Assistant Buyer

San Francisco, California
10 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020
The RealReal is seeking an Assistant Buyer to support the fast-growing Wholesale department within the Home & Art category. The ideal candidate is someone who is highly organized with attention to detail, proactive in solving problems, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.

What You Get To Do Every Day
  • Support the buying team, executing all purchases for the Home & Art curated (wholesale) category 
  • Lead meetings with external sourcing partners. Provide guidance on sourcing needs and ensure process and timing needs are met 
  • Report weekly on sales performance to identify selling trends and buying opportunities
  • Track purchases and report on open to buy versus budget
  • Review store inventory in order to allocate replenishment or initiate process to source replacements 
  • Monitor items throughout the pipeline to ensure items are accounted for and processed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Manage logistics by scheduling shipping methods, payments, and deliveries
  • Partner cross-functionally with creative, retail, merchandising, planning, accounting, and operations teams

What You Bring To The Role
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced retail buying or merchandising environment with strong administrative skills
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Proactive approach, with strong problem solving abilities 
  • Clear communicator who enjoys working autonomously as well as with a team
  • Passionate about the luxury fashion industry 
  • Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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. 

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