IPSY is the largest beauty subscription in the world, with over 3 million monthly members, and the first brand to combine a rich community platform with a highly personalized commerce experience. Headquartered in San Mateo, with offices in New York and Santa Monica, IPSY brings together a diverse group of rule-breaking thinkers and creative problem solvers with a penchant for getting things done. From Marketing and Media to Engineering and Operations, we stand together to celebrate individuality and inclusivity-and we're just getting started.
About the Role:
We are looking for a Senior Buyer to join our Sourcing & Procurement team! Your primary responsibilities will be working with our Merchant, Product Development teams, and global suppliers to source and lead all phases of our new product development (color cosmetics and skincare) from concept to delivery.
Do you have knowledge of product development fundamentals, the ability to apply critical thinking throughout the process to ensure products are delivered on time, meet or exceed target margins, and can help us meet our product quality requirements? If so, we want to hear from you!
What You'll Be Doing:
Handle assigned projects from start to finish
Build timelines for new product launches, work together with internal teams and vendors to prioritize and ensure all key deadlines and milestones are tracked
Work closely with cross-functional teams to finalize formulas, primary & secondary components/artwork, coordinate legal copy approvals, obtaining ingredient lists, gathering all regulatory information, final artwork proofing, and submission to vendors
Follow up with vendors daily and weekly regarding order status, actively track and maintain updates for all orders and mitigate delivery risk through problem-solving and negotiations
Act as the key contact for vendors and focus on building strong collaborative and long term vendor relationships
Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, capacity, and service
Issue purchase orders and handle payments
Lead U.S. logistics, Inbound and QC
Pull reports, assemble data and perform analysis to make recommendations for procurement
What We're Looking For:
Bachelor's degree or higher
5+ years of experience in a purchasing role. Cosmetics, Personal Care or Health & Beauty background preferred
Experience working with vendors in both a turnkey and non-turnkey environment is a plus
You have a strong intuition on cosmetics and skincare trends
Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
You are well organized with strong attention to detail
Ability to communicate effectively with global teams
What We Offer:
Competitive salary & equity grants
Medical, dental & vision insurance
Annual bonus program
Paid time off & work from home flexibility
Free Glam Bag Plus subscription
Learning & development programs
We are an equal opportunity employer who celebrates diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact us.