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Buyer

Curatorial | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Chairish is the design lovers’ indispensable online  source for chic and unique decor, art, furniture and home decorating inspiration. Founded in 2013, Chairish delights over two million shoppers monthly with our expert curation of exclusive and diverse inventory, spirited attitude, refreshing shopping experience and award winning customer care.  With 2,000+ new arrivals daily, it’s no wonder Architectural Digest named Chairish the #1 “can’t live without decorating app” that  “will change the way you shop for furniture online”  and Entrepreneur lists Chairish as one of  “best entrepreneurial companies in America.”   The Chairish founding team is comprised of seasoned entrepreneurs and design lovers who started successful travel start-ups Hotwire and TripIt as well as former executives from Levi Strauss, Yahoo, One Kings Lane and eBay.

Chairish is looking to hire a Retail Category Buyer/Manager. This role will lead our emerging retail category of home furnishings, including furniture, rugs, lighting and decor. You’ll handle everything from establishing relationships with manufacturers, to identifying initial assortments, and overseeing all aspects of pricing, margin, and assortment optimization. This role is equal parts design passion and obsessive attention to detail and deadlines. Experience in drop-ship marketplaces or digital-first ecommerce sites a plus. 

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and onboard new manufacturer and brand partners

  • Manage existing brand partnerships to ensure continued business growth

  • Curate assortments that are brand and customer appropriate

  • Partner closely with the operations team to ensure accurate sku set-up

  • Manage sku pricing to ensure margin targets and iMAP policies are adhered to

  • Liaise with merchandising and marketing teams to identify most impactful product launch strategies and timing

  • Regularly read out on KPIs and monitor run rates and performance against forecasts

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 3-5+ years relevant experience in merchandising or buying type roles within the interior design, retail, or furniture industry

  • A voracious passion and discerning eye for beautiful and eclectic home décor

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Personal and professional contacts within the interior design or furnishings industry

  • Comfortable meeting in person with manufacturers 

  • Strong Excel skills with ample experience 

  • Seasoned project manager with the proven ability to set objectives, prioritize, and meet goals

  • Bachelors degree or design degree (or equivalent experience)

Chairish Inc. is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. We are an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please provide your salary requirements with your resume.  All submissions will be evaluated and interviews will be conducted for those applicants who most strongly fit our needs. If you are not contacted for an interview, your resume will remain on file and active for available positions for a period of one year.

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