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At Redemption Plus our Buyer aka Producer of Play is accountable for managing our inventory position for assigned themes through ordering, forecasting, and analysis. Showing a customer-centric spirit and a positive do-whatever-it-takes attitude, this individual takes pride in ensuring that we have the product we need, when we need it. 

The Producer of Play is responsible for managing items from PO inception to warehouse receipt, tracking open POs to meet on-time and accurate delivery of merchandise while maintaining clear and timely communication with all stakeholders. Sources new product and participates fully in evaluating product performance, life cycle and using complex data sets to evaluate customer needs. Owns and updates system data on product information ensuring accurate creation of new SKUs and management of existing SKUs. Negotiate product costs and minimum order quantities independently and with the support of the Demand Planner.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, data and results driven, have a passion for learning and place a high value on collaboration within and between teams. This position requires a high level of attention to detail, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to manage around or through inventory and/or vendor issues; a high level of financial acumen and experience with importing product, testing product, customs and logistics.

Placement Criteria

  • Bachelors Degree and 2-4 years of buying with import or domestic experience required (both is a plus), or suitable combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within procurement, and proven history of successful and profitable operational results.
  • Sourcing and procurement, pricing, negotiation, vendor management, order management, logistics exposure, open to buy management, working within budgets, identifying and evaluating trends
  • Preferred/Bonus, freight forwarding, HTS codes, container consolidation
  • Capability to prioritize, focus and execute tasks quickly with excellence and minimal supervision;
  • Ability to flourish in a high-growth, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment;
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively and professionally, and provide exceptional service, both internally and externally at all times;
  • Preference given to curious, life-long learners committed to expanding knowledge for the good of the organization and personal growth and development.
  • This role may require international travel 1-2 times annually, for up to 14 days, as well as 4-5 buying trips or shows within the US through the year.

Redemption Plus is a one-of-a-kind organization where enthusiastic, hard-working, caring people can lead full lives by bridging their professional and personal worlds. We don’t have jobs and just show up for work each day, rather we invest our time in building ourselves and our company. After all, everyone here is trading each day of their life to live it with us. We embrace innovation, hard work and high performance, positive attitudes, open and honest conversations.

It is our mission to help customers win by relentlessly driving out waste and rework, and revealing impactful insights. Every action, every decision, every word we speak is to fulfill our purpose of “enriching lives through insights that empower”. Oh and we sell toys too!

We live and breathe our three core behaviors; customer-centric; agents of change; and playfulness.

We hire with our “permission to play” behaviors in mind: Integrity; Accountability; Character; Collaboration; Continuous Improvement; Adaptability; Flourish; Examiner; Empathy; and Vulnerability.

Compensation

In addition to Health, Dental, Vision, Short/Long Term Disability and Life Insurance, we also offer a medical benefits concierge service, an array of healthy lifestyle programs on-site (incredible lunches, workout facility, workout classes, meditation classes, chair massages), company fun events, and shipping discounts/credit, and so much more.

Competitive salary dependent on experience, full-time and a comprehensive benefit package.

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