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Assistant Buyer / Product Developer

Company: Poly & Bark
Location: Miami
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Poly & Bark , an innovative e-commerce furniture brand located in North Miami Beach, FL is seeking a - Assistant Buyer / Product Developer -to develop furniture with market appeal to help expand our catalog of products and ensure the success of all products within the furniture category.

As a buyer, you will present your ideas and concepts to the design and merchandising team, and collaborate on design concepts, prototyping, and final products. We are looking for someone who is able to assume the role without much oversight but instead is able to effectively determine the needs of the company and find the best way to execute on those needs. Part of your responsibilities would include communicating with the design team as well as sourcing new vendors and products, communication with manufacturers, ensuring the quality of new and existing products as well as contributing to the ordering process.

Responsibilities and daily tasks include:

Observe and identify product trends and new offerings that suit Poly & Bark's vision, through research and attending trade shows.
Collaborate with design team to develop products that align with our customer and position within that category.
Develop designs from conception through revisions to sample approval and on-boarding for sale.
Communicate concepts and design specs with manufacturers including daily correspondence with manufacturers such as arranging samples of new products, requesting quotes, and monitoring the progress of new development.
Understand the upholstered furniture categories thoroughly and Poly & Bark's position in the market within the upholstery category.
Understanding of material quality, costs, and construction techniques.
Track samples and ensure all samples are approved in a timely manner.
Work closely with other members of the team to turn your ideas into finished, saleable products.
Astute attention to detail.


At least 1+ years of experience as a Jr Buyer / Product Developer preferred.
Sketch, Solidworks, Adobe Creative Suite, CAD, or similar software experience would be an asset.
Capability of understanding the quality of materials and their costs and construction techniques. Experience with fabric and leather is a plus.
You have a track record of delivering exceptional design work and an ability to organize, plan, and think strategically as well as keeping projects moving at a fast pace.
You inspire breakthrough thinking and continuous improvement.
Ability to travel overseas regularly.
Your personal style is Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian, and West Coast Modern.

1 year of experience in an industrial design or sourcing position in the furniture category and/or a post-secondary degree in Industrial Design or related field.

Job Type: -Full-time

Comprehensive health benefits
Opportunity for growth and advancement in a start-up environment
Paid holidays

North Miami Beach Blvd. (33162)

At Poly & Bark we are engineering a better furniture and home decor buying experience. Better quality materials, responsive and helpful customer care team, fast shipping, and a 100 day risk free trial in your home, as well as free shipping on all orders. We are a family company, and we make sure that each person who joins us feels invested in our mission. We offer competitive pay, nice perks, and a positive work environment.

Keywords: Poly & Bark, Miami , Assistant Buyer / Product Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Miami, Florida

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