Associate Buyer/Buyer, Hardlines Gilt Groupe
Gilt Groupe is seeking an experienced Associate Buyer or Buyer (depending on experience) who is a whiz with numbers and analysis and has knowledge of the hardlines business (Toys, Books, Gear, & Furnishings).
Drive successful hardlines business through strategic partnerships and strong analytical skills. Represent and share the details and successes of our fantastic company with potential partners. Negotiate, and build compelling product assortments at discounted prices. Drive sales through the selection of product, pricing, promotion for greatest return on investment.
Gilt Groupe sets itself apart with our amazing team of experienced merchants who have an obsession with style and an unmatched loyalty and commitment to making Gilt the best online experience for our members. If you are a proven self-starter who can problem solve on-the-fly, loves everything fashion, and has an analytical mind then keep reading!
? Buying responsibility and financial accountability for respective buying category
? Negotiating buying terms with vendors (price, quantity, delivery terms, and markdown $)
? Managing inventory levels with input from Financial Planning team
? Presenting new category recommendations regularly to General Manager:
? Developing financial plan for the vendor(s) (profitability targets, markup and receipt flow)
? Keeping abreast of industry trends and new product ideas
? Building strong relationships with vendors
? Recruiting, motivating, and developing other members of the merchandising team
? Conduction market / competitive research
3 - 5+ years buying experience (at least 1 years at associate buyer level)
Experiences with toys, books, gear, & furnishings preferred
Strong product sensibility
Proven success in building retail business
Strong understanding of merchandising financials and the ability to manage profitability
Knowledge of Open-to-Buy process
Ability to analyze reports and draw conclusions/recommendations
Ability to remain flexible and willing to change strategies, as business needs dictate
Ability to lead teams effectively and create an exciting workplace
||33 West 19th Street |
New York, NY 10011