T-Shirt & Apparel Buyer @ ThinkGeek (closed)
Job DescriptionThe ThinkGeek Overlords are seeking a T-Shirt and Apparel Buyer who will be responsible for growth, profitability and overall awesomeosity of ThinkGeek's apparel line. And, if you are curious, ThinkGeek is indeed awesome and cookies are a frequent part of our apparel meetings.
Specific responsibilities include:
Source and buy products that fit into the unique ThinkGeek product mix
Merchandise and manage these products on the ThinkGeek website
Creatively coming up with new apparel ideas and trends
React to seasonal / current trends and recognize potential product voids Develop and manage vendor relationshipsWork with customer service and marketing on ThinkGeek's apparel offerings
Work with the Inventory Management group on replenishment
Respond to customer inquiries
Work very closely with ThinkGeek’s Senior Apparel Merchant on growing ThinkGeek and helping to achieve our ultimate goal of World Domination in the geek Apparel space.
Enjoying cookies and the occasional Macaroon.
College degree or equivalent
4-6 years’ experience as product manager or buyer (apparel or accessories background strongly preferred)
Highly detail-oriented mentality
Very Proactive on a daily basis.
Strong and agile work ethic that allows you to quickly adapt to changing situations/trends
Ability to deal with vendors (via phone and in person) in difficult circumstances with complete professionalism
Ambitious, creative and aggressive, but equally humble and collaborative
Very strong spreadsheet, computer, and Internet skills
A passion for Internet and geek culture
Ability to travel to various Apparel trade shows or to visit vendors
Experience writing copy for ecommerce and/or geeks
Love of cupcakes and/or cookies
ThinkGeek is a small, close-knit group of fun, weird, and enthusiastic people who run one of the most successful niche e-commerce sites on the Internets. As part of Geeknet, a publicly held company, ThinkGeek employees receive an excellent benefits package while enjoying the benefits of working in an exciting start-up environment in our Fairfax, Virginia office. This posting is for a permanent, full time position in our Fairfax, Virginia office. Only local applicants or those willing to relocate at their own expense will be considered. Sorry, freelance or offsite equests will absolutely not be accepted. Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com