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Buyer, Kids Non-Apparel

Company: Stitch Fix
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Job Description:

ABOUT THE ROLEBe a part of our extraordinary Merchandising team and gain coveted experience in buying, merchandising and product development. We're looking for someone who has a keen eye for style and trends to develop our buying process.

As a part of the Merchandising team, the Kids Non Apparel Buyer will take full ownership of the product category. They will use client feedback to create and execute merchandise strategies and assortment plans that deliver strong financial targets and delight all Stitch Fix Kids clients.YOU'RE EXCITED ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE YOU WILL:

  • Drive the overall strategic business vision for the Kids Non-Apparel category which also includes swim and sleep
  • Partner with the planning team to construct and manage a category of business to seasonal financial targets
  • Analyze business performance and present strategic next steps to the leadership team
  • Recruit, hire, onboard, train and manage direct report(s)
  • Leverage client feedback to build seasonal product assortments with a data driven mindset
  • Lead product fittings and provide direction to team and vendors on product fit intent and quality
  • Manage monthly competitive shopping to gain a deep understanding of seasonal trends and pricing
  • Grow and maintain strong relationships with vendor partners
  • Strategically scout new vendors & styles to support key product strategies
  • Travel as needed to market vendor meetings, trainings and production factories
  • Partner with vendors and internal Exclusive Brands team to develop, source, and buy new product
  • Leverage the expertise of cross-functional Data Science partners in building a robust vision for product category


    • You have a Bachelor's degree, with 8-10 years of experience in a retail buying role [3+ years as a Buyer]; prior experience working in Kids and/or Non-Apparel is strongly preferred
    • You have at least 1-2 years of experience managing direct reports and are excited to mentor, develop and inspire others

    • You are proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel/Word/PowerPoint) and love learning new systems
    • You have strong knowledge of retail math and business metrics
    • You have a strong eye for product and a track record of delivering client-right, winning assortments with strong value propositions
    • You have experience developing assortments that surprise and delight while creating a competitive advantage
    • You are excited to dive deep into data and use client feedback to drive assortment decisions
    • You are an excellent negotiator
    • You love to innovate and are eager to create process improvements
    • You have strong verbal and written communication skills and are a master presenter
    • You are a positive team player who is able to work independently
    • You excel in a fast paced environment where change is the norm
    • You are comfortable taking calculated risks to achieve results
    • You thrive in a feedback driven environment
    • You are able to travel up to 25% of the time
    • Above all else, you are Bright, Kind and Motivated By Challenge


      • We are a group of bright and kind people who are motivated by challenge. You can be your authentic self here, and are empowered to encourage others to do the same!

      • We are a successful, fast-growing company at the forefront of tech and fashion, redefining retail for the next generation
      • We are a technologically and data-driven business
      • We are committed to our clients and connected through our vision of "Transforming the way people find what they love"
      • We love solving problems, thinking creatively and trying new things
      • We believe in autonomy & taking initiative
      • We are challenged, developed and have meaningful impact
      • We take what we do seriously. We don't take ourselves seriously
      • We have a smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right & is open to new ideas
      • We offer competitive compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits
      • You will be proud to say that you work for Stitch Fix and will know that the work you do brings joy to our clients every day

        ABOUT STITCH FIXStitch Fix is an online personal style service for men and women combining art and science to disrupt and redefine the retail industry. We're the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a refined and deeply personalized shopping experience. We leverage vast amounts of client data to make decisions throughout the company. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers and a successful, growing business. We believe we are only scratching the surface of our opportunity; and we're looking for incredible people to contribute! We'd love for you to help us carry on the trend.

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