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Localization Buyer - Boston Job in United States
Gorillas , United States

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1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Apr 11, 2021
Last Date
Jul 11, 2021

Job Description

About Gorillas: We are Gorillas and on a mission to redefine convenience retail. With our ten minute grocery deliveries we are disrupting the supermarket space, one of the biggest markets still in the hands of traditional players. We are a rapidly growing startup and are currently building an outstanding team with skilled members across all domains and backgrounds. We focus on building a diverse and inclusive company culture and aim to become a global leader in on-demand retail. Come join us on this journey.


We are looking for a Localization Buyer for our Boston Market. Reporting directly to the Localization Buying Lead, your primary responsibility is to generate local partnerships in Boston to add a local flare and relevancy to the assortment.

As one of the early members of Gorillas, you will have a significant role in shaping the direction of our business and category.

Your Responsibilities

  • Set the goals and strategic direction for local partnerships in the Boston market to ensure relevancy and rapid scalability
  • Work closely with marketing and site merchandising to identify opportunities to drive awareness to these brands
  • Create opportunities that highlight CSR and social causes while identifying and fostering quality relationships
  • Drive strategic buying decisions across Boston Market with data-driven insights
  • Work with headquarters to learn about and implement best practices from our other markets
  • Optimize shelf space to maximise revenue per order and reduce cannibalization across categories


Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Merchandising or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in Grocery Buying / Category Management
  • Advanced knowledge in category management and/or product development
  • Ability to effectively manage negotiations and conduct category management
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities within grocery retail
  • Must be local to the Boston metropolitan area
  • Traveling throughout the city 25-50% of the time to establish partnerships

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in a start-up environment - Grocery / Food amp; Beverages ideal
  • Established network of suppliers, distributors and retailers in the food space in Boston


What we offer:

  • Steep learning curve from day one
  • Great opportunity to build something you are proud of: we are growing fast, which means that the opportunities at Gorillas are virtually limitless.
  • An awesome team spirit and an exciting workplace with a dynamic and international environment.
  • Transparent company culture with flat hierarchies and a high career growth trajectory at Gorillas

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