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Assistant Buyer

UncommonGoods is a team oriented, fun, and fast-paced Internet and catalog retailer selling independently designed gifts, home and personal accessories with a focus on sustainability.  We are looking for an intelligent, creative, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who can work effectively in a demanding environment and has a strong interest in working with artists and designers in a specialty merchandising environment.  

This position requires: a bachelor’s degree; excellent communication, analytic and relationship management skills; experience with multiple PC applications and strong Excel skills; the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work independently. Retail buying experience is a plus but is not required.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Working with a Buyer or Associate buyer to manage a multi-vendor, multi-category merchandise operation
  • Support the product selection process and assisting with new item pipeline.
  • Effectively communicate with vendors on negotiations and build lasting relationships.
  • Shopping the market including attending national trade shows and staying current on trends, competition and prices.  Ongoing introduction and development of new merchandise ideas and product development opportunities. 


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including health and dental insurance and 401(k). This position is located at the Company’s office in Brooklyn, NY.  


All applicants must apply online at www.uncommongoods.com/careers.  Please submit the following:  

1) Resume

2) A cover letter describing why you are interested in being an Associate Buyer at UncommonGoods

3) Examples of 3 products that are currently not in our assortment and why they would be right for us.  These product selections should include: image, link (if possible), and your comments. 

Please include these items above and most recent wage/ salary information when you apply. Applications must be submitted online. 

Location: Headquarters
Department: Merchandising

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