Buyer

  • Dallas, TX
  • Full-time

Company Description

Mediocre is a Dallas-based stocking wholesaler in the opportunity-buy industry supplying exclusive deals across all major consumer categories primarily within our Mediocre retail websites, online eCommerce accounts, incentive channels, and our television affiliates.

Mediocre has been in this always fresh & exciting arena 12+ years when we include our last company, the revolutionary daily deal site Woot.com, which we've since sold to Amazon.

Job Description

At Mediocre, a buyer starts every transaction by solving for our suppliers’ dilemmas. You will earn glory and suffer humiliating defeat on a daily basis. This is a high-IQ hunter role requiring strong pattern recognition skills to identify and prioritize your efforts in an open category environment. If you live and breathe supply & demand, get excited by new products coming to market and believe there’s a right price for everything, this is your dream position.

Mediocre is a flat-hierarchy peer-to-peer community of coworkers. You become part of a group that works hard, plays hard and utilizes technology to advance our business. You join forces with a group of entrepreneurs who are driven by passion. We’re always looking for like-minded people to enrich our company culture and our brand.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain a strong knowledge of consumer goods with a twinkle in your eye for end of life (EOL), slow or obsolete (SLOB) inventory

  • Continuously cultivate relationships with top decision makers at key manufacturers

  • Collaborate with sales to highlight opportunities and drive revenue

  • Maintain healthy gross profit and inventory ratios by developing and executing an inventory strategy via all of Mediocre’s sales channels (GMROI)

  • Surpass financial objectives by developing strategic purchasing plans

  • Utilize Mediocre systems to document, control and communicate business opportunities and flow.


Qualifications

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 2–3 years previous experience in a sales or retail management

  • Beneficial platform knowledge: Salesforce, Mac OS, Slack, Google Docs, expert web search techniques

  • Strong detail orientation, follow-through, analytical skills (retail math) and problem-solving abilities

  • Proficient computer skills with the demonstrated ability to learn new computer programs quickly

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a passion to drive business

  • Exceptional references are a must

Tactical Essentials

  • Studies market prices and trends, to identify inventory opportunities by category, manufacturer or liquidation channel.

  • Research, screen and develop a portfolio of direct purchasing relationships that will deliver gross profit opportunities for retail, wholesale and fulfillment

  • Initiates purchase orders; arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as required

  • Interviews and confers with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics inventory control and management; negotiates best prices, payment and delivery terms with guidance from managers for assigned responsibilities.

  • Coordinates the planning of recent purchase with retail, wholesale and fulfillment to ensure maximum exposure and sell-fthrough.

Competencies

  • Results Oriented

  • Financial Management

  • Organizational Skills

  • Communication Proficiency

  • Technical Capacity

  • Ethical Conduct

  • Collaboration

  • Project Management

  • Time Management

  • Follow Wheaton’s Law

  • No Whinning

Additional Information

We want to find the ideal mutual match for all our positions but our job descriptions are not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required. We are a startup enterprise; duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All Mediocre employment is on an at-will basis. We will take our job and shove it upon your request at any time.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.