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Furniture & Lighting Buyer

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Posted: 11/06/2019 Job Category: Buying Job Number: 118887

Job Description

Title: Furniture & Lighting Buyer

Company: Fast growing, DTC home decor brand

Location: Los Angeles, CA (with relocation opportunity)

Responsibilities

  • Execute a merchandise assortment plan with Planning that supports the financial and merchandising objectives.
  • Participate in weekly open-to-buy meetings to ensure the department achieves financial targets for turn and sell-through goals
  • Negotiate buying terms with suppliers (selection, price, quantity, and delivery terms) and develop pipeline of sales events
  • Coordinate with cross-functional partners such as Production and Designers in order to make sure designs are adoptable, costs are measured, and concepts are clearly defined
  • Support Planning in all operational aspects of assigned product lines, delivery schedules, performance measurement, and inventory management.
  • Analyze sales reporting on a weekly basis, proactively reacting to optimize sales and minimize risks
  • Use reporting to develop an in depth understanding of product performance and customer base, develop action plans by category.
  • Prepare detailed weekly, monthly, and seasonal sales analyses based on history, current trends and market forecasts.
  • Onboard new brands and develop strong relationships that support the business goals; maintain brand relationships through regular communication.
  • Work closely with other teams to ensure all products adhere to company values and maintain the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction
  • Collaborate with creative and marketing teams to showcase new products in shoots and online.
  • Perform market analysis and maintain industry expertise, competitive shop and analyze trends.
  • Search for new and exciting products and reach out to designers and manufacturers to establish partnerships.
  • Place and follow-up on orders with various manufacturers on product delivery, placement and shipping status.
  • Attend trade shows and build/maintain vendor relationships.
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify opportunities and risks.

Qualifications

  • Passion for home décor products.
  • 5+ years buying experience and minimum 2+ years experience in the home category
  • Understanding of brand, aesthetic, and assortment building
  • Solid grasp of retail math and inventory planning concepts.
  • Self-motivated with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable and confident in making decisions in a timely manner
  • Flexibility and willingness to pivot quickly when required.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret meaningful trends from quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Articulate, persuasive communicator with strong negotiating skills.
  • Willing and available to travel.
     

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