Associate Buyer, Housewares Gilt Groupe
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Gilt Groupe is seeking an experienced Associate Home Buyer who is a whiz with numbers and analysis, has their finger on the pulse of the latest trends in home goods, and is an accomplished manager and mentor. The successful candidate will drive the growth of the home business through strategic partnerships and the application of strong analytical skills. S/he will drive sales with savvy negotiation skills, an eye for product and assortment, and competitive pricing strategies.
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!
Responsible for revenue and margin targets within a subset of brands matrix
Review assortments and orders with Buyers.
Responsible for vendor management and development via market meetings, trade show attendance and market research.
Assist in the execution and maintenance of sales calendar and sales projection sheets
Identify first pass pricing.
Vendor negotiation including securing signed vendor agreement.
Owns a subset of brands and their sales projections.
Maintain accuracy of sales projection sheets for a subset of brands.
Sales recap and analysis.
Responsible for 1st pass sales forecast accuracy.
Act as a mentor for MA?s and a resource for Assistant Buyers.
5+ years of buying experience with a strong product sensibility
Demonstrated talent with retail financials, product assortments, and driving profitability
Savvy with the Open-to-Buy process
Demonstrated success as a team leader, adept at coaching and developing staff
Experience creating engaging proposals and presenting to senior executives
Ability to analyze reports and draw conclusions/recommendations
Ability to remain flexible and willing to change strategies, as business needs dictate
||33 West 19th Street |
New York, NY 10011
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED