Position Description

Associate Buyer - Billabong
Location Corporate Headquarters
City Huntington Beach
State/Territory California
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Company Overview

Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young‐minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company‐owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e‐ commerce channels.

Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans

The Associate Buyer will be responsible for managing specific categories under the supervision and leadership of the buyer.  This position will be based in Huntington Beach and will report to a Buyer.



  • Accessories, Women’s Footwear and Billabong Girls
  • Creating assortment plans to meet seasonal sales and margin targets
  • OTB and Inventory Management
  • Establish vendor and category contribution plans
  • Evaluate selling and reporting weekly/monthly to leadership
  • Order creation and entry
  • SKU Maintenance
  • Manage transfer and markdown files for designated categories
  • Work cross functionally with planning, allocation, visual merchandising, marketing, and store teams
  • Work with Buyer on career development and growth plan
  • Additional tasks as needed



  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong Retail Math skills
  • Ability to analyze and generate accurate sales, turn, and margin reports
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to work cross functionally in a fast-paced environment – flexible as day to day may change
  • Strong time management skills with a sense of urgency
  • Trend forecasting and Industry knowledge
  • Ability to learn internal business systems
  • Strong verbal and communication skills



  • 3+ years as an Assistant Buyer
  • Successfully managed a category in previous experience – “at once” businesses a plus
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher
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