Buyer - Beauty

Fashion Nova
Vernon, California
Closing date
2 Jul 2023

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Fashion Nova is an inclusive fashion-forward and trend-driven apparel and lifestyle brand that celebrates all dimensions of confidence. We use our platform to spread positivity with brands for women, men, curve, luxe, sport, swim, beauty, and kids. We are obsessed with creating the best experience available for our customers and employees.

Fashion Nova was built on the backbone of individuality and inclusiveness. Our brands are worn and celebrated worldwide by customers, celebrities, and influencers because of our uniquely creative and talented employees.


Reporting to the Chief Merchandising Officer, you as the Buyer, Beauty will lead buying activities across a range of beauty categories, products, and brand, and will oversee sourcing, buying, replenishing, and all vendor relationships across the Beauty category.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to keep pace in a highly fluid, ever-changing, collaborative workplace. You must also have excellent communication skills in order to engage the attention of our experienced leadership team and influence|respond to complexities with a high level of technical acumen.

  • Work closely with senior management and cross-functional divisions to ensure all are aligned on business strategies, short and long-term growth objectives
  • Directly responsible for key category metrics (KPIs) for the following: new and existing brands, new products, pricing, margin, promotions, and product life cycle
  • Negotiate with vendors to secure exceptional everyday pricing, promotional dollars, special opportunity buys, rebates, growth incentives, delivery, and payment terms
  • Administer and manage RFQ packages, execution of contracts, product evaluation, quality issues; create and maintain supplier, product database
  • Drive new product|brand onboarding process to ensure timely and quick to site|market
  • Build, edit and maintain assortment to create market advantage while reflecting customer needs|requests and adhering to the Company model
  • Manage and develop strong vendor relations through regular and consistent communication to ensure a clear understanding of short|long-term goals and capabilities
  • Coordinate with Planning Team and Replenishment Buyers in managing inventory turns, service level, order cycles, deal implementation and general supply chain practices
  • Create, review and utilize reports to enable in-depth analysis of category successes/challenges
  • Develop promotional co-op activities that are profitable and highly effective in conjunction with Marketing
  • Implement Beauty planograms by working with vendors to determine assortment, secure samples, assessing SKU/Brands productivity, gathering SKU setup, maintaining add/delete lists, and managing fixtures with vendors

  • Five plus years of experience in buying for Beauty, preferably with an eCommerce brand
  • Proven relationships with direct vendors and merchants
  • Experience working with third-party brands
  • A strong pulse on the Beauty industry and competitors
  • Ability to drive growth in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Advanced experience with Excel and Google Sheets
  • Experience with MPI (MARKET PRICE INDEX)
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • English, additional language(s) an advantage
  • Schedule of this position: Monday - Friday | Core business hours | Onsite

  • Formalized career paths
  • Flat management platform
  • Manager Training Academy
  • Creative Development Internship Program
  • Fashion Nova Cares Program
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401k match, with immediate vesting upon eligibility
  • Stocked kitchens with gratis snacks and drinks
  • Weekly catered lunches
  • Summer Fridays at Headquarters
  • Team bonding events and programs
  • Employee discounts

Fashion Nova, LLC, and subsidiaries thereof, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are steadfast in our commitment to equal employment opportunities and pledge that these objectives are reflected in all aspects of our daily operations. We will continue to recruit, hire, train, and advance in employment qualified individuals in all job titles without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, criminal history, or status as an individual with a disability; and shall not discriminate against any individual, any such characteristic, nor any other classification protected by local, state and|or federal law.


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