Supplier Acquisition Specialist (m/f)
Are you ready to help build the world's largest e-commerce retailer for furniture and household goods in the world? We are Wayfair, the largest online retailer for household goods in the US, NYSE listed and rapidly growing our European operations. This is your opportunity to join our fast-paced and talented team on our mission to conquer the European market.
We are now seeking a Buyer whose primary challenge will be to grow the Wayfair catalogue and make sure we always have all products and styles available in the market on the Wayfair website. You will be directly responsible for managing junior buyers, executing tactics, and working closely with senior management on strategy and process improvements. This is a highly cross functional role partnering with our Category Management, Operations and Merchandising teams. Being a self-starter and creative problem solver with a passion for all things home, as well as knowing our competitors inside and out - you will be expected to ensure your team executes and successfully reaches their targets.
- Manage a buying team based in Berlin, responsible for your team targets and reporting to senior management.
- Work with category management on identifying product gaps and the best potential suppliers to fill them.
- Closely align with senior management on process improvement and reporting.
- Analyze the current catalogue and competitor websites to find new suppliers.
- Attend trade shows and industry events to build relationships with your growing supplier base.
Your skills and experience
- Smart, strategic and analytical thinker.
- Proven track record in leading and managing people.
- Demonstrated experience in leading strategic projects across cross-functional teams.
- Excellent communication skills.
- An entrepreneurial mindset with hands-on commercial experience.
- Comfortable in a technology-driven, numbers-oriented business environment.
- Previous experience in negotiation preferred.
- German and English language fluency is mandatory with any other European language being beneficial.
What we can offer you:
- An attractive salary, including a bonus plan based on your performance and equity package.
- Training opportunities and the chance for career development in a fast-growing international company with offices in London, Berlin, Galway and Boston.
- Mentors and coaches to help you with the steep learning curve.
- The chance to become part of our growing team in Europe and enjoy regular team events, company parties and a variety of networking opportunities.
- Discounted gym membership, weekly yoga classes and wellness week events (including massages) to help you find the right work life balance.
- An open and collaborative office environment.
- A chance to be part of the Berlin start up scene, right in the heart of Kreuzberg.
Wayfair (NYSE: W) offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points with a superior customer service and inspiring interior topics. With an unparalleled selection of more than seven million home items from 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price. Always committed to using technology to create a superior shopping experience, Wayfair developed Wayfair Next which concentrates on 3D visualization technology.
Wayfair generated $4 billion in net revenue in 2017. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 5,700 people.