Marketplace Buying Lead

Perpay

Philadelphia, PA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Buying/Merchandising
  • Post Date: 02/25/2021
  • Website: perpay.com
  • Company Address: 1217 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107

About Perpay

Nearly half of U.S. households struggle to handle an unexpected expense of $400 or more. When it comes to managing household expenses, things like a broken appliance or a growing family can be financially burdensome. We're a collaborative team of creative problem-solvers on a mission to make life's purchases more accessible and affordable.

Job Description

Nearly half of U.S. households struggle to handle an unexpected expense of $400 or more. When it comes to managing household expenses, things like a broken appliance or a growing family can be financially burdensome. Ranked 5th on Inc. Magazine's 2019 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States, our team is on a mission to make life’s purchases more accessible and affordable. 
 
Located in the heart of vibrant Philadelphia, we're building a FinTech-enabled e-commerce marketplace that combines quality brands with sensible financing to improve the lives of our neighbors and communities.
 
We're looking for an experienced merchant to play a pivotal role in developing and maintaining our product assortment strategy, developing and maintaining strategic vendor partnerships, while continually delivering new quality brands and products for our customers.

What We're Looking For:

    • You are ambitious in nature, comfortable managing multiple strategic priorities, organized, and passionate about product.
    • You are a strong negotiator, able to leverage qualitative and quantitative data to influence negotiations and decision-making.
    • You are a strong communicator with the ability to contribute meaningfully to brand, product, growth, and analytics conversations.
    • You are eager to roll up your sleeves to identify opportunities and find efficiencies in a fast-moving company at the forefront of consumer credit.
    • You have 5+ years of professional merchandising/buying experience 

Responsibilities:

    • Independently drives sales through the selection of product, pricing, promotion for greatest return on investment
    • Identify brands and products that represent our customer’s needs
    • Negotiate, build and source compelling product assortments at the best value
    • Negotiate buying terms with vendors (price, quantity, delivery/ payment terms)
    • Build strong relationships with vendors, focusing on vendor management and brand acquisition and development
    • Partner with members of Commerce and Marketing teams to ensure appropriate representation and promotion of product assortments
    • Support Commerce and Marketing teams in creating and executing against promotion, content and marketing plans
    • Deliver on monthly financial goals 
    • Identify and troubleshoot performance downtrends
    • Build and evolve reporting framework to capture all critical metrics and insights, while ensuring all trends to plan are communicated effectively
    • Assist in vetting new opportunities, tactics, and partnerships to achieve scale and growth
    • Establish a forecast for each merchandise category and make recommendations on allocation and goals
    • Develop, coach and mentor their team - demonstrates an invested interest in their team’s career growth  
    • Actively demonstrates managerial courage, and is able to communicate with all levels of the organization
    • Identifies areas of opportunity, is solution focused and appropriately communicates to senior leadership

What We Offer:

    • Opportunity to work with one of the fastest-growing financial startups in the country
    • Competitive Salary + Equity
    • 401k with Company Match
    • Health / Dental / Vision Insurance

Additional Perks:

      • Gym + Public Transportation Subsidy
      • Student Loan Assistance
      • Relocation Assistance
      • Unlimited PTO
      • We’re excited to move into our brand new home at 2400 Market St. in early 2021. Currently under construction, our new office will incorporate all the best aspects of our first home (espresso bar, full kitchen, work/lounge space) in a riverfront setting with iconic Philadelphia Art Museum views. We can’t wait to make our new space in Center City’s vibrant Fitler Square neighborhood our own and we’re looking for passionate & motivated folks to help us grow into it together.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
 
We don’t work with recruiters - please contact us or apply directly.

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