Associate Merchandising & Buying Manager

San Francisco, California
04 Sep 2021
14 Nov 2021
What You Get To Do Every Day
  • In partnership with Senior Merchandise Manager, owns category holistically across all channels in order to optimize and align demand drivers, pricing, discounting, supply, and store/site experience 
  • Partners cross-functionally with warehouse operations, planning, retail, creative, editorial, and accounting teams to ensure Merch delivers requirements & SLA is met by counterparts and flag opportunities to Senior Merchandise Manager
  • Manages discounting and works cross functionally with Planning and Senior Merchandise Manager to determine accelerating/de-accelerating discounting to meet the needs of the business 
  • In partnership with Senior Merchandise Manager, Planning and Buyers, drives buying strategy to complement consign/vendor channel by performing financial analysis, reporting out on sales performance, and identifying area of opportunity
  • Oversees purchasing, order writing, prioritization, item activation, store allocation, and reconciliation
  • Responsible for overseeing items throughout the pipeline to ensure items are accounted for and processed in a timely and accurate manner

What You Bring To The Role
  • 3+ Merchandise/Buying type of function in a high growth, fast-paced environment with strong administrative skills 
  • Previous experience as Associate Merchandise Manager/Buyer preferred
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Proactive approach, with strong problem solving abilities
  • Clear communicator who enjoys working independently as well as with a team
  • Passionate about the luxury & sustainable fashion industries
  • Proficient in MS Office/Google: Word/Doc, Excel/Sheets and PowerPoint/Slides

The RealReal is the world's largest online marketplace for authenticated, resale luxury goods, with more than 20 million members. 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 hundreds of 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 thousands of brands across numerous categories-including women's and men's fashion, fine jewelry and watches, art and home-in support of the circular economy. We make selling effortless with free virtual appointments, in-home pickup, drop-off and direct shipping. We do all of the work for consignors, including authenticating, using AI and machine learning to determine optimal pricing, photographing and listing their items, as well as handling shipping and customer service. At our 13 retail locations, including our eight shoppable stores, customers can sell, meet with our experts and receive free valuations.

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.     GHR3693


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