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Trainer of Buying, Planning and Allocation Systems and Processes


Posted by Academy Sports + Outdoors on 06/22/2022

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Business Opportunities, Merchandising, Product Analyst, Retail - Sales

Company Type: Retailer, Retail

State: TX

City: Katy

Country: United States

Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate: No

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

Job Description:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience.

Work Experiences:

2+ years relevant business-related work experience


  • Ability to develop expert knowledge of systems functionality and business processes
  • Strong presentation skills to various size and levels of audiences
  • Ability to manage individual business unit workload and multiple training projects
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written (including punctuation, spelling, and grammar)
  • Detail oriented to prepare, plan, coordinate and manage training development and delivery
  • Analytical, with problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills
  • Computer Systems – Microsoft Office with strong skills in PowerPoint, Oracle RMS, SAS, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence/Abi and knowledge of Replenishment and Allocation systems.
  • Knowledge of Merchandise Planning including Assortment Planning, Buying and Replenishment and Allocation
  • Prioritization and organization
  • Ability to work flexible hours such as evening, weekends, and holidays as necessary
  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Demonstrates a willingness to grow and improve in the workplace
  • Adapts well to change


  • Support partnerships with all business stakeholders, including training to ensure materials are current with system enhancements and business processes   
  • Facilitate training and manage the learning experience. Gauge learners' application and retention of course concepts and react appropriately.
  • Conduct teach back sessions and training workshops. Mentor new team members.
  • Receive feedback and respond appropriately, work with Sr Trainers to make necessary changes to ensure an optimal learning experience.
  • Maintain knowledge of MP&A systems, including Oracle RMS and SAS with subject matter expert knowledge of Foundation Data, Item Definition and Ranging, Retail Math and SAS Assortment Planning.
  • In conjunction with Sr Trainers, guide system enhancements and implementations relating to MP&A processes.
  • Delivering training content and concepts to new team members. Train new and updated content to existing team members.
  • Ensure consistent procedures are followed and used throughout the merchant and planning business processes
  • Assist in creating documentation for new processes and maintaining updates to existing documentation.
  • Observe industry trends in an effort to apply best-in-class practices to Academy
  • Required to learn company policies, procedures, and safety rules

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

Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors

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 80 years. With more than 22,000 team members, we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.