Wholesale Buyer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

The Wholesale Buyer is responsible for creating and executing the company's wholesale growth strategy. The ideal candidate a self-motivated leader, is 'customer-obsessed', has a strong point of view on product and trends, possesses highly developed analytical and organizational skills, excellent communication and negotiation skills, and will be a key partner in optimizing Wholesale strategies while maximizing earnings for The RealReal. What You Get To Do Every Day * Develop and execute seasonal concepts, strategies, and assortment line plans for multiple wholesale categories taking into account product white space opportunities, competitive dynamics, product trends, and historical performance * Create and manage product development timelines to ensure on-time delivery and launch of product * Develop excellent vendor relationships; review prototypes and provide feedback via constant communication with vendors to drive timely development and commercialization process * Determine final product assortments and work with Wholesale Assistant to place purchase orders while managing receipt flow * Own and recap financial performance and metrics, make strategic recommendations in order to achieve sales, sell through, margin and inventory targets * Manage open-to-buy process in partnership with Planning counterpart * Work with the editorial partners to identify and close new vendors based on category needs and opportunities; negotiate with vendors on terms as needed * Create and improve processes as needed to ensure efficient product lifecycle flow including QC, on-time deliveries, site merchandising, product marketing, fulfillment, etc * Work closely with creative and other cross functional partners to ensure successful product launches * Support creative teams with photo shoots and content creation as needed What You Bring To The Role * 6+ years buying, merchandising, and planning at a high-growth brand or retailer, ideally in Fashion, Luxury, or DTC * Impeccable taste, loves product * Strong analytical skills a must - highly proficient in financial reporting, forecasting, and planning * Self motivated leader with experience managing one or more direct reports * Detail oriented, highly organized, and able to juggle multiple tasks effectively while adhering to deadlines * Excellent communication skills * Effective negotiator * Sound business sense and decision making abilities * Can-do attitude and uncompromising work ethic The RealReal is the world's largest online marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods. With a rigorous authentication process overseen by experts, The RealReal provides a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell their luxury items. We have 150+ in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items each day. As a sustainable company, we give new life to pieces by hundreds of brands, from Gucci to Cartier, supporting the circular economy. We make consigning effortless with free in-home pickup, drop-off service and direct shipping for individual consignors and estates. At our stores in LA, NYC and San Francisco, customers can shop, consign, and meet with our experts. At our 10 Luxury Consignment Offices, four of which are in our retail stores, our expert staff provides free valuations. Founded in 2011 and listed publicly in 2019 (Nasdaq: REAL), we're growing fast and fundamentally changing the way people buy and sell luxury - a multi-billion dollar industry. Build your career with us and enjoy 401K matching, health, dental and vision insurance, commuter flex spending, healthcare flex spending, generous PTO, a mother's room, and flexible work hours! The RealReal is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or Veteran status. We will consider qualified applicants for a position regardless of arrest or conviction records, consistent with legal requirements. #LI-MC

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