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El Segundo , California
United States
Retail - Buyer/Assistant Buyer
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Sports Apparel Buyer


Big 5 Sporting Goods is now hiring a Sports Apparel Buyer.  Potential candidates must have current or prior buying experience in activewear. This position is located at our corporate office in El Segundo, CA.




  • Will manage the development of our activewear product line to deliver merchandise with tremendous consumer appeal and value.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with new and current vendors.
  • Negotiate beneficial terms and conditions with all vendors.
  • Improve Company sales goals while managing inventory levels.
  • Work with members of the merchandising team on product development, implementation, and execution into existing stores.
  • Perform in-depth market research to identify the best trending products for our target customers.




  • Responsible for writing a merchandising budget and open-to-buy.
  • Active participation in advertising processes.
  • Must have strong measurable analytical skills
  • Must possess a demonstrable knowledge of product development, planning, distribution of domestic and overseas manufacturing.
  • Must stay current on what our competitors are carrying, supporting, and promoting.
  • Must show the initiative to find new business partners, items, and categories.
  • Must have strong negotiation skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, self-motivated, well organized, detail-oriented, and the ability to multi-task.


Benefits include:


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance available
  • 401 (K) Plan/Profit sharing with Company match
  • Paid vacations and PTO
  • Employee discounts, Tickets at Work, and product Pro-forms
  • Company sponsored education assistance
  • Kinecta Credit Union Membership
  • Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Discounts from strategic partners, such as: Verizon, Ford, Office Depot, Dell Computers, Brandman University (Chapman University), University of Phoenix, LA Fitness, Colorado Technical Institute and Bellevue University.


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