Club Merchandise Buyer

Salary: $22-25/hr based on experience, with commission incentives
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted January 10, 2023
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The Sonnenalp Club in Edwards is looking for a Full-Time Year-Round Merchandise Buyer to join our team! 

Wage Range: $22-25/hr based on experience, with commission incentives

Typical Schedule: 5 days per week

Primary Purpose of Position: Ensures merchandising priorities, strategies and tactics are aligned with the standards of the Sonnenalp Club and follows the established merchandise plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides superior, first-class customer service to members & guests.
  • Establishes merchandising plans, implements action steps and adjusts plan based on progress towards goals.
  • Maintains effective stock levels and ensures stock presentations are appropriate for all seasons.
  • Sells and maintains golf shop merchandise.
  • Assist with daily golf shop operations. Duties include making tee time reservations, opening & closing the golf shop. May require driving golf carts at times.
  • Places special orders upon request.
  • Ensures follow-up on past due orders and that canceled orders are communicated timely.
  • Receives merchandise, prices merchandise, enters into POS system, and monitors inventory levels.
  • Presents merchandise in attractive displays and rotates merchandise keeping a fresh look to golf shop.
  • Creates weekly displays showcasing new and unique products.
  • Assists with merchandising fitness floor retail & collaborates with Fitness
  • Club Manager on retails buys.
  • Submits invoices in a timely manner through accounting software. Works closely with the accounting office on accounts receivable and accounts payable issues. Ensures available discounts are utilized.
  • Performs monthly inventory counts to ensure proper inventory control.
  • Ensures stockrooms are kept organized so that items are easy to locate.
  • Ensures replacement and return policies are adhered to.
  • Monitors business volume forecast and plans accordingly in areas of manpower, productivity, costs and other expenses.
  • Works closely with other department heads to coordinate and order staff uniforms.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor


  • Certificate from college, technical school or accredited facility; or six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination and experience.

Special Skills/Equipment

  • Ability to read and speak English may be required in order to perform the duties of the job (e.g. the associates may be required to communicate with
  • English speaking customers or co-workers, the manuals for the equipment the associates may use are in English).
  • Previous experience with Point of Sale (POS) systems preferred.
  • Strong computer skills, to include the use of Excel, Outlook.
  • Highly motivated to achieve goals, excellent organizational skills and strong computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral communication skills.
  • Schedule flexibility with increased hours seasonally to accommodate seasonal changes in the hours of operation.
  • Valid Driver License

Essential Physical Requirements

  • Regularly stands, walks, reaches with hands and arms, talks or hears.
    Occasionally sits, climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crawls or crouches.
  • Frequently uses hands.
  • Frequently lifts up to 25 pounds. Regularly lifts up to 50 pounds.


  • Employee Housing Assistance
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Life & AD&D
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Pay
  • Golf Privileges
  • Use of Sonnenalp Club Fitness facility
  • Resort Discounts at Club & Hotel
  • Uniform Budget
  • Shift meal

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Job Benefits

  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement
  • Ski Pass
  • Wellness

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