Senior Hardgoods Buyer

Algonquin Outfitters

NOTE: _This job is for a position at our Huntsville, Ontario store. You need to be able to commute to, or be willing to relocate to Huntsville, Ontario._
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Are you a buyer with an enthusiasm for watersports and outdoor adventures? Do you know waterskis, wakeboards and all their accessories like the back of your hand? Are you looking for a role that will allow you to showcase your ability to source the best products and also support our operations on the retail floor?

Join Algonquin Outfitters as our Senior Hardgoods Buyer! We are on the search for a buyer and merchandising specialist who is passionate about helping us to supply our customers with the best assortment of outdoor watersport products as well as providing a superior shopping experience to our customers.

This role has the option to be located in either our Huntsville or Haliburton location, so let us know which location would be best for you!

Did we mention that product testing is a perk of working with us?

What You Will Do (among other things…)

As AO’s Senior Hardgoods Buyer, you will be the lead buyer for our watersports products but your ability to help out with the snow-sports side of things would be great too! You will work directly with AO’s Owner and Controller and will partner with a diverse group of internal (store managers, receiving and floor staff) and external partners to translate our supplier offerings into a cohesive retail program that reflects who we are and the customers we serve.

You will stay on top of the current trends and brands and use your industry insight to emphasize our retail floor sales and merchandising. You will also work with our marketing team to contribute to our e-commerce and social media presence.

And you will also help us to grow and develop junior staff in our varying locations – we focus on building strong teams of talented individuals.

What You Will Need

Our Senior Hardgoods Buyer needs to be an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual. You will be a problem-solver who is analytical yet creative at the same time!

The ideal candidate will have education in retail management and bring 3 or more years of buying experience in hardgoods. This education and experience will help you to hit the ground running and make a positive impact to our offerings.

You will be a skilled negotiator with superior communication skills and have a desire to work in a successful family-owned business. As a family-owned operation, you will also understand the importance of wearing multiple hats and supporting the team, as a whole. You will be proud to represent AO and will do so with a high degree of professionalism.

And of course… a passion for outdoor adventures will be an asset!

What We Offer

This role is a permanent full-time opportunity with a salary range of $40,000 – $60,000 per year, commensurate with experience.

This role will work an average of 40-45 hours per week with additional hours required during our peak seasons.

In addition to your base pay, AO also offers a range of initiatives to support our employee’s well-being and work experience.

How to Let Us Know About You

Send us your resume and cover letter and let us know why you are excited about this opportunity. What should you include in your cover letter?

A brief note (1-2 paragraphs) on who you are including what you excel at and why you would be a great addition to the AO team

We thank everyone for their interest in joining our team! Once we review your resume and cover letter, if you have the qualifications we require for this job, we will be in touch to schedule an interview.

Who We Are

Algonquin Outfitters is an Outdoor Adventure Store with locations in Algonquin Park, Haliburton Highlands and Muskoka. We are family-owned and have been fueling adventures since 1961!

Our operations are diverse and provide opportunities for individuals with a variety of skill sets. If you have an interest in Algonquin Park, Canoe Trips, Camping, Hiking, Technical Outdoor Products or Retail Operations, we have several opportunities that may appeal to you!

AO looks for individuals who want to join a team that is passionate about enabling people to get outside and lead active and adventurous lifestyles! For many of us at AO, it’s not so much a job as it is a way of life.

What it is Like to Work Here

Working at AO isn’t so much about work as it is a life experience. We firmly believe in staff expertise in the products and services that we provide, and that means we encourage you to try as many of the activities AO has to offer.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $40,000.00-$60,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Store discount

Schedule:

  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
We take the health and well-being of our staff and customers very seriously. All of our stores feature plexiglass barriers, hand sanitization stations, and everyone is required to wear a mask while visiting our stores/serving our customers.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Ontario: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience:

  • outdoor retail industry: 2 years (preferred)

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