Associate Buyer at Zulily


Who We Are zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing our customers something special every day. Unique products from up-and-coming brands are featured alongside favorites from top brands, including clothing, home decor, accessories, toys and gifts, giving customers something new to discover each morning at an incredible price. We are fast-paced, innovative and metric-driven, with a team passionate for delighting our customers. Whether you want to work with incredible product selection, develop smart marketing plans, help us in our pursuit of faster fulfillment, or do something else awesome in between, we have a place for you. With locations in Seattle, Reno, Columbus and Bethlehem, our team is excited to be changing the way people shop every day – and we are just getting started. Associate buyers are responsible for sourcing compelling product assortments, negotiating and developing strategic vendor partnerships, and delivering great brands and products at an amazing value proposition, with guidance/supervision of Merchandise Manager. Our ideal Associate Buyer is ambitious in nature, detail oriented, comfortable working in cross-functional teams, and passionate about the retail industry. They are organized and adept at time management skills.

Who We Are

zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing our customers something special every day. Unique products from up-and-coming brands are featured alongside favorites from top brands, including clothing, home decor, accessories, toys and gifts, giving customers something new to discover each morning at an incredible price. We are fast-paced, innovative and metric-driven, with a team passionate for delighting our customers. Whether you want to work with incredible product selection, develop smart marketing plans, help us in our pursuit of faster fulfillment, or do something else awesome in between, we have a place for you. With locations in Seattle, Reno, Columbus and Bethlehem, our team is excited to be changing the way people shop every day – and we are just getting started.
Associate buyers are responsible for sourcing compelling product assortments, negotiating and developing strategic vendor partnerships, and delivering great brands and products at an amazing value proposition, with guidance/supervision of Merchandise Manager.
Our ideal Associate Buyer is ambitious in nature, detail oriented, comfortable working in cross-functional teams, and passionate about the retail industry. They are organized and adept at time management skills.

Your Impact


  • Buying responsibility and financial accountability for respective buying category

  • Deliver on financial goals

  • Identify brands and product that represent our customer’s needs

  • Negotiate, build, and source compelling product assortments at the best value

  • Drive sales through the selection of product, pricing, promotion for greatest return on investment.

  • Negotiate buying terms with vendors (price, quantity, delivery/ payment terms)

  • Own the facilitation and execution of an event with an Assistant Buyer and/or Merchandise Assistant

  • Build strong partnerships with vendors, focusing on vendor management and brand acquisition and development

  • Calendar management

  • Ability to remain flexible and willing to change strategies as business needs dictate

What You Bring


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of work and experience

  • Minimum 1-3 years merchandising experience or relevant retail experience

  • Demonstrated understanding of merchandising financials and the ability to manage profitability

  • Experience in ecommerce preferred

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel preferred

  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to travel minimum of 10%

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