Academy Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation’s largest sporting goods and outdoor retailers. It’s no surprise that we not only know how to create experiences for our customers, but for our team members as well. Understanding our people and the things that matter to them the most has been at the core of the Academy culture for over 70 years. With over 22,000+ team members, we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

Headquarters – Katy, TX

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

Job Description:


Associate degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience required

Work Experiences:

5+ years of related work experience required


  • Lead with integrity and able to propel a team toward the completion of goals
  • Ability to analyze, articulate, and solve complex problems and concepts to make effective business decisions
  • Maintain the customer’s perspective as a driving force behind business decisions and activities
  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels, both internally and externally
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload in a fast paced, frequently changing environment while remaining detailed and organized
  • Able to utilize organizational and project management skills to direct work activities within critical path timelines
  • Ability to establish strong relationships to influence perceptions and manage change
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, Gerber, Web PDM, and Adobe Illustrator


  • Develop private label products to drive sales, increase margins, and expand market share
  • Partner with Buying team to understand the Buyer’s product needs, set action plans with necessary deadlines, and execute delivery
  • Assist to manage vendor programs; includes costing, defectives, payment terms, and liability insurance
  • Assist Buying team in writing orders, tracking sales, and log defectives on a monthly basis
  • Prepare and maintain detailed product packages within WebPDM while referencing Vendor Quote Management to ensure accurate quotes
  • Work with Quality Assurance, Vendor Compliance, Import Logistics, and Global Sourcing teams to deliver quality products on time while ensuring all vendors are compliant
  • Shop competitors to ensure there is price competitiveness
  • Manage and maintain existing and new programs by following through on all product development phases
  • Assure vendors conform to established product and with Global Production and Import Logistics for vendor delivery standards
  • Develop and maintains product packages
  • Collaborate with Quality Assurance to maintain category/product performance and product safety standards
  • Maintain category and product standards
  • Coordinate labels and packages with Brand Management, suppliers, and vendors; maintain trim cards and bill of materials for processing
  • Coordinate appropriate quality testing with Quality Assurance team
  • Secure samples and maintain a sample library with categories, including but not limited to; fit with Tech Design, pre-production, counter, and advertising
  • Coordinate shipments and delivery updates with Global Sourcing and Import Logistics teams
  • Prepare HTS pre-classification sheets and samples to submit to Customs Compliance for U.S. Customs purposes
  • Develop technical knowledge of related product categories, including but not limited to; construction, fabrications, industry standards, and fit where applicable
  • Attend domestic shows to stay abreast of product trends and packaging designs
  • Attend vendor meetings as needed
  • Required to learn company policies, procedures and safety rules
  • Duties may change and 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
  • Up to 15% of domestic and international travel, overnight stays as needed
  • Ability to work flexible hours such as evening, weekends, and holidays as necessary

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.