Category Buyer, Health & Beauty, Over-The-Counter (OTC)

Boxed, NYC, NY and Bentonville, AR

The products you love in bulk, delivered to your door.

About the company

Boxed is a dynamic, collaborative family of individuals. A technology company at core, we are a vibrant, fun and close group of engineers, designers, marketers, merchants, and operations specialists with a passion for driving superior value and experience to our customers.

At Boxed we created the simplest and most convenient way to shop for bulk goods. As a mobile-first company, customers can shop directly from Boxed’s app on their iOS or Android mobile device, or online at www.Boxed.com. With Boxed, customers can have their household, personal care, and pantry favorites delivered conveniently to their home or office.

Boxed is currently looking for a strategic, collaborative and passionate Category Buyer to join our team. Ideally suited to working well in a fast-paced and dynamic environment the Category Buyer will be responsible for assortment, financial performance, merchandising, pricing and collaborating with cross-functional partners to support account performance.

You Will:

  • Own and deliver category financial targets (GMV, margin, trade and all-in gross profit)
  • Manage new & existing vendor partnerships including onboarding, cost negotiations, marketing plans and annual business planning
  • Own the development and evolution of the category strategy
  • Collaborate with marketing and merchandisers to develop and grow vendor marketing opportunities and demand creation plans
  • Continually evolve product assortment based on category strategy
  • Identify strategic buying opportunities with existing vendors
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Conduct other tasks expected:
    • Forecasting to maximize sales and profits
    • Negotiation
    • PO handling
    • Delivery and payment monitoring


  • Passion for merchandising and eCommerce
  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience within an e-commerce, retail merchandising, category management or business development capacity
  • Ability to build a data-driven strategic business plan with tangible execution steps
  • Ability to manage category P&L and open-to-buy plans
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop long-term strategic business relationships with vendor partners
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Experience in the CPG industry and specific category merchandising experience is a plus
  • Ability to travel 3-5 days per month

Benefits & Perks:

  • Working with smart, positive people
  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Full healthcare benefits


About Boxed

Boxed was founded in 2013 by an experienced group of tech pioneers with a simple idea: make shopping for bulk easy, convenient and fun, so you can focus on the things you really love.


Want to learn more about Boxed? Visit https://www.boxed.com