Kyiv, UA

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Our buying team sources everything our makers need for their projects across a variety of crafts. We’re looking for an energetic self-starter to join our global Buying Team and focus on driving the performance of our new, growing craft categories. As the Associate Buyer, you’ll understand the fundamentals of retailing and develop your buying skill set, with lots of opportunities for advancement for the right candidate. 


What you’ll be doing:

  • Be at the start of our journey building and growing new craft categories. Manage the range of selected craft categories through rapid SKU growth, understanding what products we need to add while maintaining SKU count, working capital and revenue targets.
  • Under the guidance of the Senior Buying team, lead on building relationships with new suppliers and support on maintaining our sourcing relationships with our key strategic accounts.
  • Work seamlessly with the Product Data team to ensure we have the right range in the right place for all product launches, including promotional, seasonal and category-specific.
  • Generate and manage reports for the broader buying team, and perform other administrative functions to support the Retail Team.
  • Maintain supplier relationships by responding quickly and accurately to questions and requests for information. 
  • Be the conduit between the Buying team and other internal stakeholders such as Purchasing, Pricing and Email. 
  • Facilitate and attend meetings with suppliers, including data analysis, presentation preparation and logistics support.
  • Develop an understanding of the craft industry, our customers and our product range so that you can properly input product data into our New Line Forms, which allow us to add products to our site. 


Who we’re looking for

  • You have relevant retail experience, with some previous Buying experience
  • You have excellent analytical skills and an understanding of retail maths and strategy
  • Excel experience
  • You’re a self-starter and problem-solver - you’re always on the lookout for ways to better support your team and there’s never a moment with nothing to do!  
  • You’re extremely detail-oriented - you track down that missing piece of information.
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and enjoy the fast-paced nature of working at a startup.
  • Excellent written and verbal English language and communication skills. You understand tone and how to write an effective email.
  • A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations
  • You are Smart, Kind & strive to make a difference


What we're offering

  • The opportunity to join a fantastic team of really bright, motivated, and driven individuals who will support you at every stage of your journey
  • Competitive salary to reflect your skills and experience
  • Benefits package (medical insurance, psychological assistance, English classes, gym coverage)
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Working environment that values excellence


About LoveCrafts

At LoveCrafts we're on a mission to help everyone feel the joy of making. We're building a home for makers -, an online home to shop, share and dream in crafts. Through a unique blend of content, commerce and community, makers can find inspiration for their next project, shop craft supplies, and connect with like-minded people around the world.

Since launching in 2012, we've grown incredibly quickly. We're a member of the prestigious Future Fifty and 20th place on the FT's list of fastest growing European companies. All thanks to the hard work of our team of smart, kind makers based in London, Kyiv and in the USA.

We've been fuelled by investment from Europe's leading venture capital firms; Balderton Capital (LoveFilm, The Hut) funded our Series A round, followed by Highland Europe (Photobox, WeTransfer) and most recently Scottish Equity Partners (Skyscanner, Matches Fashion).

We're playing with the very best in web, mobile, social, commerce and media technology as we create the perfect digital home for crafters. Our team is filled with ambitious, curious, entrepreneurial and occasionally kooky makers. We hire and nurture inquisitive, creative minds looking to flourish in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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