Jobs at Alumni Ventures Portfolio Companies


Senior Buyer (US🇺🇸)



Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024

Senior Buyer (US🇺🇸)

🛍️ What is Trendsi?

Trendsi is the next generation e-commerce supply chain infrastructure, to empower anyone to build and grow their brands. We combine our technology and supply chain capability to build a reliable backbone to help anyone start and grow his/her online business at minimum risk. Boutique owners has no upfront inventory or subscription cost, one stop access to quality merchandise at great prices with order fulfillment service. We are one of the fastest growing apps on Shopify App Store and ranked #1 in fashion.

👗 Our Mission

Making E-commerce easier for everyone. We believe every business owner should have access to superior manufacturers with minimal upfront risk. By simplifying product sourcing, manufacturing, and logistics, we strive to become the one-stop-shop supply chain solution for E-commerce businesses on the globe.

💸 Our Investors

We're well funded by a group of specialized investors and great operators that we admire, including LightSpeed Venture Partners, Basis Set Venture, Peterson Ventures, Footwork VC, Eric Yuan(CEO of Zoom), Jeff Donaker(COO of Yelp), Mike Smith(COO of StitchFix), Shan-Lyn Ma (founder & CEO of Zola), Nilam Ganenthiran (President of Instacart), Pasha Sadri (founder & CEO of Polyvore), Davis Smith (founder & CEO of Cotopaxi), and more.

👩‍💻 Working at Trendsi

We are a fast-growing team(based in SF and Shanghai) of humble, passionate, fun and diverse human beings, with past experiences from Google, Meta, Ebay, Lime, JD.com, Wish, Alibaba, Tencent, Stanford, and more. Here at Trendsi, there are product managers who are also electronic music producers, and engineers who are diehard soccer fans. Every person at Trendsi raises the bar—and we're so excited for YOU to continue that tradition.

Our Values:

Customer Obsession 客户导向
Ownership 主人翁意识
Embrace Difference 换位思考,和而不同
Direct Feedback is a Gift 直率的反馈是礼物
Humble and Hungry 求知若渴,持续进化

What will you be doing?

Develop and maintain strong relationships with existing vendor partners while constantly onboarding new vendors to seek new growth opportunities.
Hit the company's revenue targets, optimize success rate (best seller, good seller), and maximize full-price sell-through.
Working with the merchandising team, routinely doing market research to identify emerging trends and apply them to daily sourcing and buying activity.
Curate and execute American boutique-style merchandise assortment that aligns with Trendsi's user profile, based on selling stats and trends.
Review daily sales performance metrics to identify restocks and select styles for markdowns. Track the markdowns.
Deliver weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to ensure the buying activity achieves targets.
Communicate regularly with other departments (higher management, merchandising, marketing, sales, inventory planning, sourcing, supplier relations, design, warehouse, logistics, listings, event operations, customer support, and product & engineer ) to ensure the whole US supply chain department runs like a well-oiled machine.
Travel to fashion trade shows and markets as needed.

Who are we looking for?

2-5 years of experience working with the boutique industry in the US.
Experience in buying LA boutique brands such as Judy Blue, Zenana, Hyfve, etc is nice to have. Professional knowledge of fabrics and overall garment construction.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent relevant experience in fashion buying, merchandising, or related area is preferred.
Strong passion for fashion and trends, all while being stats-driven.
A go-getter with a positive attitude and team player, who can work independently with the ability to navigate within a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, with a strong sense of urgency in meeting deadlines. User-centric.
Ability to make creative buying decisions to meet user demand.
Outstanding writing, communication, and presentation skills.
Proven track record of delivering KPI targets and sales growth. Strong retail/wholesale math skills.
Strong negotiation skills. High proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
MUST be authorized to work in the US

How do I apply?

If you’re interested in this role, please email your resume to career@trendsi.com or shuqi.hu@trendsi.com