Wayfair Careers

Junior Buyer

London, United Kingdom

Job Description

Wayfair is currently seeking a talented and motivated Junior Buyer to help expand our vendor portfolio and build out product selection across categories including furniture, décor, bath, housewares and DIY. Based in London, this role would suit a college graduate with an outgoing personality and a genuine interest in eCommerce and interiors.

Our buyers increase our product selection by identifying new products to sell on Wayfair, establishing relationships with external suppliers and partnering with our Category Management team to prioritize product addition efforts. Strong negotiation skills along with relationship building skills are essential.

We are seeking candidates who aspire to grow into a more senior position within the buying department by taking on more responsibility with a results-oriented, proven track record.

What You'll Do:

  • Pitch and sell a partnership with Wayfair effectively to prospective suppliers
  • Fiercely negotiate for favorable buying terms with suppliers (selection, price, and quantity).
  • Manage new supplier setup process, collaborating with internal supplier and marketing operations teams
  • Optimize the category to exceed specific revenue and margin targets.
  • Conduct competitive and product category analysis to evaluate market trends, then identify new designers and brands to increase and expand selection across all product categories
  • Develop category strategy to achieve revenue and profitability goals.<span

What You Have:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to thrive as part of a team and work autonomously
  • Fluency in English is a must; other EU languages are highly advantageous
  • Prior experience in a sales negotiation role focused on target quotas is a plus
  • A personable and energetic communicator, eager to build relationships with new business partners
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage, multi-task, and prioritize multiple projects at once
  • Accurate and thorough in your work; you don’t miss the details
  • Strong numeracy and Excel expertise
  • Ability to “hit the ground running” – a self-starter capable of achieving specific target goals.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and mindset

What We Offer:

  • A competitive salary and bonus that come along with work life balance and a range of benefits.
  • An agile and energetic work environment - your progression at Wayfair is based on results not on hours spent in the office.
  • Great mentors and career development opportunities through our learn@work program.
  • A flat hierarchy with easy access to senior management.
  • Private medical, dental insurance, pension, gym membership discounts, team pod outings, and more!

About Wayfair

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes – from product discovery to final delivery.

Wayfair generated $4.7 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 7,700 people.

Requisition ID: 20936