ASSOCIATE MERCHANT - BEAUTY

Code Eight is making everyday shopping magical with a highly personalized shopping experience that brings the relationship back to retail and optimizes it for the digital world. Our journey has just begun and we are building a hard-working passionate founding team to join us as we have fun delighting customers, changing the retail landscape and driving technical innovation.

You will make sure we are as smart as possible with our funding in order to make magic happen for our customers. You will partner will all areas of the organization to develop plans and manage spending in a way that aligns with our priorities and vision for growth.

We're blushing. Some of our favorite press links:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-05-04/can-wal-mart-s-expensive-new-e-commerce-operation-compete-with-amazon

http://campfire-capital.com/retail-tech/jennifer-fleiss-walmarts-store-no-8

Who will love this job:

  • An Analyst - You love numbers and can analyze reports to draw conclusions
  • A Product Lover - You have a passion for consumer products and possess an overall aesthetic sensibility
  • An Organizer - You are process oriented and attentive to details
  • A Problem Solver - You are self-motivated to find solutions both independently and with teamwork
  • A Team Player - You are quick to respond to to customer and cross-functional partner requests
  • A Non-traditional Thinker  - You are excited about the opportunity to do non-traditional merchandising

What you’ll do:

  • Drive the merchandise strategy of the Beauty category and curate a catalog that sets us apart from all competition
  • Oversee detailed product type research that will drive Code Eight product recommendation
  • Train ‘Researchers’ on product research and process for identifying and defining product attributes
  • Manage and review product type research matrices; finalize logic rules for subjective attributes
  • Oversee accuracy of the Master Catalog including changes to category assortments, product names, costs, prices, and lifecycle status
  • Analyze weekly and monthly sales performance reporting as well as ad hoc reports including monthly best seller reviews and other style reviews
  • Analyze product assortments such as collection, classification, price point and sales trends and make proposals for new merchandise based on findings
  • Develop seasonal business recaps with direction from the Merchant/Buyer
  • Recognize opportunities within the business and develop initial recommendations for either immediate or long-term gains
  • Shop competition on a monthly basis for current category trends, price points, and promotional activity; Maintain an awareness of product line themes and competitive landscape
  • Overtime, build and foster relationships with vendors, stores and internal partners to ensure successful, product launches and a well-rounded category shopping experience
  • When applicable, assist in negotiating buying terms with vendors (price, quantity, delivery/ payment terms)
  • Source new products across existing and new vendors/stores, share selections with broader team and leadership and oversee proper tagging into the Catalog

You should have:

  • Undergraduate College degree in a related field
  • 3-5 years prior Merchandising or Retail experience, preferably in Beauty
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and financial analysis
  • Possess a clear understanding of retail measurements; sales, margin, conversion, weeks of supply, inventory turn, sell through, etc. and how to impact them
  • Demonstrates initiative; anticipates needs of business and responds accordingly
  • Effectively communicates with internal and external sources; responsive to customer issues and requests
  • Possesses overall aesthetic sensibility
  • Strong organizational skills and project management skills; able prioritize and handle multiple priorities
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities

Pay, perks & such

At Code Eight, we provide competitive salaries and a full slate of benefits including health coverage, a 401K plan and pre-tax commuter benefits. Of course, we also have start up perks like snacks, fun events, fitness reimbursement, and a great downtown NYC-based office. We host bi-weekly lunch ‘n learns and all hands meetings. We are a start-up without the typical risk profile of most startups - we empower employees to dig in and focus on solving big consumer problems. We are proud to raise the bar so you can too!

Come join us!

 

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