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Buyer - Cooking, Baking & Cake Decorating


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Buyer - Cooking, Baking & Cake Decorating

Jobid 23768-380924

Location: Denver, CO, 80238, USA

Description **Job Number** 35982BR

**Job Title** Buyer - Cooking, Baking & Cake Decorating

**Business Segment** Cable Entertainment

**Sub-Business** Craftsy

**Posting Category** Sourcing & Procurement

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** Colorado

**City** Denver


Role Purpose

Unique opportunity to develop strategic vision and lead team responsible for “greenfield” growth of Craftsy’s eCommerce Cooking, Baking and Cake Decorating businesses.


• Identify and understand target audience, market trends, and the competitive landscape for our Cooking, Baking and Cake Decorating businesses

• Develop category plans and a compelling product assortment that will enable rapid growth for our eCommerce business

• Determine whether in-house product development or vendor procurement is the best approach for assortment given customer needs, strategic objectives and financial goals

• Build strong relationships with cross functional partners including internal teams such as Marketing, Merchandising and Development and Sourcing teams​ and external Product Suppliers

• Own and optimize the P&L of the business. Use thoughtful data analysis to measure category and product performance over time and apply key learnings to assortment strategies

• Guide merchandising and marketing strategies to ensure product stories, key selling points, and differentiators consistently reach the consumer in thoughtful, channel-appropriate ways

• Provide leadership, clear direction and coaching to ensure ongoing development of team members

• Be a go-to resource in the company for the category displaying a strong understanding of the consumer, the competitive landscape, and emerging trends


Basic Qualifications

• 5+ years experience in Buying, ​Planning, Merchandising or Category Strategy, preferably in physical goods for Cooking, Baking or Cake Decorating

• A clear understanding of financial measurements (sales, gross margin, measures of inventory productivity) and how to impact them

Eligibility Requirements

〈 Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

〈 Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice as needed

〈 Must be willing to work in Denver, CO

〈 Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

**Desired Characteristics**

• Demonstrated success in leading the development & commercial introduction of new products into an assortment

• Strong business acumen with a gut for what consumers will love and a results-driven passion for meeting customer needs with differentiated products

• Proven analytical skills and enthusiasm for data-driven decision making combined with strong business acumen and a results-driven

• Excellent organization and management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, team members, timelines, and produce impactful recommendations and results

• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work with individuals at all organizational levels as well as external partners

• A flexible attitude when confronted with unexpected obstacles in a fast-paced environment

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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