Head of Buying – Theme Sales (m/f) // MONOQI

January 10, 2018

MONOQI is the online destination for hand-picked design. Since 2012, we have dedicated ourselves to collecting hard-to-find and limited-edition design products. With an international team representing over 25 nationalities, MONOQI searches the globe for the best contemporary design, making strong curatorial selections.

We are a multinational, enthusiastic and fun team based in the heart of Berlin with a unified vision of changing the game in the furniture industry. And we are looking for an inspiring, engaged and motivated manager as Head of Buying – Theme Sales.

What you’ll be working on:

  • You will be responsible for our Theme Sales buying team of more than 3 dedicated employees and a small team of interns
  • You will be in charge of the entire product selection and curation for our Theme Sales program
  • You will create and execute a Strategy plan for the respective team led by the VP of Sales and Buying
  • You will lead the team responsible for the highest curated offers on the website
  • You will direct not only the Theme Sales team but the entire company on all leading trends, themes, categories and help decide the designer and product direction for MONOQI
  • You will challenge, mentor and support your team to achieve ambitious targets
  • You will build strong relationships and interfaces with our designer relations, editorial and graphics department to build up all sales as well as with our business intelligence team
  • You must be able to travel 3-4 times a year

What you’ll bring to the team:

  • Several years of relevant professional experience in a responsible buying or category management role in an E-commerce, marketplace, retail or design product company; experience in the Home and Design space preferred
  • At least 2 years of proven leadership and management skills
  • High design affinity and judgement skills to identify brands and products that fit the MONOQI aesthetic and contribute to our commercial success
  • Have a full and extensive knowledge of the competitive landscape
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills
  • Good sense of business and analytical skills
  • Self-motivation and ability to move comfortably in a fluid environment by creating structure and prioritizing effectively
  • Proven ability to develop and coach a team to drive performance
  • Fluency in English as this is the company language

What do we offer:

  • A challenging, but very rewarding leadership position in a rapidly growing design company
  • The opportunity to steer the company’s growth and drive our business forward
  • The opportunity for professional and personal development in a dynamic, international and design-oriented environment
  • Competitive and performance-based compensation
  • Open channels of communication, transparent decision-making, and quick decisions and results
  • A vibrant and international team as well as an open and design-oriented office in the heart of Berlin

Join the MONOQI team!

We look forward to receiving your application.

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