Babylist is looking for a Senior Buyer – DME & Breast Pumps to join our growing Merchandising Team. In this role, you will lead strategic vision, develop business strategies and assortment plans that align with the goals of the overall division and business. You will identify opportunities to grow the business while maximizing profitability and efficiency as we scale. You will lead cross-functional communication, working closely with Babylist Health, Planning/Inventory Management, Site Merchandising, Marketing, Content, Data and Product teams. We are excited about you because you are passionate about product, an excellent communicator, seasoned at the art of negotiation, and able to foster strong relationships. You know how to thrive in an uncharted future and you navigate change well.

Who You Are

  • You have 8+ years of experience in merchandising
  • You have experience in the healthcare industry or health related product categories
  • Exceptional communicator – excelling at both written and verbal communication
  • Comfortable in ambiguity – able to navigate within uncertainty with keen ability to focus on and lead others toward a goal
  • Exceptional negotiator
  • Able to prioritize and manage a multitude of varying deliverables at once
  • Able to anticipate business needs and understand downstream business impact across teams
  • Comfortable working both independently and within a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong organizational skills & experience managing projects from start to finish
  • Strong collaboration and decision-making skills
  • Creative self-starter with an eye for process improvement
  • Product development experience a plus

How You Will Make An Impact

  • You will own buying and merchandising strategy, execution, and be a key stakeholder for The Babylist Health DME (Durable Medical Equipment) arm of business that focuses on breast pumps and health-care related items.
  • You will own end-to-end assortment management from strategy to execution, from project scoping/market analysis to merchandising to daily project management and program maintenance
  • You will negotiate contracts, pricing, and financial terms
  • You will build annual business plans with strategic vendors
  • You will conduct weekly/monthly/quarterly meetings with vendors
  • You will own strategy building, assortment building, product development/sourcing, and assortment planning – effectively communicate to senior leadership and stakeholders
  • You will analyze and report performance on weekly/monthly/quarterly basis; identify and communicate opportunities and risks
  • You will partner with Planning on inventory management across all fulfillment channels as well as pre-season financial plans and forecasts
  • You will partner with Marketing to ensure merchandising is supporting major marketing initiatives
  • You will lead profitability initiatives across all areas of the P&L in collaboration with the Planning and Operations teams
  • You will cultivate and manage relationships with top tier suppliers with ability to craft a deal and get all parties to a ‘yes’
  • You will keep pulse on emerging trends through data, vendor relationships, and market research with ultimate goal of ensuring product market fit for all programs
  • In collaboration with site merchandising, you will drive online product presentation and discoverability through site experience and curation
  • You will be an active participant and stakeholder in Babylist Health milestone and strategy meetings
  • You will travel to trade shows and lead business planning conversations with existing and prospective suppliers

Why You Will Love Working At Babylist

  • We invest in the infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office
  • We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives
  • We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here
  • We believe technology and data can solve hard problems
  • We believe in exceptional management
  • We are an antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds
  • We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  • We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match
  • We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning

Babylist takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location.

The estimated pay range for this role is $91,300.00- $136,950.00

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