Associate Buyer, Home Decor
Gilt Groupe Inc - New York, NY

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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!

Responsibilities:
  • 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.
Qualifications:
  • 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

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About this company
Gilt Groupe provides access, by invitation only, to men's, women's and children's coveted fashion and luxury brands at prices up to 70% off...