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JOB DESCRIPTION

Senior Buyer

The Sr. Buyer role will be responsible to deliver consumer benefit driven product innovation for Sleep Numbers Bedding Collection.  This position will be charged with building an expansive product roadmap to meet consumer’s sleep needs and improve upon their individual sleep experience. Requirements for this role are a strategic mindset, critical thinking, collaboration and execution with cross functional teams on behalf of the customer.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  • Bring forth meaningful innovations that strengthen Sleep Numbers Bedding Collection competitive advantage
    • Use consumer insight to develop product positioning and key messaging to engage customers
    • Understand current and emerging trends in the industry and with the competition
    • Partner with vendors upfront to identify and develop exclusive products
    • Manage vendor matrix, build and maintain strong vendor relationships
    • Build expansive product roadmap with meaningful sleep solutions
  • Financial planning and forecasting to deliver results for total bedding collection
    • Develop annual financial plans and budgets to support bedding collection goals
    • Monthly/weekly financial forecasting and analysis to identify opportunities for sales and margin
    • Assortment planning to increase productivity (styleouts, category and class plans)
  • Motivate, lead and champion the efforts of cross-functional teams
    • Partner with internal and external teams to ensure seamless execution
    • Provide communication, direction and support to cross-functional team as required (sales force, visual merchandising, marketing, training, and retail operations)
  • Deliver end to end commercialization for the customer (interactive, marketing, signage, placement, promotions, sales training)
    • Lead and motivate cross-functional teams to deliver bold execution on new product
    • Drive awareness and consideration of bedding collection
    • Create promotional and pricing plans to achieve financial goals
    • Utilize product positioning and key messaging for new and existing product packaging
    • Compose features and benefits for signage, interactive experiences, marketing, packaging, and training
    • Enhance customers purchase experience with Sleep Number (returns, speed of delivery, brand experience)
    • Partner with visual and POG team to create the vision for the selling floor.
    • Evaluate performance to identify new opportunities. (product, promotions, in-store and execution)
  • Coach and develop high performing, result oriented team

  

Requirements:

 

·         7-10 years of buying/planning/product development experience: Home category background preferred

·         Proven ability to define, plan and execute strategies

·         Experience defining, developing and commercializing products for retail environments

·         Experience in coaching and developing direct report

·         Leading and motivating cross-functional support teams to drive results

·         Project management and organizational skills

·         Strong negotiation skills

·         Problem solving and self-starter skills

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         Budget management skills

·         Financial strategy skills

·         Proficient in MS Office application

·         4-year business degree

·         MBA preferred

·         Travel as required

JOB INFORMATION

  • Job Title:
    Senior Buyer
  • Location:
    Plymouth, MN 55442
  • Career Level:
    Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)


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About Sleep Number

Sleep Well and Dream Big!

Discover why 8 million people are sleeping better tonight on the only bed with Dual Air™ technology that adjusts to each individual.

Sleep Number (NASDAQ: SCSS) is a growing, innovative company that is transforming the “one size fits all” mattress industry. With 25 years of growth, over 1500 retail sales associates and annual sales approaching $1.0B, Sleep Number is well on our way to achieving our goal of being a $1.5B organization by 2015. At Sleep Number, our mission to improve lives by individualizing sleep experiences places customers, and their diverse sleep needs, at the center of all we do. Our exclusive Sleep Number bed, as well as our unique assortment of bedding products, is at the forefront of innovation and luxury. The Sleep Number experience has already improved millions of lives. Will yours be next?

To learn more about our company and our culture of innovation and individualization, visit or one of our 400+ stores nationwide.

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