Standard Buyer requisites and competencies
Job Description Details
Buyers are responsible for independently sourcing compelling product assortments, negotiating and developing strategic vendor partnerships, building category and brand strategy and delivering great brands and products at an amazing value proposition. They are also responsible for developing direct reports and and building effective teams.
Our ideal Buyer is ambitious in nature, detail oriented, comfortable working in cross-functional teams, and passionate about the retail industry. They are organized and adept at time management skills.
Our ideal Buyer has mastered the Associate Buyers skills and competencies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES
Deliver on financial goals
Identify brands and product that represent our customer's needs
Negotiate, build and source compelling product assortments at the best value
Independently drives sales through the selection of product, pricing, promotion for greatest return on investment
Buying responsibility and financial accountability for respective buying category
Negotiate buying terms with vendors (price, quantity, delivery/ payment terms)
Oversee the facilitation and execution of an event with an Assistant Buyer
Build strong relationships with vendors, focusing on vendor management and brand acquisition and development
Ability to remain flexible and willing to change strategies as business needs dictate
Required to develop, coach and mentor their team; would be required to drive their performance and ensure they meet their goals.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of work and experience
Minimum of 3+ years' buying experience or relevant merchandising/retail experience
Demonstrated understanding of merchandising financials and the ability to manage profitability
Experience in ecommerce preferred
Proficient of Microsoft Office Suite, Excel preferred
Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills
Ability to travel minimum of 10%
About Zulily, LLC
Zulily, LLC, is a retailer obsessed with bringing its customers special finds every day-all at incredible prices. zulily features an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, home decor, toys, gifts and more. Unique products from up-and-coming brands are featured alongside favorites
from top brands, giving customers something new to discover each morning. zulily was launched in 2010 and is headquartered in Seattle with offices in Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information visit www.zulily.com. zulily, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, RTEB), which includes QVC, HSN, Zulily and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, "Qurate Retail Group"), as well as other minority investments. Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way to shop -- beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores -- and is #1 in video commerce, #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). For more information, visit www.qurateretailgroup.com.
As an equal opportunity employer, Qurate Retail Group is committed to a diverse workforce and is also committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations for individuals pursuant to applicable law, individuals that require accommodation in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at CareersUS@QVC.com for assistance.
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