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Purchasing Manager


Posted by Liberty Mountain on 07/10/2019

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Purchasing

Company Type: Accessories, Apparel/SoftGoods, HardGoods/Equipment, Retail

State: UT

City: Sandy

Country: United States

Required Experience: 5 - 7 years

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

Job Description

Purchasing Manager for Liberty Mountain’s camping segments. Perform a variety of duties related to purchasing, inventory management, forecasting, reporting, and market analysis. Prepare product information for catalog and website presentation. 


  • Accountable for all purchasing and replenishment of inventory.
  • Analyzes and monitors sales records, trends and economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns to forecast demand.
  • Negotiates prices, discount terms and transportation arrangements for merchandise.
  • Works with sales and purchasing personnel to obtain information about customer needs and preferences.
  • Examines, selects, orders, and purchases merchandise consistent with quality, specification requirements and other factors.
  • Research, identify, vet, and recommend new vendors and/or products.
  • Inputs data to organize and locate inventory in Navision, and operate spreadsheets.
  • Own and continually improve demand and forecasting process.
  • Sets or recommends mark-up rates and selling prices for merchandise.
  • Interviews and works closely with vendors to obtain and develop desired products.
  • Manages Buying team.
  • Maintains department budget.
  • Some domestic travel required.


  • Minimum 5 years buying experience, preferably in the outdoor industry.
  • Excellent computer skills are necessary. 
    • Proficiency with Excel, Word and Outlook.
    • Data management and reporting skills.
  • Familiarity with outdoor equipment.
  • Strong communication and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to write concise and complete product descriptions for web and catalog publication. 
  • Proficiency in business math.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Personnel management experience.


  • Required Education: Bachelor degree
  • Preferred Education: degree is Business, Suppy Chain or related field 

About Liberty Mountain

Liberty Mountain is a growing full-line distributor of products designed for backpacking, camping, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and other outdoor recreation. Liberty Mountain prides itself in supplying the industry with new innovative equipment through dedication, hard work, integrity, quality, and great customer service. Our motto is “Everything for the Outdoors." The company has been in business for over 50+ years and is currently offering service to thousands of customers worldwide.