Retail and Purchasing Manager

Lancaster, PA, USA, 2249 Lincoln Hwy East, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #1871
Friday, April 8, 2022


This management position provides oversight for all aspects of purchasing and retail operations for all parts of the resort, which includes Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park, Old Mill Stream Campground, and Cartoon Network Hotel.  The role responsibilities include purchasing and managing merchandise inventory, making operational decisions, and overseeing seasonal team members.  This position reports to the Director of Revenue.



Job Functions:

* Manage physical inventory of retail merchandise for parts of the resort 

* Analyze sales and inventory reports to make informed, data-based buying decisions

* Oversee the purchase and receiving process, and product flow through the warehouse, including purchase orders, ticketing, counts, store movement and replenishment

* Execute audits and physical inventories for the complex, monitor and analyze results

* Work with vendors to create and approve custom artwork and products

* Attend trade shows to source and purchase retail merchandise, as well as negotiate pricing and freight opportunities
* Develop store layouts for all locations

* Ensure that all retail locations are fully stocked and operated in an efficient manner

* Coordinate and participate in the hiring, training, scheduling and coaching activities for the seasonal, non-full-time Retail team

* Ensure that all team members are following proper cash handling procedures

* Carry out administrative functions related to payroll, inventory, training, scheduling, purchasing, budgeting, and projects

* Respond to guest correspondence whenever necessary

* Complete and maintain the seasonal retail labor budget

* Contribute to maintaining a safe working environment for all employees, including attending Safety Committee meetings and adhering to company policies as well as local, state, and federal guidelines
* Participate in the Manager on Duty rotation for the complex
* Other duties as assigned



Basic/Required Qualifications:
* Must be 18 years of age or older
* Must have reliable transportation

* Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory and/or management experience
* Proficiency using Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office products, especially Excel


Additional/Preferred Qualifications:
* Excellent communication skills in order to present information, converse with other team members, and address guests and vendors
* Ability to work in a team environment with a self-motivated, solution-oriented perspective
* Critical thinking and analytical skills to process data and make next-step recommendations
* Customer service mindset in all aspects of job duties
* Ability to attend to detail, prioritize projects, and multi-task as necessary

* Previous experience with Point of Sale (POS) systems

Working Conditions:
* Physical requirements include the ability to sit, walk, speak, hear, type, lift up to 50 lbs., unload or rearrange stock boxes, and use common office equipment such as computers, photocopiers, and phones
* Must be able to work indoors in an office setting, as well as outdoors in a variety of weather conditions especially when the amusement park is operational

* May be requested to operate various vehicles, including trucks, golf carts, forklifts, etc.
* Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays



Anticipated Earnings and Perks:

* $50,000/yr starting salary

* Leading By Objectives bonus program eligibility

* Benefits eligible (medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and more)

* 401(k) option once eligibility criteria are met

* Complimentary tickets to Dutch Wonderland

* Discounts on food & beverage, retail items, and site/room rates at Old Mill Stream Campground, and Cartoon Network Hotel

* Team Member events

Palace Entertainment LLC dba Dutch Wonderland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other details

  • Job Family RETAIL/GAMES
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Full Time
  • Job Start Date Friday, April 8, 2022
Location on Google Maps
  • Lancaster, PA, USA, 2249 Lincoln Hwy East, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America