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We believe in making great design accessible to everyone.


Shanghai, China

16 Jul 2013

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Furniture Buyer (Shanghai Office)

Join the Product department in Shanghai!

Shanghai, China

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
TBC - competitive

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Mid Level
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At MADE.COM we believe that everyone should have access to great design. So we’ve taken a unique approach to making and selling furniture - no middlemen, no agents or importers and no high street stores. Instead we work directly with designers and manufacturers so we can offer high-end furniture at up to 70% off the high street prices. 

It’s not an easy task – and it takes a creative and dedicated team to make it happen. Everyone has an important part to play in our Product department in Shanghai. We combine our individual passions and skills to create innovative work that’s as exciting and unconventional as the business itself. It’s a place where all ideas are listened to, where brainstorming means job titles get left at the door and where a self-starter can really make their mark.


You will be reporting directly to the Head of Collections and your responsibilities will include:

Management of the Furniture category

  • Work with management team to set up ambitious and realistic targets in terms of new product development and extension of our product ranges.
  • Develop a strategy over the next 12 months, aligned with our product direction, to identify, develop, source and release best-selling products in their categories.
  • Achieve your objectives while building and challenging an efficient workflow and set of procedures to fit our very flexible business model.
Design and Product development

  • You will be seeking and developing ranges with external designers. This will involve coordinating the relationships and managing the process from drawings to prototype and beyond.
  • You will also have a great ability to identify and/or develop your own unique designs that you’ll be able to bring to the market extremely quickly with the help of our sourcing teams.
  • You will have extensive knowledge of leather and fabric constructions, finishes and colors, and be able to creatively and efficiently merchandise leather/fabric covers and upholstery frames.
Sourcing and Suppliers Management

  • Your role will involve the research and audit of new suppliers in Asia and Europe.
  • You will also be responsible for monitoring our supplier's progress, negotiating the best possible prices for quality standards, following up the whole product development process and all aspects of the relationship with our suppliers together with our sourcing team on the ground.
  • Travelling to visit new and existing suppliers will be a key part of the role and you will be expected to do this every 6-8 weeks. You will deal with a wide range of designers, our in-house teams and manufacturers to develop one of the best furniture ranges on the market.


  • You are an ambitious and highly motivated individual, with a passion for furniture and design as well as great buying skills
  • You are hard working,  known for exceptional organisational and planning skills,  and able to manage and lead team members and business partners to the next level of efficiency
  • You have proven experience in a buying and product development role in the furniture sector, and are willing to work hard, learn quickly and take over growing responsibilities in a very fast growing environment
  • You are not afraid of new challenges but love them, you are proactive and always keen on identifying any new issue and coming up with potential solutions and new ideas to grow the collection and the variety of products we make available to our beloved customers
  • You’re full of energy and willing to make a difference in an organisation and a market
  • You are also able to think out of the box, and are not afraid of thinking big. 
  • All in all, you are deeply motivated by our company vision and want to help us write the story together.

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