About the Role
As a Buyer, you will be responsible for driving growth through commercially successful products and expanding our reach in the design community through innovative partnerships. Buyers are entrepreneurial business drivers who can run a business and work cross functionally to execute their ideas. We are always on the hunt for the next great uncommon good and are passionate about the people and the products we work with.
You are naturally curious and love to discover uncommon products that nobody else has to offer. You are the one that can always find the needle in the haystack. You are persistent in pursuit of your goals and do not back down from a challenge. You have a knack for using data to build on current success and are not afraid to champion new ideas. You are excited to explore the endless possibilities of e-commerce and wont settle for business as usual.
UncommonGoods offers remarkable designs by independent makers, and we do it with a positive impact on people and our planet. Learn more about our, certification, program, and cool you might be working with. Check out more about all the we do at!
Lead the Home and Garden Decor categories to successfully launch brand right and commercially successful products based on ROI, assortment, and business needs
On-board artists and designers and develop strong relationships that support our brand and business goals.
Analyze assortment and industry trends, staying current on product distribution, competitive pricing, and market positioning
Initiate and develop effective vendor partnerships through market research and attending trade shows and following up on product leads
Collaborate with other departments to ensure the highest level of merchandise quality and customer satisfaction
Partner with creative and marketing teams in showcasing new items in print and on the web
Partner with product development to create exclusive products for your assortment
Perform weekly, monthly, and quarterly business analysis and hindsight presentations to executive leadership team
Achieve new item, gross margin, gross profit and exclusive sale goals
Skills & Qualifications:
Experience in the Home Decor category, preferred
Track record of driving and improving business outcomes
Design eye and understanding of UG brand and market positioning
Strong relationship manager and negotiation skills: market and business savvy
Track record of successfully managing team and developing direct reports
Excellent analytic and communication (verbal and written) skills
Track record in design, product and business negotiations
Experience in buying, product development, and/or the consumer products industry required
Robust benefits package, including generous PTO, 401(k) with company match, and paid family leave
Casual work atmosphere
40% discount on the products we sell
Monthly company snacks, lunches, and team events
When applying please include required documents:
Cover letter stating why you want to work for UncommonGoods,andattached to your cover letter, please include photographs of a selection of three Home Decor items not currently in the UncommonGoods assortment, and why you think theyd be a good fit for the business.
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