Job Description / Skills Required
We are looking for a smart, fun and well networked Junior Buyer to join one of our popular and growing categories. As an experienced Junior Buyer you will be well networked in these areas and have a passion for not only the category but sourcing the best products for our subscribers.
A crucial part of this super-fast paced role is identifying and approaching prospective suppliers within your designated category, introducing them to Groupon Goods and identifying distribution and marketing solutions.
The role works on a buying/sourcing aspect tasked with identifying, creating and delivering category plans, merchandise schedules and develop long term growth plans for top, mid and low tier suppliers. The right candidate will have the opportunity to rapidly build a multi-million pound category and join a true market leader. Being the market leader and most visited buying website this is a great time to take this category to new heights across the Italian market.
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 manage 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
Fluency in Italian AND English
2+ years’ experience as a Junior Buyer/Assistant Buyer with evidence of successful negotiation in the Italian market
Direct responsibility for P&L of multi million pound 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
Capable of maintaining focus in a whirlwind of change
Proof of business-polished written and verbal communication