Buyer, Accessories

Pet Circle

Pet Circle

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024
At Pet Circle, we want to create a world where pets and their families are healthy, happy and spend more time together - and we are looking for fantastic people to help us do that!
Over the past ten years, we’ve scaled to become one of Australia's Top 5 eCommerce companies and the No.1 player in the Online Pet industry. We will accelerate our growth as we continue on our mission to disrupt the way that pet parents discover & shop for the products they love.
The pet industry is booming (it’s a $15billion dollar industry!) and pets are holding bigger spaces in our hearts and homes than ever before. Online penetration of the pet industry is going to grow exponentially in the next 5 years. This is a unique opportunity in your career to be part of our exceptional growth story!
Founded and headquartered in Sydney, our team is now over 700 people strong and are based across Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.
The Opportunity
Join our team and help shape the future of pet care! We're on a mission to cater to the unique needs of every furry friend and their dedicated owners. As an experienced buyer, you'll play a pivotal role in curating a selection of products that not only meet the highest standards but also resonate deeply with the hearts and minds of pet parents. If you're passionate about pets and ready to make a meaningful impact in the e-commerce landscape, we want you on our team!

Your Responsibilities

  • Research and identify new accessories and hard goods for pets, including but not limited to toys, furniture, beds, carriers, and other essential items.
  • Evaluate potential suppliers and manufacturers based on quality, price, reliability, and ethical standards.
  • Negotiate contracts, pricing, and terms with suppliers to ensure competitive advantage and profitability.
  • Monitor inventory levels and forecast demand to maintain optimal stock levels.
  • Collaborate with the inventory management team to ensure timely replenishment and minimise stockouts.
  • Analyse sales data and market trends to identify opportunities for product expansion or discontinuation.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with existing suppliers and vendors.
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers to address issues, resolve disputes, and negotiate favorable terms.
  • Continuously evaluate supplier performance and seek opportunities for improvement or optimization.
  • Stay abreast of market trends, consumer preferences, and industry developments in the pet accessories and hard goods sector.
  • Analyze competitor offerings and pricing strategies to identify competitive threats and opportunities.
  • Utilize market insights to inform product assortment decisions and pricing strategies.

Your Ideal Skills and Experience

  • 5+yrs in a buying / merchandise role
  • A solid understanding of the e-commerce landscape, including online retail platforms, digital marketing strategies, and consumer behaviour in the pet accessories market.
  • In-depth knowledge of pet accessories, including trends, materials, manufacturing processes, and quality standards. This includes familiarity with a wide range of products such as toys,, apparel, bedding, and more.
  • Experience in sourcing and negotiating with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure competitive pricing, quality control, and timely delivery of products.
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret sales data, track performance metrics, and make data-driven decisions to optimize product assortment and pricing strategies.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills to work closely with cross-functional teams such as marketing, merchandising, and customer service to align on product assortment and promotional strategies.
  • A customer-centric mindset with a deep understanding of pet owners' needs, preferences, and purchasing behaviors to ensure that product offerings meet or exceed customer expectations.
Role Location
At Pet Circle we believe that collaboration and team connection is key for success. This role will be based in Sydney with a blended working arrangement of up to 4 days per week in our pet friendly offices and the remainder working from home (or the office, if you prefer!) Our working arrangements and your required office day are subject to change in line with business requirements.
Why Join?
We’re passionate about what we do and our love for pets is the centre of our why. Becoming a pawsome Pet Circler means you’re committed to help shape an entire industry - pretty exciting stuff! We’re a stable, innovative and low-ego group of people who relish challenges and aren’t afraid to do what’s right.
Here’s what we stand for; We’re Better Together, We operate with Humble Hearts and Hungry Minds, We truly believe that Pets Matter; pets and pet parents always have a seat at our table, We’re Instinctively Curious. Always
What else is in it for you?
-A focus on you and your development - think learning tools, stretch projects, focus groups, secondments and other internal mobility opportunities!
-We’re committed to flexibility and understand that it means different things to different people.
-Your wellbeing is non-negotiable. We seek to provide a collaborative, caring and safe environment, allowing you to present your full self each day.
-Pet Better with up to 50% employee discount, product sample giveaways and Pawrental leave.
-Join us on our animal welfare mission: we donate 10,000kg of pet food and supplies per month to pet shelters and support our communities through team charity volunteer days.
We have an incredibly passionate team, a leading brand, over 700,000 customers and growing, and we’re only just getting started!At Pet Circle, candidate experience is of utmost importance. We have been recognised as a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to responding to every application.
Belong at Pet Circle
Our unique expertise unites us to achieve our goal of helping pet parents, pet better. We value diversity in all forms and perspectives, always. No matter your background, please apply if our roles ignite an excitement in you to bring your full self to work each day.