Buyer (Milan based)

Milan, IT

Job Description / Skills Required

Requisition ID: R10201
Groupon is based in Chicago and operates in major regions globally. We are a local e-commerce marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy in their neighborhoods. We're enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events. At the same time, we provide merchants with the resources and tools to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward.

We are seeking a Buyer for several categories (fashion, pets, kids, home, consumer electronics,…) to fuel the growth of Groupon Goods, our online retail arm dedicated to featuring great deals on great products. This role would be responsible for sourcing cool and innovative products that our customers will love. This Buyer will source and procure products that we share with subscribers every day, and in turn provide a customizable way for brands to connect with a potentially new customer base. This buying role leverages the acumen and consumer-products expertise of traditional buyers.

Core Responsibilities:

Source and solidify top-tier-brand relationships, in order to curate products that consumers will love
Negotiate terms of sale, price point, and margin
Research product landscape to keep current with industry trends and pricing dynamics in the consumer-product-goods space
Ability to mange category selection to optimize sales and the customer experience.
Ability to influence and work well with other departments Possible travel (up to 10%) to trade shows
Desired Skills and Experience:

3 years experience as a Buyer/Jr Buyer with evidence of successful negotiation in competitive market
Direct responsibility for P&L of multi million dollar categories
Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite
Must have a demonstrated business acumen
Meticulous attention to detail with a proven track record of delivering results while juggling multiple projects
Examples of having met weekly deadlines with moving targets with an understanding of the impact it has to category P&L
Evidence of maintaining focus in a whirlwind of change
Proof of business-polished written and verbal communication
Experience displaying the ability to manage a category at both macro and micro level and an understating of the impact it has on the organization as a whole.