Home Buyer

New York, NY

Job Description

About Fab:

Fab is the place to discover great design at affordable prices. Our modern products allow anyone to design their lives and express their personal sense of style. Always unique, well-designed, and of the highest quality.

Our work environment is fast-paced, flexible and fun, with a diverse and tight-knit culture. If you like to think on your feet and be given free rein to take initiatives, then this is the place for you. We offer competitive salaries and full benefits. Oh, and who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Wednesday is free lunch day at Fab, plus we keep a well-stocked snack shelf. We aren't stuffy at Fab, so dress as you normally would, representing your individual style. We aren't comfortable in suits - and hope you aren't either!

 

Skills & Requirements

The main role and responsibility of a Buyer is to be in charge of their own category by planning and selecting a curated assortment of products to sell for Fab.

A Buyer is responsible for owning and driving topline direction for their category that is in line with the overall Fab business strategies

              Responsibilities:

·       Generate category goals and category assortment plans that align with the overall goals of Fab

·       Execute Plan for category to ensure goals are hit for category from a revenue & sales growth          perspective

·       Last tier of approval for new products brought into the assortment

·       Strategize and collaborate with Marketing to increase sales and exposure of products

·       Collaborate with other category heads to ensure strategies are aligned

·       Collaborate with other category heads on x-promotion of products sourcing exclusive opportunities

·       Reporting on performance of the category

·       Source new merchandise and review existing items to ensure products remain competitive

·       Negotiate with vendors to maximize margins

·       Keep up to date & predict market trends

·       Liaise with other departments to ensure products get the right marketing focus and attention and products get built properly/accurately

·       Attend relevant trade shows

·       Build strong relationships with vendor partners

·       Participating in promotional activities for products (press events, etc.)

·       Presenting new assortments to executives

·       Getting feedback from customers and utilizing that feedback to make the assortment stronger

Skills:

·       3-5 years buying experience for top retailer, preferably with exposure to e-commerce, dropship and inventory models

·       Preference for exposure to Home buying, especially: home décor/accents, kitchen & dining, home entertainment, home lighting (indoor), bed, bath, cookware

·       Ability to follow through and meet timelines

·       Strong analytical skills

·       Strong proficiency in Excel

·       Teamwork and interpersonal skills

·       Excellent communication skills

·       Strong ability to negotiate with vendor partners

·       Good organizational skills and ability to multitask

·       Ability to work in fast-paced environment

·       Creative flare