Assistant Category Manager - Apartment
ModCloth - San Francisco, CA

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Do you have a MOMA worthy eye for home style? If you love home decor and are an upbeat, skilled buyer that can’t wait to grow and learn, let’s talk! is out to hire a home buying maven, or in more formal terms, a talented Assistant Category Manager . We’re looking for someone fun and focused who can join our little-yet-lovely San Francisco team and help them be even more superbly successful through smart and savvy buying!

Work with our Buying Team to identify and purchase amazing styles

Prove your negotiation prowess by securing advantageous wholesale prices and payment terms, and resolving problems with incorrect or substandard merchandise

Manage the purchase order process by entering and placing POs

Ensure purchased products are delivered to our warehouse on time, under the correct terms, and at the correct prices

Track and secure samples from vendors to be used in marketing campaigns

Show your smarts by analyzing records of items purchased, costs, delivery, and product performance

Establish and build harmonious partnerships with vendors through open and effective communication

Collaborate with fellow category managers to develop purchasing recommendations that jive with business goals

Accurately track payments made to vendors in order to maintain both a balanced departmental budget and the company's strong reputation for full and timely payments

Coordinate with other teams to ensure a smooth and steady flow of product into the company and a high quality of merchandise delivered to the consumer

4-year college degree or equivalent experience

1-2 years of retail buying/purchasing experience

Talent for being detail-minded and organized, won’t let anything—no nothing!—slip through the cracks

Can self-manage like nobody’s business, staying on top of key tasks and asking for help when needed

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to learn new software and processes at the speed of light

Wonderful relationship management skills and experience

Strong project management skills and experience

Demonstrated initiative and positive can-do attitude

Flexibility in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, exciting work environment

Nice to Haves:
Proficiency with Excel & PowerPoint

The Benefits You’ll Get:
As part of the ModCloth family, you’ll be entitled to a great list of benefits including (but not limited to!) medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, emergency travel assistance, flex time, and continuing education stipends. Oh, and let’s not forget the snack wall and the staggering employee discount!

About ModCloth:
Ten bucks says you already know everything about ModCloth, but in case you don’t, here’s some info! Let’s start with the obvious: we’re an online fashion and decor boutique that focuses on new and true vintage items and limited-run indie designs. If you do a little research, you’ll discover we’re social media mavens, trailblazing on our blog and every platform out there. Really do your homework, and you’ll find out we’re on a mission to democratize the world of fashion through innovative programs like Be the Buyer and Make the Cut. But what you likely won’t see from the outside is how great it is to work here. We maintain a fun-loving and focused work environment full of creative, kind, and collaborative individuals who delight in everything from our weekly mini staff photo shoots and monthly potluck lunches, to the changes we’re making in the social commerce domain and the future we’re filling with success!

Itching for more info about life at ModCloth? Then, take a look-see at our ModCloth Careers Twitter ( ) and Facebook ( ) pages!

Think you’re the gal/guy for the job? Apply by submitting your resume and cover letter telling us why you can’t wait to join our team.

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