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Beauty Buyer

Company: Shop LC
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Job Description:

Hi there! Thank you for checking out our Beauty Buyer job post for Shop LC!
When we first started, we only sold jewelry! Well now, we sell all kinds of amazing products! We are looking to expand into beauty and skincare and are looking to add a dynamic, knowledgeable and super thorough Beauty Buyer for our Merchandising Team! If you love all things beauty, testing new innovative formulas or simply want to bring our clients the brands that you truly love and vouch for, then this is the perfect role for you! You'll have the ability to influence what our clients are buying and clients will trust your expertise in making the best brand recommendations to them, online and on air!
What you'll be doing in your day to day in this role:

  • Identify and develop new and established brands and new products from domestic and international vendors
  • Work with our Innovation Department and be open to other ideas and suggestions from team members
  • Negotiate price and purchase items
  • Assess the product to recognize trend and translate products into concepts and new shows
  • Analyze sales trends and inventory levels
  • Negotiating buying terms with vendors (price, quantity, delivery terms, returns, stock swap, and markdowns)
  • Responsible in meeting sales margins and inventory budgets
  • Comfortable going on air when needed to discuss products
  • Partner and communicate with internal counterparts to maximize efficiency of product lifecycle activities
  • Manage inventory levels with input from the Merchandising and Planning department
  • Maintain clear business goals and objectives while establishing cross-functional relationships with different departments
  • Develop and follow Time and Action calendars to ensure proper flow of goods
  • Work with vendors to develop timelines of products
  • Establish and maintain effective vendor relationships and contact vendors when products are not directed in a timely manner
  • Analyze the performance of "on air" products being presented and provide feedback for opportunities
  • Collaborate with Planners and Replenishment Analysts to manage inventory levels, forecast re-orders
  • Responsible in meeting FDA & FTC guidelines
    How you'll qualify:
    • 2+ years of beauty and/or skincare buying experience is a must
    • Knowledge of product development both domestically and internationally
    • Beauty experience in either catalog and/or electronic retail experience is desired
    • Must be able to work in a 24/7/365 environment and be available on weekends as needed
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse international clientele
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
    • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Effective decision skills making to achieve results
    • Ability to work as necessary during evening/weekend hours for specific shows or for guest appearances
    • Good negotiation and persuasion skills
    • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite especially Microsoft Excel
    • Thorough understanding of the merchandising process, product development, and product lifecycle
    • Knowledge of the various manufacturing processes for appropriate lines of business
    • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as needed
      What's in it for YOU:We offer all our full-time employees company-covered base plan medical, dental and vision! Meritain is our provider for medical and for dental/vision we have Metlife. On top of that, we have 4% 401(k) matching, Company Profit Sharing, 15 days of Paid Time Off, Maternity and Paternity Leave, company covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, company covered Accidental Death Life Insurance, Schedule Flexibility, Great Work/Life Balance, Volunteer Days, Tuition Reimbursement, HOPE Scholarship Program, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Sales & Discounts, Paid Company Holidays, and Career Development Courses and budgets to further your learning!
      A little about SHOP LC!
      Our Purpose: Delivering Joy
      Our Vision: Be the Value Leader in Electronic Retailing of Jewelry and Life Style Products
      Our Mission: Through the delivery of high-quality affordable products, made possible by our low-cost direct sourcing, we change the world and touch people's lives one piece at a time!
      Our Core Values
      • Teamwork
      • Honesty
      • Commitment
      • Passion
      • Positive Attitude
        We are a global organization that operates as VGL Group, or also known as Vaibhav Global with close to 3,000 employees globally. VGL trades publicly in the Bombay Stock Market in India. Under our main VGL brand, we have 3 amazing and growing companies: Shop LC, The Jewellery Channel (TJC) and STS. Shop LC is our US division, TJC is our European market, headquartered in London and lastly, STS is our wholesale division that does business to business sales for well-known, large national retailers! We source and manufacture our own jewelry so there is no middleman involved, that is how we keep our pricing super affordable for our clients!
        Shop LC is our US home shopping channel that is headquartered here in beautiful, sunny Austin, Texas, airing nationwide over 72 million homes via various satellite and cable networks, including live broadcast via as well as our Shop LC mobile app. Here in Austin, we have over 470 employees. We offer fine jewelry and lifestyle products, many which are produced in our own factories in Asia and India. We have locations globally in China, Thailand (Bangkok) and Indonesia (Bali)!
        ---SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTSPlease note that if we decide to extend an offer to you, Shop LC conducts a thorough background check and requires a drug test within 2 days of offer acceptance.

Keywords: Shop LC, Austin , Beauty Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Austin, Texas

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