Buyer (Sales)

Are you passionate about products and people (customers, vendors, etc)?  Do you enjoy planning, discovering, understanding trends, and selecting merchandise for a dynamic retailer? 

Touch of Modern is looking for strong curators/buyers who love modern design and are excited to discover new products and establish relationships with new vendors and designers. You must have a great eye for products and great sales and/or buying experience.
Reports to: Category Manager

 What you'll be doing:

  • Sourcing compelling new and unique products and brands by reaching out to designers and manufacturers
  • Negotiating pricing with vendors to meet and exceed margin requirements for respective categories
  • Meeting daily booking requirements to optimize revenue potential
  • Meeting and exceeding monthly sales target
  • Serving as a subject matter expert for your category
  • Collaborating with coordination, merchandising, and photo teams to ensure every flash event is executed with attention to detail
  • Actively managing your book of business and developing vendor relationships
  • Resolving pricing conflicts and inventory issues
  • Ensuring all events are error-free and frictionless for the customer
  • Assisting the merchandising team with closing gaps in the promotional and booking event calendars
  • Executing hit lists provided from merchandising
  • Developing new product pipeline with existing vendor base
  • Developing new to customer product pipeline with daily submissions of unique products for approval
  • Help maintaining company lead-times

What you bring to this role:

  • 1-3 years of experience in sales (Buyer) OR 3-5+ years of experience in sales (Senior Buyer)
  • Category/industry knowledge (in apparel, home goods, tech... whatever your experience may be!)
  • Self-motivated and goal-driven mentality
  • Good understanding of Retail Math
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Confidence on the phone and ability to think on your feet
  • Experience working with new people and establishing relationships

Touch of Modern is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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