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Fanatics

Jacksonville, FL (Onsite)

Full Time

$Negotiable

Job description

Company Overview
 
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.
 
The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.
 
As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
 
At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support.  We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.

I. Primary Purpose

Fanatics seeks to expand our reach into fandom by adding a wide range of new products to our assortment in Music and Entertainment. As a Buyer/Sr. Buyer, you will be responsible for driving the top and bottom line of the P&L with responsibility for buying, vendor relationships, internal partnership with operations and marketing teams.  This role will play a critical role in building a new division, highly cross-functional, and will require a person who has an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit. 

II. Key Responsibilities

•Drive all facets of product assortment, financial planning, and vendor partnerships to support the goals of your division.
•Partner and negotiate with vendors relative to product cost, terms and issues
•Develop merchandise strategy based on historical data, competitive shopping analysis, industry trends and forecasts.   
•Partner closely with Planning to determine and manage financial plans, projections, and maintain open-to-buy.
•Develop strong cross functional partnerships to launch a new category on our websites and in our channels to ensure appropriate customer acquisition process and to reach new customers.

III. Position Requirements

•Passion for music, entertainment, sports
•Independent thinker with an entrepreneurial mindset -  the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
•3+ years of experience as a Buyer
•Curious about complex issues or opportunities – ability to view things in new ways or from a different perspective
•Ability to offer solutions to challenges and utilize retail math skills to analyze and drive business
•Able to independently organize and prioritize broad workload to meet deadlines
•Ability to successfully collaborate with internal and external partners
•Result-oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency
•Strong written communication skills
•Outstanding verbal communication skills with the ability to influence across the organizations
•Exhibits high standards and accountability; takes pride in accuracy
•Readily grasps numerical concepts and interprets financial information accurately
•Strong computer skills (intermediate Excel skills necessary)

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Skills

Multitasking
Self-driven