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Assistant Buyer, Toys



Accounting & Finance
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

About the Company

CAMP is a Family Experience Company that helps answer the question, "What should we do today?" through a unique combination of retail, media, and entertainment. Launched in 2018, CAMP operates eight retail locations in Atlanta, California, Connecticut, Chicago, Massachusetts, New York and Texas and serves families everywhere via its digital platforms.

What is the role?

CAMP is looking for an Omni-channel Assistant Buyer for Toys. This position will help support the Merchandising Team through buying, analytics, and administrative functions. The assistant buyer will possess a high degree of flexibility and initiative, attention to detail, and have a passion for product. You will report to CAMP’s Director of Merchandising and work on the CAMP Labs team. This position will be based in New York City (hybrid.)

What will you do at CAMP?

  • Provide administrative support for the Merchandising team including sample management, reporting, item setup, PO placement, and order management.
  • Set the Omni-channel assortment strategy for key categories within the Toy Department.
  • Analyze reporting, industry trends, and insights from our stores to identify trends and use this information to inform product decisions and actionable ideas to drive business across your categories.
  • Independently build positive vendor relationships, onboard new partners, effectively influence vendors, maintain our existing assortment, and procure new products. This includes heavy interaction with vendors to solve problems and follow-up as needed.
  • Work closely with the Planning team to forecast sales, margin, inventory flow and OTB for overall business (both stores and online).
  • Partner with our Visual Merchandising Manager on creating storytelling experiences within your product categories and identify the need for signage, fixtures and demos prior to in store execution.
  • Work closely with Ecomm and Marketing teams to bring to life key product/brand launches.
  • Manage item creation, PO placement, PO maintenance and order tracking as needed across all departments.
  • Developing strong, cross functional relationships to help drive product programs and deliver on buying objectives
  • Occasional travel to market to visit vendors and attend trade shows

What will you bring to CAMP?

  • 1-2 years previous work experience in Buying/Merchandising
  • You are product obsessed
  • You have a strong understanding of how to bring storytelling to life both in stores and online through visual merchandising practices
  • You have experience in creating collaborations/partnerships with vendor partners (first to market/exclusive opportunities)
  • You have strong knowledge and understanding of Private Label business
  • You are a self directed multi-tasker who is organized and can prioritize work needs efficiently
  • You pride yourself on being reliable and exceeding standards. You care about the quality, accuracy and completeness of your work
  • You are eager to dive into reporting and understand the levers that drive business
  • You are prone to action. If you see a problem or opportunity your instinct is to quickly evaluate the situation and take action with a sense of urgency before being asked or required to do so
  • You are agile, flexible and embrace switching gears in order to jump in where needed
  • You have a great rapport with people and enjoy building and maintaining relationships
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and/or Keynote and Google Products
  • You are excited to join a growing team of people who are passionate about creating incredible family experiences!
  • You are authorized to work lawfully in the United states

What you’ll love about us:

CAMP’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • We empower diverse voices because it is the best and only way to bring high-quality products and experiences to the diverse families that we aim to serve
  • We are dedicated to creating an inclusive workplace culture that welcomes fresh perspectives, change, and open conversations
  • We build social equity by providing our team with opportunities for education, growth, and access
  • We highlight products, vendors, and a team that represents our customers' beautiful spectrum of diversity

We provide our team with best:

We offer a variety of options that are designed to fit the needs of you and your family.

  • Compensation: $60,000 annually
  • Flexible Paid Time Off to use for vacation, personal days, well-being, or an illness
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage including pharmacy benefits, virtual doctor visits, and more
  • Parental leave that supports our team members and their families
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Mass Transit & Commuter Parking Programs
  • Benefits Concierge: a team of dedicated and experienced employee benefits advocates who are ready to help you and your family with questions
  • Employee Assistance Program: offers support around Education, Legal and Financial Planning, Career Development, Lifestyle and Fitness Management, Mental Health, and Dependent Care
  • Gym and Wellness Discounts
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance
  • 20% off fertility and family planning services
  • 20% off all merchandise at CAMP stores and CAMP.com
  • 401(k) Plan (employee contribution only)

Interested in joining the team?

Submit your resume and cover letter. Address your cover letter to me, Kat, letting me know why you want this job and why we should hire you!