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Business Associate in Berlin (m/f)

  • Wayfair
  • Berlin, Germany
  • May 11, 2019
Full time Retail

Job Description

Who We Are:

Shopping for the home is often overwhelming. Wayfair is an extreme case - it’s visited by two million people daily, shopping across more than 10 million products: Home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares, and more. We work hard to conceal the complexity of this experience. Every customer should come away feeling like they’ve found the perfect item for them. Shopping for the home should be exciting, and we’re the team that makes that happen.

Successful candidates will be placed into key functions across the business dependent on a combination of interest, skills and experience.  Functional areas of interest and potential team placements include:

  • Category Management

Category Management at Wayfair is the team that aims to offer an unparalleled selection of great value products for the home, paired with excellent customer experience. We are responsible for a specific product category (e.g., lighting, décor, bedding, kitchen) and to maintain relationships with suppliers. By working with key suppliers on a daily basis. Our objective is to grow the category by expanding the selection on our website, aligning promotions and operations, merchandising, and marketing activities with the respective teams, and ensuring price competitiveness throughout the catalog.

Requirement: German Speaker

  • Merchandising

Merchandising at Wayfair is the team that creates our catalog of items and makes it easy for our consumers to navigate and shop the full catalog. We gather data and images on over 14 million items from many thousands of suppliers, across many countries and languages. We transform the data we receive into usable information in our systems so that consumers can find exactly the right item, judge if it fits their needs & aspirations, and so that consumers are shipped the right item. Maine Merchandising is the objective group within Merchandising responsible for measuring and driving improvements in the quality of our product information.

Requirement: German Speaker

  • Promotions 

Promotions at Wayfair is the team responsible for matching the right customer, with the right product at the right time. We use data to drive engagement and conversion by understanding how our customers shop and maintaining their interest through key touch-points, including email, the homepage, the sales page, and our print mail catalog.

Requirement: German Speaker

What You’ll Do:

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to drive revenue and profitability for your product category
  • Maintain relationships with a portfolio of suppliers & negotiate
  • You will target opportunity areas and recommend solutions to drive result
  • Analyze high level business trends to improve conversion on site
  • Identify new, profitable opportunities for targeting and segmentation


What You’ll Need:

  • Strong academic background in a Business or Technical related field
  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills and a desire to enhance processes
  • Fluency in English and German is required; any other European language such as Polish would be an asset
  • Ability to multi-task, work in a team and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient with MS Office and especially MS Excel
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and mindset
  • Enthusiastic, with proven ability to rapidly get up to speed with job knowledge