Retail Buyer

About thredUP:

thredUP is the largest online marketplace for secondhand clothing. We make buying and selling a cinch for millions of women across the globe. The company resells more than 35,000 brands across hundreds of categories at up to 90% off the original retail value. Headquartered in downtown San Francisco and backed by world-class investors, thredUP is reinventing the secondhand clothing industry and inspiring a new generation of consumers to think secondhand first.

About the Role:

As the Retail Buyer, you will have ownership over the assortment planning, ordering, and management for the retail store. A retail buyer is responsible for planning, selecting and purchasing quantities of goods and merchandise that are sold in retail stores. They source new items and review existing items to ensure their assortment remains relevant and unique to each store location.  This buying position will oversee all categories that are purchased for any “in real life” store. This position will have the responsibility of advanced product planning and execution of the product stories in our retail stores in collaboration with the visual merchandising team.  

Responsibilities

  • Monitor market changes and trend changes and react quickly to implement in store
  • Forecast and analyze sales patterns to anticipate trends in the consumer buying pattern
  • Recommend and implement events, promotions, and pricing strategies, while driving business and profitability
  • Communicate at a high level to all the stores in regards to the ongoing strategies from a product standpoint
  • Assist visual merchandisers in planning store layouts
  • Create and maintain an update to the logistics process for inventory replenishment to stores

Requirements

  • 7 to 10 years of experience in specialty retail
  • Strong sense of style and knowledge of women's apparel brands
  • Able to work in a very communicative and collaborative work environment but also able to make decisions quickly and execute
  • Understanding the local market trends and specific needs
  • Ability to plan and build out assortment plans and merchandising strategies
  • Highly efficient, organized and an excellent communicator
  • College Degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced start-up environment with few processes in place
  • Highly creative and innovative with a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent computer, Excel, and analytical skills
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds, move fixtures and furniture, being handy with tools is always a plus
  • Must have a clean driving record and pass a criminal background check


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