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Remote Buyer, Toys & Speciality

Babylist  ·  Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Vereinigten Staaten Von Amerika · Remote

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Who We Are

Babylist is the leading digital destination for growing families. For over a decade, Babylist has been the technology solution for expecting parents and the community that supports them, expanding from baby registry into a full-service platform that helps parents make decisions with confidence, stay connected and build happy and healthy families. Every year Babylist helps over 9M people make purchases through its registry, app, ecommerce shop and comprehensive product guides. The Babylist ecosystem now includes Babylist Health, which provides access to products and services including insurance-covered breast pumps, Expectul, a new voice in health and wellness for pre-pregnancy through postpartum care, and The Push, a branded content studio that works with the biggest companies in the baby space. With over 59M monthly pageviews and 1.2M TikTok followers, Babylist is a generational brand leading the $88 billion baby product industry. To learn more about Babylist’s registry options, editorial content and more, visit www.babylist.com

Our Ways of Working

We have team members located across the United States spanning multiple time zones. This means we put in extra effort to make sure we connect and collaborate in ways that make sense for us. We know how valuable the flexibility of remote work is for our employees.

We know that personal connection is the foundation for the great work we do together. In order to build those relationships with team members in other cities, we meet with coworkers in person two times a year at a full company offsite and a departmental offsite. These offsites are expected of employees and are great opportunities to meet the people you work with every day and to do some of the work that is much more difficult to do virtually.

What The Role Is

Babylist is hiring a Toy Buyer to become a part of our growing e-commerce team. In this role, you will create and develop business strategies and assortment plans for the high growth opportunity toys department that align with the goals of the overall division and business. You will identify opportunities to grow the business while maximizing profitability and efficiency as we scale. You will lead strategic partnerships, develop growth strategies, lead cross-functional communication, work closely with Inventory Management, Operations, Site Merchandising, Marketing, Content, Data and Product teams. We are excited about you because you are an analytical thinker, passionate about product and thrive in a fast paced and ever-evolving environment.

Who You Are

  • You have a minimum of 5-6 years of experience in a retail buying or merchandising role, ecommerce.
  • You have strong excel and analytical skills being able to interpret meaningful themes from quantitative data with an excitement for consumer products, innovation, trends, and merchandising.
  • You have experience with management of 3rd party relationships tied to both internal and external financial goals.
  • You are flexible, adapting to changing priorities and able to find efficiencies and improvements to make existing processes more successful.
  • You have strong communication skills and can work effectively with the entire team including product, design, editorial, customer service, and logistics.
  • You have a passion for start-ups and e-commerce with the ability to be scrappy and are comfortable wearing many hats.
  • Relevant category experience preferred.
  • You are excited by consumer products, innovation, trends, and merchandising.
  • You are detail oriented and can find opportunities in large assortments

How You Will Make An Impact

  • Own departments and/or categories as well as the attached sales and profit goals for the ecommerce team while managing associated vendor relationships.
  • Build strategic vision for the total department as well as execution of the merchandising portion of owned brand launches to deliver results hitting department financial targets.
  • Managing and building strategic relationships with large national branded retailers. Ensuring we achieve our mutually agreed upon joint business planning goals including sales, profit, and co-op.
  • Help introduce and improve processes benefitting the broader ecommerce team.
  • Partner with the site team on the strategy for on-site presentation and vision.
  • Lead profitability maximization initiatives across all areas of the P&L in collaboration with the Planning and Operations teams

Why You Will Love Working At Babylist

  • We invest in the infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office
  • We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives
  • We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here
  • We believe technology and data can solve hard problems
  • We believe in exceptional management
  • We are an antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds
  • We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  • We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match
  • We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning

Babylist takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location.

The estimated pay range for this role is $72,417.00 - $108,522.00

In addition, Babylist offers equity, bonus, and benefits, including company paid health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) matching, flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our company takes the security and privacy of job applicants very seriously. We will never ask for payment, bank details, or personal financial information as part of the application process. All of our legitimate job postings can be found on our official career site. Please be cautious of job offers that come from non-company email addresses (@babylist.com), instant messaging platforms or unsolicited calls.

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