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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:10 AM


Job Information
Compensation: $28,000.00 - $31,000.00 Per Year
Additional Income: bonus structure once budgeted dollars and margin goals have been met.
Total Compensation: $32,000.00
Position type: Year Round
Deadline for resumes: 1/5/2018
Education required: N/A

Known as a “Player’s Club”, Willamette Valley Country Club is recognized as one of the top golf courses in the Pacific Northwest. The 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course is on 147 acres of land and features spectacular scenery including picturesque Mount Hood. The course provides six different sets of tees allowing all levels of golfers an opportunity to challenge themselves.

Wintertime golf is popular due to excellent drainage and conditions. Golf is a family sport at the club and the junior program is robust. There are many active golf groups and an active event calendar. At the same time, the club offers drop-in play.

Willamette Valley Country Club is also known for its extensive practice facilities, which are conveniently located between the 1st and 10th tees and adjacent to the clubhouse. Members enjoy complimentary range balls and manicured conditions year round on the double sided, covered driving range with the ability to select between natural and artificial turf. Separate putting and chipping greens are close by as well as a short irons range.

The Golf Shop is known to cater to the many different needs of all of members. The club owns the merchandise and is proud of its diverse selection of apparel and equipment at member pricing. Onsite is a PGA Director of Instruction as well as a PGA club-fitting specialist.

The 27,000 square foot clubhouse includes Lucky’s Lounge, featuring a beautiful outdoor patio for casual dining, as well as a formal restaurant, the Vista Room, which offers sweeping views of the golf course. The elegant clubhouse and patio host a variety of social events and dining opportunities for the entire family.

Golf is a core component of our facility. The Merchandiser is responsible for the success and viability of the golf merchandise concession. Assisting in plans, purchases, coordinates and merchandises inventory of golf products offered for sale. Tracks, documents, manages and promotes golf product sales and implements inventory control. Maximize sales and profitability through the development and implementation of strategies, analysis and appropriate reaction to sales trends.

Experience Required
Minimum 3 years merchandise experience required.
Fundamental knowledge of the game of golf and golf merchandising concession operations
If a PGA Apprentice, make steady progress toward completion of PGA membership requirements
Act as a role model for all employees by demonstrating the behavior and work ethic expected of all employees
Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills
Self-motivated with desire to promote and market
Service and customer focused attitude
Experienced in written and oral business communications

Essential Responsibilities
Assists and oversees golf merchandising concession to achieve its established mission within the golf operation
Assists in development of buying plans and all golf merchandise related purchasing
Presents a diverse and desirable array of golf equipment, apparel, and accessories in line with customer demands
Maintains levels of product appropriate for the season and level of traffic through golf shop
Maintains appropriate mix and levels of regular stock and seasonal products, within budgetary guidelines, while maintaining cost of goods sold percentage
Purchases supplies, fixtures, staff uniforms, and fitting systems to provide conducive sales environment and promote sales
Maximizes financial performance by assisting in the development of open-to-buy plans within budgetary and cash flow guidelines
Develops and executes general and seasonal merchandise plans, visual presentation guidelines and pricing strategies
Maintains an attractive and orderly appearance in and around the golf shop
Maintains product documentation from purchase to sale; including purchase orders, receiving records, invoice validation/payment, inventory records and special order records to document merchandise history
Conducts accurate and timely physical inventory counts
Assists in the development of necessary systems utilizing POS to safeguard inventories and cash
Monitors safeguarding of inventory and assets to reduce loss from theft, pilferage, defective/damaged goods returns and markdowns
Ensures customer database includes and tracks important dates, spending, sizes, preferences
Establishes sales and inventory recordkeeping policies and procedures, provides training and ensures compliance by staff
Trains, motivates and develops golf shop sales staff to ensure effective sales and service performance and techniques and product knowledge.
Develops short and long range sales marketing plans supporting departmental goals, directions, and priorities
Develops strategies to ensure customer satisfaction and maximize business performance and profitability
Manages vendor performance to maximize profitability and achieve financial objectives
Maintains collaborative partnerships and negotiate effectively with vendors
Establishes pricing structures for all inventory and special order items in consideration of competitive prices and generally accepted profit margins. Keeps abreast of industry and competition pricing structures to set prices for maximizing sales potential
Markets merchandise by studying advertising, sales promotion and display plans; analyzing operating and financial statements for profitability ratios
Analyzes sales and studies trends to determine additional needed sales promotions, markdowns and clearance sales
Attends approved merchandise buying shows and conferences within the limits of the budget
Works with other department heads on approved staff uniforms; including pricing, buying and distribution to employees
Establishes and/or ensures employee purchase policies are adhered to including accurate accounting of employee purchases

401k, medical, dental, vision, 1 meal per day, uniform, staff agreement.

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