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(Senior) Buyer

at URBANARA GmbH in Germany   —   Jul 14, 2014   |  
Overview
Join URBANARA and experience the growth of one of Europe’s most exciting online lifestyle brands, with operations in Germany, China and the UK.

URBANARA (www.urbanara.de , www.urbanara.co.uk) is changing the face of retail by taking things back to basics. With a focus on quality and design, we source modern, high quality home wares and accessories from around the world, directly from the people who make them. Each beautiful, hand-picked product is delivered to the customer’s doorstep at its true price.

We are currently recruiting a

(Senior) Buyer (m/f)

for our Berlin-based Product Development team.
Responsibilities
Responsibility for the assortment scope and sourcing strategy within a certain category
Sourcing new potential suppliers
Leading commercial negotiations with main suppliers
Structured execution of the buying strategy
Cooperation with the creative lead on creative product development – balance creative aspects with commercial objectives
Effective inventory planning of first stock and stock control, to optimize sales, margins, cash and inventory risk
Responsibility for commercial direction of a certain category (merchandising, price, sell-offs, purchasing and initial inventory) and thorough analysis of all components
Close cooperation with all other departments to realize company goals
Experience
>5 years homewares (or similar products) buying / category management experience
University degree in business related studies
Very good knowledge of product development and sourcing processes
Supply chain / quality management / inventory management experience
Knowledge of home textile and/or home accessories product specifications and quality measures
Ideally experience working for an online brand
Excellent MS Office (especially Excel and PowerPoint) skills
Skills
Confident and communicative, with strong, effective negotiation skills
Efficient at what you do and have excellent project management as well as coordination skills
An entrepreneurial, commercial personality with a hands-on and keep-cool attitude
Someone who understands a creative vision and style, and can combine it with an commercial, analytical approach
Analytically strong and have an eye for risk management
Able to travel
Passionate about beautiful products around the home
Fluent in English, with other languages (especially German, French, Spanish and Mandarin) a plus
Education
University degree in business related studies
Compensation
tbd
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