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Senior Buyer - Kids Gear/Nursery (Remote or Hybrid)

Our Zulily corporate headquarters is in Seattle, WA, and this position is available for remote work in the following states: WA, OH, NV, PA, TX, FL, NJ, GA, and NC. Candidates who apply will be considered for multiple open opportunities across our Women's, Kids, and Home/Hardlines teams.The Opportunity Senior Buyers are responsible for independently driving all aspects of their business. They are the champion of the business by leading the product assortments, negotiating, and developing strategic vendor partnerships, and delivering great brands and products at an amazing value proposition. Our ideal Senior Buyer is ambitious in nature, manages priorities, is comfortable working in cross-functional teams, is organized, adept at delegating, and passionate about the retail industry. Partners with Merchandise Manager on overall category business strategies, as well as team development. They are viewed as leaders on the team. Who We Are Zulily’s mission is to deliver the best shopping experience for Moms. We believe that delivering a successful business strategy requires building a successful talent strategy and that our long-term growth will directly correlate to our ability to successfully recruit, engage, develop, and retain diverse talent that can invent, optimize, and deliver for our customers. The Kids’ team is seeking a Senior Buyer to grow our core Baby Gear and Nursery categories, including (but not limited to): Hard Gear, Nursery Furniture, Bedding, Bath, Travel, Keepsakes and Baby Activity. This role will focus on defining the strategy for each category, working cross functionally with site merchandising, site programming, marketing, and business development teams to support initiatives and identify new opportunities. This role will also work collaboratively within merchandising to develop and lead high level category strategies across multiple cross-divisional teams such as Toys, Home, Maternity, and Consumables.Your Impact Identifies and actively seeks out brands, trends, products, and white space that represent our customer’s needs Leader in Brand Management: Responsible for setting the example for sharing with vendors Creates a strategic business plan for vendors that is nimble and flexible to shift as business needs evolve Builds strong relationships with vendors, focusing on vendor management and development Leadership: Is a role model; thought of as the go to person; steps up and leads meetings and trainings Is a passionate negotiator and shares knowledge with the team as coach and mentor Leadership Responsibilities Required to develop, coach and mentor. Has an invested interest in their teams’ career growth Active participants in driving company and Merchandising initiatives Can step in when Merchandise Manager is unavailable Actively demonstrates managerial courage, and can communicate with all levels of the organization Identifies areas of opportunity, is solution focused and appropriately communicates to senior leadership What you Bring Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of work and experience Minimum of 5+ years’ buying experience or relevant retail experience, plus 3 years management experience Demonstrated understanding of merchandising financials and the ability to manage profitability Experience in e-commerce preferred Travel requirements a minimum of 10% #LI-JS2 Remote work is not permitted in NYC at this time

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71 days ago

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