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Proozy is America's fastest-growing eCommerce deals site and the largest privately-held online retailer specializing in selling famous brands of apparel, footwear, and accessories for the entire family. Our eCommerce business is growing very quickly and we are looking to build out our buying team as quickly as possible to match our customers' need for Great Deals On Famous Brand!.

The Buyer is responsible for managing a set portfolio of brands through off-price buying strategies including the ordering of new products, analyzing/managing stock levels, negotiations, and the maintenance of products, vendor relationships, and profit analysis. The Buyer will also be responsible to develop and lead a growing team of Associate and Assistant Buyers.

The preference is for this role to be onsite at Proozy HQ in Eagan, MN. If you are a motivated team player who thrives in fast-paced environments and is creative and technical, we want to meet you!

What you'll be doing:

  • Manages categories of merchandise including Men/Women, Kids, Home/Kitchen or Electronics
  • Develops and maintains healthy and collaborative partnerships with vendors
  • Understands and implements negotiating skills by managing multiple vendor relationships, bidding, samples, planning, sourcing and promotions
  • Identifies and executes incentive purchases, utilizing product and/or technical knowledge.
  • Maintains knowledge of market conditions regarding price, resources and fashion as they relate to trends and key items; reacts accordingly to impact sales and gross margin.
  • Develops and maintains market relationships and presence with new and existing vendors.
  • Visits stores and competition to study and critique merchandise mix, price points, new labels and timeliness of merchandise.
  • Pursues market for opportunistic purchases.
  • Executes and track purchase orders including returns to vendor (RTVs)
  • Secures the best deals possible available in the market in your category
  • Completes competitor, market, sales, contract and pricing analysis
  • Collaborates with distribution, marketing, social and customer service teams
  • Coordinating with appropriate parties (e.g. Marketing) to help drive sales within their portfolio
  • Reviews supplier and portfolio performance
  • Creates and manages merchandise assortment that meets the needs of the portfolio and organization
  • Utilizes the different sales channels available to drive sales in their portfolio
  • Coordinating with appropriate parties (e.g. Marketing) to help drive sales within their portfolio

What you'll bring to the table:

  • Minimum of 5 years' of experience at the Buyer level in a retail environment
  • Proven results buying in a eCommerce environment
  • Knowledge of the market conditions, trends and resources
  • Ability to create and maintain a work environment which supports company values as a leader in the business
  • Foster and promote an environment which encourages team work toward common goals.
  • Excellent communication skills to build strong relationships
  • Great negotiation skills
  • Creativity
  • Fun and positive attitude

What really excites us:

  • Small company - eCommerce experience
  • Experience leading a team

What we bring to the table:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid holidays
  • Health Insurance
  • 401K
  • Employee Discount on all merchandise (cost plus 10%)
  • A working environment that celebrates entrepreneurial skill sets and opportunity to get creative
  • A team of ridiculously talented coworkers

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Proozy Headquarters  
EOE Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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