payment of invoices in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a clean, refreshed, and organized golf shop, club displays and storage room.
  • Responsible for writing orders, receiving merchandise, pricing merchandise, displaying merchandise, paying vendors, establish SOP’s, and other general merchandise duties.
  • Develop annual buying plan to sell in excess of $550,000 in gross merchandise sales.
  • Schedule appointments with manufacturer representatives for the purchasing of all soft goods and reviewing of all quality lines.
  • Available to attend national and local P.G.A. merchandise shows.


Job Qualifications

  • Degree in merchandising or fashion from an accredited University or Fashion School - strongly preferred
  • 1-year experience as a merchandise buyer - required
  • 2-years’ experience in managing a staff of 2 or more people at supervisor level - strongly preferred
  • Member of the AGM (Association Golf Merchandisers) - strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Internet, and inventory systems. Prefer experience with Jonas - required
  • Possess strong communication, organizational and people skills.
  • Possess basic information on inventory control procedures.
  • Previous retail or Club experience within hospitality, hotel and or golf environment is preferred.
  • Have the ability to deal with people in a courteous, professional manner.
  • Fluent communication both written and verbal, in English.
  • Possess strong communication, both written and oral, and organizational skills


The expected pay range is $47,840 - $62,875. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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 492254

Nearest Major Market: Denver