Product buyer - Sydney
We’re on a mission that needs the right humans to help make it happen. We LIVE to help people discover and enjoy the awesome sport of cycling. Our aim is to be Australia’s #1 Online Bicycle Retailer and provide our customers with excellent service and support on our products.
We love to break through old norms, to get bikes and products to our customers quickly and to have a laugh through the good and challenging times. We also have heart and want to improve the environment that as an industry we love to enjoy.
While the Australian office was founded in 2011, we’re global in our approach and presence and have fostered a culture where everyone can make a difference as we work together to make great things happen.
We have a genuine focus on nurturing our team with perks like flexible work arrangements, generous staff discounts, a commitment to ongoing learning and internal career progression across our international footprint.
While we have over 90 staff located across Australia, Asia, United States and Europe. This role is based in our brand new refurbished office in Frenchs Forest, Sydney. However, there is some flexibility for remote working. Our team here works from Monday to Friday so that we can ride bikes on the weekend!
What Will You Do?
The Bicycles Online Product Buyer will be responsible for growing and managing our parts and accessories portfolio. You will be accountable for making sound buying decisions and sourcing the best product opportunities available. Reporting to the Senior Bike Buyer, responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Manage a balanced parts and accessories product line that delivers on revenue, margin, variety of rider needs and boosts overall e-Commerce sales.
Building relationships with suppliers and negotiating with them for the best price, quantities and delivery timescales.
Conduct regular market analysis on direct and similar competitors, including market size, trends and market penetration.
Manage the inventory to ensure continuity of fast-moving, selling product supply for the market whilst achieving targets and performance of priority categories.
Manage end of life/excess & obsolete stock items, identifying risk and proposing action plans to mitigate risk and minimize profit impact, co-coordinating efforts with marketing to optimize sales velocity.
Manage and deliver pricing analysis based on market trends, cost price and consumer needs.
Work effectively with cross-department teams, communicating information regarding new products for the website, sharing details of incoming stock to meet their needs and analysing data from marketing, customer service and warranty.
Create, analyse, and present weekly and monthly reports to business leaders.
Conduct quarterly analysis on new potential market segments.
What You’ll Have?
Tertiary qualifications in marketing, business or related field.
3+ years experience in the cycling retail industry with a strong knowledge of products.
Experience in drop shipping or indent buying.
Experience managing an online product catalogue.
Experience collaborating with multiple overseas entities, including team members and vendors.
Demonstrated analytical ability with an aptitude for building a narrative around the data that translates into actions.
Advanced planning and analytical skills.
Strong Microsoft Office and Google Suite skills, a high level of proficiency with MS Excel is required.
Strong people and communication skills with team members and stakeholders.
Organised, with the ability to multitask and work under pressure or tight deadlines.
Self-starter, with an ability to work autonomously and efficiently.
Team player committed to having a positive impact.
Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
Ability to work across international time zones to liaise with international markets, vendors and different teams within the business.
Exceptional problem solving ability and attention to detail.
What You’ll Get?
Generous discounts on bike products and accessories.
The opportunity for career progression with a fast-growing international company.
An element of flexibility, although an office presence in Frenchs Forest is required.
Good toast, ordinary coffee and a dog-friendly office.
How To Apply?
If this sounds like you, there’s no better time to join a team already full of amazing people. Please send your Resume and Cover Letter to email@example.com
We appreciate how much effort is required to properly apply for a role. We commit to responding to all applicants with relevant skills and experience, but unfortunately will not be responding to candidates who do not meet the following criteria:
Permanent working rights in Australia;
3+ years experience in the cycling retail industry with a strong knowledge of products; and
Relevant tertiary qualifications