Wayfair is hiring a

Joss & Main Event Buyer Intern- Summer 2017 Start Date

Boston, United States



*Summer 2017 Start Date


Joss & Main is a lifestyle retailer focused on delighting home enthusiasts. With fresh styles and daily deals, its inspiring imagery and curation is at the forefront of content-driven, mobile-first commerce.


At Joss & Main, the Buying Interns are responsible for data collection and operational aspects of daily sales and site curation.  Daily projects include collecting information for products in events, conducting supplier operational reviews, curating and maintaining assortment on site, ensuring all site information is accurate and updated, and assessing category performance.  This role provides significant exposure to the event production process, as well as the maintenance and development of a fast-growing ecommerce site.  Top performers will have a chance to progress their career further into our buying organization or into a career in operations and process management.


The most successful Buying Interns are those who are driven, tenacious, outgoing, and have an equal passion for business, style, and process.  Members of the team must be expert multi-taskers, have an acute focus on detail, and manage their workload in a highly organized way.  A typical day includes reviewing product information for accuracy, working with Buyers on creating strong, top-performing events, and supporting the on-going upkeep and improvement of the site.  You will work with members of the Buying team, Merchandising team, Operations team, Creative team, Pricing team, Marketing team, and Product team.  These teams are essential to maintaining a successful site and ensuring all operations run smoothly and profitably.


As a Buying Intern, you are a consummate learner. You have an insatiable need to understand how things work, coupled with an innate desire to challenge the status quo. Each event category runs like a mini-business, and our buying teams are tight-knit, collaborative and entrepreneurial in spirit.  The ability to work well in a team, and work until the job is done, is a hallmark of our most successful Buying Interns. 


Responsibilities include:


  • Act as key supplier contact for all information gathering, with keen focus on accuracy and completeness of information
  • Forge and expand strong supplier relationships
  • Partner with event production team to ensure timely, accurate, and profitable events
  • Assist buyers with negotiating terms (e.g. inventory, pricing)
  • Develop and maintain industry knowledge; stay on top of category and market trends
  • Act as end to end owner of the event submission, and coordinate across cross-functional teams
  • Support buyers when analyzing and reviewing category performance




  • Articulate, persuasive communicator with strong negotiating skills
  • Goal oriented, entrepreneurial self-starter, gregarious, has presence (not shy)
  • Powerful attention to detail, dissatisfied with any mistake, takes ownership
  • Savvy, quick thinking and comfortable in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Proven ability to thrive as part of a team on individually
  • Able to juggle many projects at many stages of development at one time
  • Highly organized
  • Proficient in excel
  • Familiarity with SQL a plus


About Joss & Main:


Joss & Main (http://www.jossandmain.com), a unique and innovative e-retailer for aspirational home goods and lifestyle products, is a privately held division of Wayfair LLC, the world’s largest online destination for the home.  Within 18 months of launch we have scaled from zero to become one of the largest flash sale sites for the home, and are on track to reach a business of well over than $100m by the end of this year.


We are a daily destination that brings design within reach of every consumer, offering curated events and coveted products at prices that can’t be found elsewhere. We help our members who are proud of their homes bring their style to life, discovering just the right pieces to enrich every individual taste.  We have a highly editorial, highly curated, and very high involvement brand that resonates strongly and has rapidly created significant loyalty from its several million members.  By delighting our members every day with the thrill of the find, we are setting new records for engagement and very rapidly scaling our revenue and profitability.


Our team of marketers, designers, buyers, merchandisers and technologists are revolutionizing sales for home goods with our ability to draw from the world’s largest selection of goods. Our mission is to bring the most desirable and sought-after brands to the consumers who want them most, serving as a highly effective retail channel for the best products & names in furniture, décor, cookware, accents, textiles, personal accessories, services and more.


About Wayfair

 Wayfair Inc. offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. The Wayfair family of brands includes:


  • Wayfair, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, a go-to online source making modern design more accessible
  • DwellStudio, a design house with a decidedly modern vibe
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor

 Wayfair generated $3.14 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended September 30, 2016. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 5,600 people.