Assistant Buyer at Groupon

| Chicago
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Do you love helping people discover great consumer products?


The world is filled with interesting, exciting and unusual products and we would like your help delivering them to our fans.


Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses by connecting people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.


Groupon Goods, the retail arm of our business, is a daily one-stop shop for brand-name essentials and unexpected, one-of-a-kind finds. For our merchants, this means massive exposure, smart promotion, and reliable fulfillment. For our customers, this means great deals on a variety of products ranging from electronics to clothing, home goods to beauty.


Working in Goods, you will join a retail-savvy team whose goal is to procure and provide customers with the products they want, when they want them. As an Assistant Buyer, you will assist our Buying team in growing the selection of products on the Goods platform. Whether you're performing technical or administrative tasks, the work you do will directly contribute to the Buying team's efforts to achieve sales targets, increase site inventory, and execute on overall category strategy.


We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact. We're curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a great way to grow your career? Let's get into the details:


You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Source, select, and negotiate products to feature on Goods platform.

  • Stay current with industry trends to ensure the most enticing and profitable products are presented to customers.

  • Manage vendor data in lead management system (Salesforce).

  • Generate reports to analyze item performance against previous years or competitors.

  • Support Associate Buyers, Buyers, and Senior Buyers.

  • Work with and influence partners within and outside of the Goods team.


We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • 1-2 years experience in online retailing, retail buying, retail category management, or merchandising

  • You have a strong desire to progress career within the merchandising or buying industry

  • You love building relationships inside and outside the organization

  • Experience generating and handling reporting and analysis

  • You are meticulous in your attention to detail with a proven record of delivering results while juggling multiple projects

  • You have an uncanny ability to focus in a whirlwind of change, even if that includes the occasional karaoke challenge

  • You are an excellent and efficient communicator, both via keyboard and in person

  • You take an entrepreneurial approach to task management and are comfortable taking control and manage tasks independently


Groupon’s purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses. To learn more about the world’s largest local ecommerce marketplace, click here for the latest Groupon news. Plus, be sure to check out the values that shape our culture, guide our strategy and make our company a great place to work. And just don’t take our word for it. Hear from real Groupon team members and learn more about our employee resource groups. If all of this sounds like something that’s a great fit for you, then click apply and let’s see where this takes us.

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