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Purchasing

Getting paid to purchase. Winning!

As much as we might like to, we just can’t make absolutely everything that comes through our doors.

Trust us: it’s not for a lack of trying.

But you know what? The customer comes first and if they want something we don’t make, we’re more than willing to sell somebody else’s version of it.

BUT, we want to make sure that we’re getting the right amount of product, the right sizes and setting the right price point.

That means that our Buyers get to use a fantastic combination of math, data analysis, trend research, more math and pure gut instinct to get as much great stuff as our warehouse can hold!

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Full-Time Positions

The following positions are accepting résumés for immediate hire.

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Associate BuyerPurchasing

It’s 2019, and here at Fun.com we are continuing on our quest to buy more product for our awesome customers – which requires help, your help. We carry everything from costumes to toys to gifts to apparel and we’re looking for an Associate Buyer to help make it all happen.

Generally, our Associate Buyers work with products on our Fun.com and HalloweenCostumes.com brand sites. The majority of the products we carry live within the Halloween, toy/gift, and apparel categories.  Associate Buyers are an integral part of our Product team, helping to ensure our stock levels are appropriate and that our product not only gets here, but gets here on time.  This role involves working both within a team and independently, and the majority of work revolves around data (Excel, Excel, and more Excel).  Really, we’re looking for someone who doesn’t hate math, likes or enjoys all kinds of pop culture related “stuff”, roughly understands financials, can communicate effectively, and is game to work autonomously.

This position is located at our North Mankato, Minnesota headquarters. Hours for this position are flexible. We can work with evening, weekend, part-time and full-time availabilities!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Make informed decisions regarding stock levels and product pricing
  • Manage vendor or category specific inventory to margin and sell-through metrics
  • Create accurate purchase orders in a timely manner
  • Perform data entry tasks
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and the rest of the Microsoft Office Suite. But mostly Excel
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Strong time management skills, ability to complete all assigned projects in a timely manner
  • Work effectively both within a team and independently
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
Preferred Skills
  • B.A. or B.S. in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or other numbers-heavy analytical discipline
  • 1+ years in retail, b2b or b2c sales, or stock/inventory management position
  • Ridiculous amounts of pop-cultural knowledge – the geekier the better!
  • Knowledge of fashion design and design principles

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

To apply for this position click here.

Product SpecialistPurchasing

We here at Fun.com have the lofty goal of being the biggest online retailer of Halloween costumes, gifts and FUNwear in the world within our sights and we need the right people to help us achieve it! We’re looking for a person who loves developing and nurturing meaningful relationships with people to be our next Product Specialist.  In addition to maintaining and building relationships with vendors, we want you to enjoy the organizational wonderland that is Microsoft Excel.  You don’t need to be an expert, but proficiency will be one of your biggest keys to success with us.

 

Speaking of keys: are you the type of person who never loses your keys, phone, wallet/purse, pens, ear buds, nail clippers, socks or mind?  Good!  Because that’s the biggest thing we need – somebody so organized as to inspire awe among the rest of us as you manage to track down our products, follow up on POs and remember the name of our third biggest vendor’s second cousin’s wife! Okay, maybe you don’t need to be able to recall that level of detail at a moment’s notice, but it couldn’t hurt.  We need the right person for this role and we hope that’s you!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Submit, track, and confirm purchase orders for assigned products or vendors
  • Gather, update, and maintain all ETA’s to ensure deliveries arrive on time
  • Collect vendor items as needed
  • Maintain and update vendor information
  • Make suggestions and update vendor guide as needed
  • Coordinate vendor visits, gifts, and trade show plans as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word applications
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Strong time management skills, ability to complete all assigned projects in a timely manner
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
Preferred Skills
  • Customer Service experience
  • B.S./B.A. in Communications, Public relations or similar discipline
  • Experience in making travel arrangements and event planning

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

To apply for this position click here.

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