Senior Apparel Buyer

Narragansett, United States

Warm Winds started as a small backyard surfboard brand back in 1973 in RI and has evolved into a one-stop shop for surfers and ocean enthusiasts. With hundreds of surfboards in stock all the time, a full wetsuit inventory, and all of the biggest clothing lines in the surf industry - Warm Winds has become a staple East Coast surf shop. 

Warm Winds is currently looking for a Senior Apparel Buyer to fill a full time opening. We are looking for a motivated individual who is passionate about surf lifestyle fashion. 


As a senior apparel buyer at Warm Winds, you will:

- Attend trade shows

- Manage vendor negotiations, on-boarding and brand set up processes

- Negotiate order terms; dating, discounts, freight allowances, etc.

- Manage inventory and open-to-buy for key brands, product categories and products

- Analyze sales and provide relevant data points to administrative team for business development needs

- Achieve sales performance targets


- 2+ years of work experience in retail merchandising or business development roles

E-commerce background preferred but not necessary

Academic background in TMD, Business, Mathematics preferred but not necessary

Solid organizational skills and attention to detail

Possess commercial awareness and demonstrate advanced business acumen

Quick learner, self-motivated, work well under pressure

- Retail experience preferred

Proficient in Microsoft Office (proficiency in Excel is a must)

- Experience with SAP, NetSuite, MS Dynamics or comparable ERP software preferred

Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills

Demonstrated proficiency in mathematical / quantitative analysis

Ability to perform under pressure, prioritizes competing tasks, and schedules time wisely


Healthcare & dental insurance, Health Savings Account (HSA)

Student Loans

Repayment assistance available to qualifying employees


Vacation, sick, and paid leaves

Competitive Pay


Discount Programs

Brand-name fashion products at industry insider prices