Buyer - Kids Category

| Denver


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Role Purpose
Lead the creation and rapid expansion of Craftsy’s new Kids e-commerce business.

Responsibilities
• Develop and own category assortment to achieve revenue & gross margin goals
• Develop smart buy plans and forecast orders to maximize opportunities and minimize risk
• Communicate up, down, and across to ensure relevant stakeholders are informed and aligned to category strategy, buy plans, pipeline and forecasts
• Regularly review sales data, analyze product performance, monitor inventory levels and proactively optimize assortment
• Partner with Product Development & Insights teams to ensure a pipeline of consumer-oriented fresh new products and packaging in line with broader promotional calendar
• Partner with Merchandising and Marketing to ensure product stories, key selling points, and differentiators consistently reach the consumer in thoughtful, channel-appropriate ways
• Build strong relationships with product suppliers to support the assortment strategy, ensuring availability and managing gross margin requirements
• Be a go-to resource in the company for the category displaying a strong understanding of the consumer, the competitive landscape, and emerging trends.

Basic Qualifications
〈 5+ years experience in Buying, ​Planning or ​Merchandising, preferably in kid-related industries
〈 A clear understanding of financial measurements (sales, gross margin, measures of inventory productivity) and how to impact them
〈 Demonstrated success in leading the development & commercial introduction of new products into an assortment
〈 Strong business acumen with a gut for what consumers will love and a results-driven passion for meeting customer needs with differentiated products
〈 Experience building and optimizing assortment planning and buy plan tools
〈 Proven analytical skills and enthusiasm for data-driven decision making
〈 Forecasting and inventory management experience with proven ability to maximize opportunities and mitigate risk
〈 Ability to work autonomously, taking initial direction and effectively executing against multiple simultaneous activities to achieve desired outcomes
〈 Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work with individuals at all organizational levels as well as external partners
〈 A flexible attitude when confronted with unexpected obstacles in a fast-paced environment
〈 Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, timelines, and deliverables with strong organization skills and attention to detail
〈 A demonstrated passion for crafting and creative activities a major plus!

Eligibility Requirements
〈 Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
〈 Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice as needed
〈 Must be willing to work in Denver, CO
〈 Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

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Location

999 18th Street, Denver, CO 80202
999 18th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Perks of working here

401(K)
Company Equity
Dental
Health Benefits
Some Meals Provided
Unlimited PTO
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