Buying Director - Kitchen and Food
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: September 13, 2018
Business Unit Summary
HSN's Merchandising teams are responsible for
developing our unique product assortment. Our buying teams partner with world
class designers and industry experts to develop HSN exclusive products and
build their brands. The teams create product and brands to inspire, entertain
and engage our customers through assortment selection, product
development, pricing, presentation and promotion.
Buying Director, Kitchen and Food, will be responsible for the strategy of this multi-faceted division which consists of a
diverse portfolio of brands and experiences.
The right candidate will take time to understand our customer, continue
to build the portfolio of brands and partner to create unique and exciting
experiences for our customer globally (TV and Web).
position reports to the Vice President, Home.
A Day in the Life
build and execute the vision and game plan for the Culinary / Food strategy
across all said categories.
strong relationships within Qurate Retail Group to advance agenda in the
kitchen and food categories.
and inspire buying team to continue to innovate for our consumer.
private label brands to drive consumer loyalty & margins.
vision for brand differentiation (specifically private label brands).
white space opportunities and develop strategies to address.
a comprehensive, cohesive brand strategy that is aligned with the HSN brand and
that all follow-up on product placements is to specifications, quality
standards, deadlines, and deliveries are met as contracted
HSN product standards are met once orders are placed with a specific
HSN products conform to any or all legal requirements and are packaged and
pursue new business opportunities and brings to fruition successfully.
Keys to SuccessAt
HSN, if you are Agile, Innovative, Pioneering, Dynamic, Boundaryless,
Passionate, Customer-Centric, Collaborative, and Results-Focused, you will love
The ideal candidate will have previous experience in
product development and merchandising in Culinary and Food Brand building. This
includes strong relationships in this category of business.
or more years leading a team.
of the product manufacturing techniques in housewares categories; understanding
of costing that will be used to produce the line of products, factory
knowledge, and relationships.
line building, merchandising and buying experience.
or more years of sourcing and purchasing experience, including overseas
business travel.Personal Traits:
curious /smart; possesses a broad-based business acumen and ability to translate
innovative ideas to actionable plans.
communicator; proven track record of being able to present ideas clearly and
calmly with respect to others.
ability to influence others and obtain buy-in.
a high degree of self-confidence and interpersonal skills.
and able to shift priorities.
/ energy giver.
leadership and able to manage up /down and across all levels.
analytical and organization skills.
at building relationships internally; consummate team player.
and tolerance for ambiguity.
presence; a dynamic professional whose style reflects the brand and inspires
well-organized; attention to detail.
/player mentality; can "roll up sleeves" but also mentor /coach talent.
of strong, high performing teams.
standards of integrity, ethics, and performance.Candidates will be considered in totality of
their skills and experience versus strict interpretation of "must haves." Nice to Haves
- Experience with both National and Private Label Brands.
- Product Development experience.
- Video based retail or eCommerce experience.
unique blend of Retail, Television and eCommerce create a one-of-a-kind working
environment. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefit program including
health and retirement plans, merchandise discounts, volunteer days, and
more. We encourage growth and development across the company. Most
importantly, we have fun. Follow HSN Careers on Facebook, Twitter and
learn more, visit https://jobs.hsn.com.
About HSN, Inc.HSN, Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment and
lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top
brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration,
personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping
experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health &
Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN
broadcasts reach approximately 90 million households (with live programming 364
days per year) and its website - HSN.com features more than 50,000 product
videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android.
Visit corporate.hsn.com to learn more.
HSN, Inc., founded 40 years ago as the first shopping
network, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA,
QRTEB), which includes QVC, HSN, zulily
and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, "Qurate Retail Group"), as well as
other minority investments. Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way
to shop -- beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar
stores -- and is #1 in video commerce, #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3
in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). For more
information, visit www.qurateretailgroup.com. For more information, please
visit corporate.hsn.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Qurate Retail, Inc.Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB) is comprised of eight leading retail brands -
QVC, HSN, zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and
Improvements (collectively, "Qurate Retail Group") - all dedicated to providing
a 'third way to shop,' beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional
brick-and-mortar stores. Globally, Qurate Retail Group is #1 in video commerce,
reaching approximately 370 million homes worldwide via 16 television networks
and multiple ecommerce sites, social pages, mobile apps, print catalogs, and
in-store destinations, and is #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile
commerce in the US. Qurate Retail, Inc. also holds minority interests in ILG
and FTD as well as various green energy investments.
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