Senior Buyer (Beauty)

iHerb, LLC
Pasadena, CA, USA
Posted 21 hours ago
Full timeTechnology, Information and Internet,Manufacturing,Retail
Job Summary

The Senior Buyer is directly responsible for vendor relations, negotiations, procurement, pricing, and promotions of brands/products. In addition, the Senior Buyer may also be responsible for hiring, managing, and mentoring activities and development of Buyers/Jr. Buyers. This role is responsible for large volume and highly visible suppliers.

The Purchasing team is responsible for selecting, negotiating, curating, pricing, and promoting the best possible brands/products for iHerb to carry in its wide assortment of products. Purchasing is on top of new and emerging products that continue to make iHerb one of the leading retailers in health & wellness.

Our Purchasing team is dynamic, fast-paced, and looking for an individual who does well in an agile, entrepreneurial e-commerce environment.

If you are looking to be a part of a diverse global brand that focuses on health & wellness, with the customer’s wellbeing at the heart of what we do, come join our team!

Job Expectations

  • Work closely with Category Manager and Senior Management to ensure all are aligned on business strategies, short and long-term growth objectives
  • Directly responsible for key category metrics (KPIs) for the following new and existing brands, new products, pricing, margin, promotions, and product life cycle
  • Negotiate with vendors to secure exceptional everyday pricing, promotional dollars, special opportunity buys, rebates, growth incentives, delivery, and payment terms
  • Administer and manage RFQ packages, execution of contracts, product evaluation, quality issues; create and maintain supplier, product database
  • Drive new product/brand onboarding process to ensure timely and quick to site/market
  • Build, edit and maintain assortment to create market advantage while reflecting customer needs/requests and adhering to iHerb model
  • Calculate, maintain and approve critical cost and pricing changes in the system to ensure desired mark-ups, margin
  • Manage and develop strong vendor relations through regular and consistent communication to ensure a clear understanding of short/long-term goals and capabilities
  • Coordinate with Planning Team and Replenishment Buyers in managing inventory turns, service level, order cycles, deal implementation and general supply chain practices
  • Create, review and utilize reports to enable in-depth analysis of category successes/challenges
  • Develop promotional co-op activities that are profitable and highly effective in conjunction with Marketing


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong, successful and proven negotiating skills
  • Strong analytical, data management and decision-making abilities
  • Strong mathematical skills with an understanding of retail pricing concepts
  • Ability to communicate written and verbally in a professional manner with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts
  • Great attention to detail, highly organized with strong project management skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, problem solve and prioritize with an awareness of deadlines

Equipment Knowledge

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Google Business Suite (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms) preferred
  • WMS, EDI, NetSuite, Tableau experience a plus

Experience Requirements

Generally, requires a minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in buying with equivalent responsibilities, preferably in an e-commerce environment with natural products experience a plus.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field preferred, or a combination of education and equivalent work experience.

Staffing Agency Submission Notice

iHerb does not accept unsolicited 3rd party ("Agency") candidates. If you are an Agency, please send any requests to be considered as a supplier in our Vendor Management System to [email protected] Do not contact iHerb employees directly. If requested to work on a role, any Agency candidates would be presented through the internal recruiting organization.

About IHerb

iHerb is on a mission to make health and wellness accessible to all. We offer Earth’s best-curated selection of health and wellness products, at the best possible value, delivered with the most convenient experience.

We’re the world’s largest eCommerce platform dedicated to vitamins, minerals, and supplements, and other health and wellness products. For more than 25 years, we’ve been making it simple for people all over the world to purchase the highest quality products. From supplements to skincare to grocery items, we ship over 30,000 products, from over 1,200 brands direct to our customers in 185+ countries.

Our vision is to become the #1 destination for health and wellness across the world.

With a passion for wellness and a mind for innovative solutions, iHerb team members share a vision for a healthier world that drives them each day. Our 5 Shared Values unite our global team

Focus on the Customer

  • Empower Our People
  • Be Entrepreneurial & Pivot Quickly
  • Embrace Diversity & Inclusion
  • Strive for Simplicity

IHerb Benefits

At iHerb, we are dedicated to offering programs designed to help our employees and their families stay healthy, live well, and plan for their financial future. Built on a strong foundation, our programs provide options and upgrades with flexibility, protection, and security in mind. For the comprehensive benefits list, visit For our international team members, you may be eligible for benefits depending on the country where you are employed. The Talent Acquisition Partner/local HR representative will go over the benefits you are eligible for.

iHerb is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. iHerb provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment.

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