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Rent the Runway is seeking a Buyer in New York, NY.

Rent the Runway’s merchandising team is seeking an entrepreneurial merchant with great energy and sharp interpersonal skills with 1-5 years of experience in a buyer-level role. This is a unique opportunity to help grow an important merchandise category for the company as well as conceptualizing and incubating new merchandise categories in the future.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and grow vendor matrix for new sportswear category
  • Oversee buying process from start to finish including
  • Scheduling market appointments
  • Leading post market style outs
  • Placing purchase orders and managing shipping
  • Managing photo-shoot process and uploading of new styles to site
  • Ensuring new merchandise is received on time and in perfect condition
  • Communicating with accounts payable to ensure proper pricing and terms on invoices
  • Analyze style performance consistently and work with Director and Planner to help drive inventory decisions regarding re-orders and RTV’s
  • Work together as a team to achieve departmental performance metrics such as turn, average cost and profitability
  • Negotiate pricing up front with vendors at time of order placement and during re-orders
  • Negotiate return of slow renting stock to vendors
  • Continually communicate with operations team to ensure that new merchandise meets durability standards and assist with inventory maintenance issues as needed
  • Work cross functionally with marketing team to create targeted marketing programs for key designers

To learn more, or to apply online, visit the Rent the Runway job posting here.

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Author: Angela Copeland

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