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E-Commerce Buyer

Philadelphia, PA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

E-Commerce Buyer


Philadelphia, PA 


We live sneakers, streetwear, and neighborhood culture! All Day! Every Day!   


It’s an exciting time to be part of our growing retail company, with US headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. SNIPES is a global sneaker and streetwear retailer with almost 400 doors in Europe and 300 doors in the US. Key brands include Nike, Jordan, adidas, Timberland and UGGs. Our mission is to move street culture forward through our communities.


To achieve this mission, we operate as an “entertainment company with a little bit of retail". Our customer journey starts in our communities where we support, empower, and celebrate in order to earn the right to do business there. We are deeply engrained in our neighborhoods and work with many local partners to provide experiences and tell our stories – be it at food drives, music festivals, skate tournaments, dance contests, basketball games, or in one of our 700 state-of-the-art doors. To ensure our stories have reach, we also regularly work with global partners such as our Chief Creative Officer DJ Khaled, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross or brands such as Sony PlayStation and Sprite.

We entered the US market in 2019 through two acquisitions and have been extremely well-received by our communities, customers, and brand partners. We completed our third acquisition at the end of 2021, and in March 2022 acquired a fourth company in the US. We are geared up to invest more in our communities, our brand, and points of sale to unlock further growth across the US.


OVERVIEW:  As an E-commerce Buyer, reporting to the Divisional Merchandising Manager, you are responsible for driving and executing the online merchandising strategy, supporting the business to target KPI’s, and leading coordination between cross-departmental teams to enable the company to meet its E-commerce financial growth plans.   



  • Key contributor on initiatives by working to help coordinate and execute opportunities between our E-Commerce and Merchandising organizations. 
  • Drive and analyze sales, margin, footwear, apparel and accessories categories to grow revenue and profitability on
  • Collaborate with Senior Management and planning/allocation teams on managing monthly open-to-buy budgets. 
  • Work closely with retail buyers and planning team to execute seasonal assortment plans with exit strategies, identify, and introduce new brands, product extensions, early launches and unique products to meet the needs of the online market profitably.
  • Utilize data to communicate trends and additional product and/or brand opportunities across all categories.
  • Maintain relationships with existing vendors and create new vendor partnerships, to include direct-to-vendor and drop shipping partnerships.
  • Work with production studio, Warehouse, and other relevant departments to facilitate/support merchandizing and product prioritization.
  • Shop all competing and comparable e-commerce sites to identify opportunities and trends.
  • Collaborate with E-comm Planner.



  • Bachelor's degree in business or a related field preferred
  • 3+ years’ E-Commerce buying experience 
  • 5+ years’ experience of progressive success managing merchandise for a specialty retailer
  • Product development experience
  • Strong sense of streetwear and/or athletic footwear trends a plus



  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills  
  • Highly analytical and data driven
  • Excellent retail math skills  
  • Strong Excel skills 
  • Highly skilled at problem resolution


Cultural Success Factors

  • Enthusiasm for the brand
  • Collaborative nature
  • Skillful communicator
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Disciplined and self-motivated




Philadelphia, PA
19116 USA



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