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Employment Opportunities at Dover

Join Dover Saddlery, the world's premier equestrian catalog company. Dover Saddlery offers competitive pay, benefits and a generous employee discount. We are looking for energetic applicants for the following positions.



Buyer

Littleton, MA
Dover Saddlery is looking for a Buyer who will be responsible for developing the product line to ensure corporate financial goals, gross margin, and EBITDA are met. The position encompasses equestrian products. The position also supports product merchandising initiatives across all channels, from concepts through execution.

Position responsibilities:
  • Develop product assortments by analyzing product performance, customer feedback, consumer trend, competitive landscape and local market knowledge to global merchants/design
  • Manage open-to-buy to meet financial targets and productivity metrics at the SKU level for performance, sales, inventory, receipt and margin goals
  • Research new trends or advances in the product line to present a strong point of view that drives appropriate buying decisions
  • Manage sku lifecycle and react to in season sales to inform the development strategy going forward
  • Work in partnership with Marketing, Visual Merchandising and Store Operations teams to create synergies among all consumer touch points
  • Analyze and reforecast business to help implement strategies to ensure plan is achieved, including adjusting product flow and inventory management
  • Work closely with inventory management and allocation to ensure that distributions meet turn goals, support marketing calendar and maximize profitability
  • Analyze reports of the weekly sales breakdown, develop product reports, and participate in sales meetings
  • Collaborate with the retail, marketing and ecommerce teams to ensure product merchandising reflects top investments and big ideas of the season
  • Attends domestic and international trade and fashion shows
  • Dover is a fast growing business and you will need to maintain a high degree of flexibility

Qualifications:
  • Previous experience as an assistant buyer preferred
  • Good command of Excel
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Detail oriented and ability to multi task
  • Equestrian experience a plus
  • College degree preferred

Please send resume and cover letter to Pru Glover
No calls please.



Assistant Buyer

Littleton, MA
Dover Saddlery is looking for an Assistant Buyer who will be responsible for supporting the Buyer while providing information and communication to vendors as well as the store and management teams. The Assistant Buyer assists the Buyer in the management of gross margin through sales, markdowns, RTV's and markups.

Position responsibilities:
  • Assist in the development of sales and gross margin plans, open-to-buy, merchandise assortments, promotions and advertising
  • Negotiate with vendors for prices, RTV privileges, terms, advertising dollars and markdown money
  • Achieve/exceed departmental financial plans by supporting the Buyer
  • Analyze business results in partnership with Buyer in preparation to develop the ability to draw top line conclusions and actions from analysis
  • Offer recommendations on how to influence current business trends based on competitive insight (retails, promotions, key messages, etc.)
  • Manage daily merchandising responsibilities, including: accurately building, editing and maintaining assortment worksheets; reconciling and updating receipts; maintaining sample accuracy; communicating necessary information to cross-functional team in a timely manner
  • Prepare all necessary documents and resources for departmental meetings including sku rationalization and line planning, etc.
  • Conduct research on competitive set including pricing, style, and key messaging information
  • Demonstrate awareness of retail landscape
  • Support Buyer in line build/assorting process
  • Participate on cross-functional team and make relevant recommendations to drive results
  • Build relationships with cross-functional partners and participate as a solution-oriented team member, contributing to a high performing team
  • Dover is a fast growing business and you will need to maintain a high degree of flexibility

Qualifications:
  • Good command of Excel
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Detail oriented and ability to multi task
  • Equestrian experience a plus
  • College degree preferred

Please send resume and cover letter to Pru Glover
No calls please.




Experienced Embroidery Assistant

Littleton, MA

Dover Saddlery is looking for an Experienced Embroidery Assistant to join our Embroidery Department. This position is a full time, 8:30am to 5pm position. In this role, candidates should have a High School diploma or the equivalent.

Position responsibilities:
  • Oversee and coordinate embroidery operations --- hooping garments, digitizing names/logos, etc
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely fashion.
  • Check in products when they arrive. Keep general inventory of backing, bobbins, etc. and create list of materials to re-order when needed.
  • Provide innovative solutions to improve efficiency.
  • Maintain neat and efficient working area.
  • Conduct routine preventive maintenance on the embroidery machines (oiling, greasing, etc).
  • Work with other departments within the warehouse

Qualifications:
  • Previous experience in operating commercial embroidery machines (Brother preferred).e
  • Familiarity with Brother Embroidery machines/software.
  • Strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, and have exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Ability to stand for 6-8 hours at a time
  • Ability to meet deadlines
Qualified applicants, please send resume and cover letter to Linda Moisan.
No calls please.



Product Development and Creative Intern

Littleton, MA
Dover Saddlery is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated Product Development and Creative Intern for our company.
Requested Qualifications: Must be an organized self-starter with attention to detail, good communication skills, both verbal and written. Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft word. Responsibilities but not limited to:
Assist in bookings, reservations and occasional online research, online customer service, involving goods return and refunds, organize fabric and raw materials for production, imagery for samples with detailed notes, and filling out tech packs

This position is in the Littleton MA location only, no remote internships available. 
Qualified applicants, please send resume and cover letter to Stacey Miller. 
No calls please. 



Customer Service 

Littleton, MA
Dover Saddlery, a fast paced equestrian company, is looking to fill entry level Full and Part time positions in our Customer Service Department in Littleton, MA. This department is primarily responsible for customer orders as well as assisting with their needs. We are looking for those with a positive personality and good phone etiquette. Computer experience and horse knowledge is a must. We also offer a generous employee discount. Dover Saddlery, Inc. is the leading Omni-channel retailer of equestrian products in the United States.  Dover offers a broad and distinctive selection of competitively priced, brand-name products for horse and rider through catalogs, the Internet and a growing number of company-owned retail stores.

Qualified applicants, please send resume and cover letter to Norm Martel. 
No calls please.