Assistant Buyer

One Kings Lane
United StatesWFH / Online
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail

About One Kings Lane

Since launching in March 2009, One Kings Lane has established itself as a premiere home furnishings resource for products, expertise, and inspiration to help everyone live their style. On consumers can shop designer, vintage, and exclusive furnishings, including pieces designed in-house. Our expert Interior Designers provide personalized decorating assistance, in person or remotely. Design professionals who join the To the Trade program not only receive a discount but also have access to “concierges” dedicated to helping source products, match specs, and more. As a pioneer in content-led commerce, One Kings Lane curates its blog and social channels to offer home tours, designer tips, and more inspiration.

We are filled with passionate, innovative, agile and customer focused employees across our company – and know that continuing to bring together top talent in a collaborative environment will ensure we achieve our vision. If you bring passion and high impact to your work each day, we invite you to apply to join the One Kings Lane family and see where we can take this company—and your career—together.

The Opportunity

As an Assistant Buyer you will contribute to the continued growth of One Kings Lane as a partner to the Associate Buyer within a product. You will have the opportunity to support the build of the product assortment, through thoughtful category development via vendor relationships and internal collaboration with Buying leaders and Planning & Merchandising partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the business direction and process calendar for specific vendorswithin multiple categories of business.Upwards of 50-100+ vendors, across multiple categories.
  • Or support and grow established multi-category business and process calendar in partnership with Buyer.
  • Leverage historical data to support the growth of the bottom-line business of designated category. Ability to build & analyze reports. Compile reports on product performance and statistics. Prepare and present concise, persuasive and data driven cases for vendors, peers, and executive leaders
  • In depth data entries for promotions, pricing, and sku management. Manage full sku ingestion process or life cycle.
  • Build and merchandise the vendor’s assortment to support sales, margin growth and positioning of the OKL brand
  • Build and foster relationships with upwards of 50-100+ vendors and internal partners to ensure successful, product launches and a well-rounded category shopping experience. Negotiation skills?
  • Analyze and present weekly category sales data to identify trends and themes within the business
  • Recognize opportunities within the business and develop initial recommendations for either immediate or long-term gains
  • Provide category status updates to internal leaders
  • Maintain an awareness of product line themes and competitive landscape
  • Source new products across existing and new vendors, share selections with broader team and leadership and oversee sku creation and launch

Skills & Requirements

  • 1-2 years of retail merchandising or buying experience in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Retail Math; strong analytical & organizational sills
  • Proven ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and operate independently
  • Familiarity with working with multiple cross-functional partners
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, a self-starter who can think innovatively and take the ball and run with it with a positive attitude
  • Passion for product, design, luxury home furnishings and décor
  • This is a WFH, remote position

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