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Zoofari Parks

Corporate Retail Sales Buyer

Zoofari Parks, LLC (operating as Virginia Safari Park, Gulf Breeze Zoo and Alabama Safari Park), with its 20+ year history of successful attractions, has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. We are expanding and adding the position of Corporate Retail Sales Buyer to our company. This position requires periodic travelling at certain times of the quarter/year to our various parks.

In this position you will oversee the sales, presentation and financial reports of the Zoofari Park gift shops while working in collaboration with the guest service managers, park directors and corporate team.

Key requirements of this role include:

  • A clear comprehension of sales and financial reports related to retail sales.

  • Ability to review, comprehend and utilize past sales reports

  • Understanding budgets and their implementation

  • Forming a cohesive and strong sales plan for present and future growth in our retail sales departments.

  • Ability to construct and present professional sales reports for corporate team.

  • Ability to provide oversight for the retail sales areas of the parks

  • Merchandise presentation & providing templates for displays, including seasonal and special events

  • Streamlining & increasing retail sales

  • Tracking monthly sales

  • Implementing inventory control SOPs

  • Ordering merchandise based upon new trends, best sellers, historical sales, and inventory

  • Tracking retail trends, forecasting new items and being proactive

  • Ensuring that all stores have uniformed pricing and products, with the only difference reflecting the animal collection at the specific location.

  • Attending regional and national trade shows as required

  • A working knowledge and solid relationship with trade vendors and peers within the industry

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • 5-10+ years of retail gift/merchandise management experience required, showing ever increasing responsibilities

  • A degree in business, hospitality or tourism management preferred

  • Strong retail sales background, strong merchandising abilities, an entrepreneurial spirit, great interpersonal skills, and a love to sell

  • Ability to show dynamic leadership, train staff, and motivate staff to promote maximum performance

  • Must be physically fit. While mainly an office position, park visits may require time spent aiding in stocking and organizing giftshops to maximize overall looks and sales.  

  • Ability to take direction from senior leadership.

  • Must possess a sense of retail, product trends and strong analytical experience.

  • Excellent computer skills and a working knowledge of resource planning and forecasting.

  • Leadership, negotiating, and planning skills also are a must.

  • Responsible for developing product assortments by using market trend analysis information.

  • Monitor and manage sales and margins.

  • Ability to handle some contract negotiations, inventory management, sales planning, forecasting, and close coordination with the merchandising and operations teams.

  • Must have a sense of retail and product trends and strong analytical experience.

Salary and Benefits:

Strong salary as well as insurance options covering health, dental, vision, paid vacation and sick time, 401k.

Location: Based out of corporate offices in Gulf Breeze FL or Natural Bridge VA

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to: Note “Corporate Retail Sales Buyer” in subject heading.

Zoofari Parks
Natural Bridge , VA

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