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Massdrop

Buying ManagerUnited States

Buying Manager

United States

Massdrop is searching for a Buying Manager to oversee two or more of our buying categories. Our Buying Managers lead a team of buyers or associate buyers as they build and expand our community. This includes providing guidance for all aspects of the purchasing cycle, including assisting with strategic planning, product selection, community relations, negotiations and vendor management. The successful candidate will have a "can-do" attitude and a willingness to roll up their sleeves and help out wherever necessary.

Our Buying Managers are pillars of the buying team and will play a key role in scaling our enthusiast community. This is a challenging position requiring negotiations experience, management experience and a passion for the enthusiast customer.
Here's what you'll do as part of the team:
  • Oversee buyers and/or associate buyers as they identify and source compelling products that are desired by the community
  • Direct buying responsibility for at least one of the categories you are responsible for.
  • Perform analysis on existing sales and make strategy adjustments where applicable
  • Partner with other Buying Managers and company executives to develop strategies for your categories
  • Partner with the creative, logistics and community support teams to develop efficient and effective systems and processes
  • Monitor and engage with the community through polls and discussions
  • Provide training and onboarding for direct reports within your assigned categories
And here are the skills and experiences you'll need to be successful:
  • 2-4 years Buying, Planning, or related experience and business knowledge required
  • 2-4 years of relevant management experience
  • Demonstrated passion in or knowledge of enthusiast communities preferred
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment
  • Analytically minded and capable of making thoughtful time sensitive decisions based on available information
  • Strong computing skills including MS Office, including Excel, Google apps
  • Additional computing experience in online communities (i.e. forums, reddit) preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's Degree required.

Application Instructions

Please include your resume and cover letter, making sure to highlight your business acumen.
Who We Are
Massdrop puts community first. We create high-quality, custom gear, apparel, and products inspired and designed by our online communities. We provide over 2 million members a place to connect, discuss, buy products together, and learn about the things that are important to them.

We are committed to diversity in our workforce. Massdrop is an equal employment employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status.

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