Our mission at Craftsy is to become the premier global online destination for curated education, inspiration and supplies for passionate enthusiast “makers.” Combining best-in-class expertise in educational design, video production, technology, digital marketing and eCommerce, Craftsy is one of the fastest growing and most successful start-ups in the last 3 years. Located in Denver, CO, and founded in 2010, we offer an exciting work environment, stock options, and all the latest technologies. We’re #19 on the Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies.
Craftsy’s eCommerce business has experienced massive growth over the last year and is in a position to achieve significant ongoing expansion--both across categories and in revenue--as we head into next year and beyond. We’re looking for multiple entrepreneurial, driven eCommerce Buyers who will take leadership roles on the team in order to drive strategy and growth within their business. We’re looking for Buyers who will be enthusiastic about building their category in order to shape the future of Craftsy’s eCommerce -- this is a role where you’ll face unique challenges, employ creative strategies and clearly see your contribution to one of Colorado and the nation’s fastest growing companies in the industry.
As an eCommerce Buyer on the Craftsy team you will:
Take ownership for your category -- develop a vision, seize opportunities and commit to your own and your team’s success
Source compelling product assortments for a core eCom category with our passionate customers and sales in mind
Initiate, negotiate and sustain strategic vendor partnerships that generate tangible business outcomes
Thrive on achievement of your financial goals and the analysis of product, pricing and promotion opportunities that will generate the greatest returns
Partner with our Planners to manage and optimize inventory levels
Communicate and work with cross functional teams to build effective merchandising strategies across all distribution channels
Cultivate strong relationships both internally with the Craftsy team and with our vendors and partners
Enjoy the quantitative side of your role as much as the product side--take the time to analyze the competitive landscape and evaluate benchmarks
Commit to understand and deliver against the details of financial plans and key metrics associated with your category and our eCom business’ success
Your background will likely include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
Depth of knowledge, interest and passion for buying, retail strategy and eCommerce
Demonstrated understanding of merchandising financials and the ability to manage profitability
Demonstrated experience using data to formulate strategy, make decisions and communicate results
A learning mindset - intrinsic motivation and intellectual curiosity
Experience leading, motivating and hiring high performing teams
Several years buying experience in roles with increasing responsibility at a leading retailer or eCommerce company
Analytical expertise demonstrated in professional or academic environments
Excellent communication skills–writing, editing and presenting in diverse formats as a face and voice of Craftsy
Demonstrated results as a proactive problem solver capable of framing/identifying issues and generating solutions
Ability to effectively prioritize and work under pressure
We know that anything we want to create is in our hands. No matter our craft of choice, from quilting, to knitting, to sewing, to cake...