ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS Assistant Buyer, Youth & License Salary in the United States

How much does a Assistant Buyer, Youth & License make at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS in the United States? The average salary for Assistant Buyer, Youth & License at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS in the United States is $188,111 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $161,654 and $214,568. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does a Assistant Buyer, Youth & License do at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS?

Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

Job Description:


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study

Work Experiences:

  • 0-3 years experience
  • Corporate retail experience preferred


  • Strong communication skills with individuals at various levels
  • Build strategic work relationships with category management team, vendors and colleagues
  • Ability to multi-task, and effectively prioritize workload in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment while remaining detailed and organized
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency, able to work both independently and on a team
  • Maintain the customer perspective as a driving force behind business decisions and activities
  • Analyze, draw independent conclusions and present findings and recommendations to achieve company goals and strategic objectives
  • Work with minimal supervision, with wide latitude for the use of initiative, discretion and independent judgment
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite (especially Excel)


  • Manage the advertising process, including analyzing sales volume and trends, identifying and selecting products, ascertaining sample needs, monitoring and managing product inventory, creating financial projections, and making recommendations to marketing team on which products are selected to advertise in both print and digital
  • Create all orders adhering to tight deadlines, utilizing discovery buy sheets, and understanding which of Size Optimization or DC Splits applies. Communicate with vendors to ensure orders are processed accurately.
  • Manage all aspects of item setup and item ranging to ensure product arrives at the right stores using the appropriate allocation process.  Maintain vendor relationships and ongoing communication with vendors, ensure selection of correct classes and attributes (which affects reporting), and differentiate reporting between new and current items
  • Manage relationships with Ecomm only vendors to curate the assortment that is chosen for online.  Analyze online sales performance, which is key in selecting assortments for store placement based on market trends, sales predictions and store needs.
  • Responsible for input of monthly pricing, including markdowns and hot deals, as well as checking MAP pricing for each vendor, to ensure compliance with marketing guidelines and standards
  • Review brand profit margins, make suggestions for modifications to product inventory and pricing strategies, and negotiate pricing with select vendors 
  • Assist Buyer in all aspects of the Line Review process, including presenting buying strategies and financial projections to key business stakeholders
  • Research market trends and conduct market analysis to ensure all items in assortment, including drop ship assortments, are priced competitively against our core group of competitors
  • Work directly with Category Management Team (Buyer, Planner, Replenishment Analyst, Forecast Analyst, Omnichannel Merchandiser and Space Planner) to develop cost effective buying and product placement strategies, through managing and controlling inventory, that drive sales and achieve the financial goals of the department
  • Provide analysis of advertising for Category Manager, complete Ad proofing and system updates as required
  • Communicate Ad plans monthly to each supplier
  • Own Open Order report and ensure past due purchase orders are cleaned up regularly, including evaluating and approving alternative order selections  
  • Enter, revise, proof, email and track/monitor shipments, deliveries, purchase orders, and transfers; prepare re-orders, fill-ins, and closeout orders as needed
  • Leads collaboration with support teams on allocation, advertising, new store openings and private label development 
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Academy policies, procedure, and safety rules
  • Duties may change; associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior
  • Regular attendance required
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary
  • Up to 10% travel, overnight stays as needed

Full time

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS Assistant Buyer, Youth & License in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $161,654 to $214,568 with an average total cash compensation of $188,111. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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