Farm & Ranch Buyer
North 40 Outfitters
To tell the story of North 40 Outfitters is to tell a success story of the people of the Northwest. We do what we love, and love what we do because we’re passionate. We’re dedicated. We give it all we’ve got and then we get up in the morning and do it all over again. We’re farmers and ranchers. We’re barrel racers and river chasers. We’re honest. We’re helpful. And our families, our friends, and our communities are everything. This is us. This is who we are. It’s what we do every day.
Serve Our Customers
North 40 Outfitters in Great Falls, MT is looking to hire a knowledgeable and self-motivated individual to join our team as Farm & Ranch Buyer. We believe that each team member plays a vital role in the success of our company, and we are looking for authentic and enthusiastic people who love our lifestyle and believe in service before self. Do you have a background in purchasing or the farm & ranch industry? Would you like to work for a company that prides itself on being a resource for the community? If so, you could be the person we are looking for!
We offer a competitive wage as well as a rewarding work environment, and generous benefits and perks such as paid holidays, a 401(k) option, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, and a phenomenal employee discount on all products North 40 sells. If you want to be a part of a team that values hard work and authenticity, we want to talk to you.
North 40 Outfitters is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Willingness to share credit, work with others in a team environment, and define success collectively rather than individually
Ability to take the initiative, embrace change, and learn new things
Drive to be dependable, and to perform well against the expectations of the role
Purchasing and negotiations experience required
Possess extensive knowledge/experience about the agriculture, automotive, and fencing industry
Gather, evaluate, and interpret multiple data points to make strategic buying and category decisions
Responsible for related product life cycle from planning and initial release to monitoring trends, replenishment, and clearance process including ad planning and placement
Follow guidelines to expand, add or discontinue product based on historical selling patterns/forecasts.
Negotiate category buys and adjustments.
Analyze business weekly and monthly to develop strategies that should be defined at the top level then drill down for action plan and execution deliverables.
Maintain strong, positive, and productive relationships with current vendors and the store’s sales and marketing teams to execute strategies
Monitor competition, both from “brick and mortar” stores and online retailers and pursue competitive advantages.
Partner with fellow buying team to analyze category sales and inventory challenges. As a team, develop action plans and distribute responsibilities equitably and report on progress.
Communicate trends, review strategies, and monitor progress weekly on broad array of SKU’s.
Supervise Assistant Buyer(s) to ensure achievement of category goals and financial plan.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge through publications, research, vendor, and manufacturer contacts, workshops, personal networks, and attendance at industry shows.
Have an unquenchable passion for the retail industry and all things outdoors.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A FARM & RANCH BUYER AT NORTH 40?
Our buyers are integral to our commitment to providing our customers with high-quality products, selected for value and usability. As our Farm & Ranch Buyer, you will have strong attention to detail, mathematical skills, an intimate knowledge of automotive products, and the ability to prioritize and execute within a fast-paced environment. In this role, you will also need to be a strong multitasker and be able to address daily questions while still planning out strategies.
WORK SCHEDULE FOR A FARM & RANCH BUYER
Our Buyers typically work around 55 hours a week. They are expected to work in the office during the business hours of 8 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday in addition to working remotely on evenings/weekends as needed.