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SNOWE Director of Merchandising in New York, New York

This highly impactful role will oversee all aspects of merchandising and merchandise planning, inclusive of forecasting, costing, cross functional integration, etc. Snowe is seeking a candidate with a demonstrated ability for owning merchandising in the home & e-commerce industry. The area of responsibility for this role is wide, thus requiring the ability to rapidly adapt and manage multiple initiatives of varying priorities. The ideal candidate must be passionate about ensuring merchandising goals, highly aware of market and customer trends, and keeping up with our exceptional growth.

Responsibilities:

The role is based at Snowe’s HQ in Manhattan.

  • Manage product life cycle of all existing and future product assortments

  • Analyze current business and metrics in order to identify future opportunities against company wide goals (top line targets, margin goals, etc.)

  • Lead strategy on pricing, product assortment, bundling, and seasonal pushes

  • Keep a continuous pulse on market trends, white space in the industry, and the competitive landscape

  • Regularly report out merchandising key performance metrics (percent to plan sales, gross margin, inventory turns, etc.)

  • Collaborate closely with supply chain team members to ensure all costing for new product aligns with internal standards, including breaking down cost and identifying negotiation points

  • Collaborate closely with marketing, creative, and technology team members on product features & sales performance

Requirements

  • BA/BS required

  • Minimum of 5-7 years experience in merchandising

  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in directly managing a team

  • Experience with brand merchandising & omni-channel merchandising (multiple categories) a must

  • Experience in e-commerce & direct-to-consumer industry a must

  • Direct experience in the home industry a strong plus

  • Ability to both think strategically and tactically, while managing and reporting up to other senior management

  • Self-reliant, can quickly grasp new concepts and ask the right questions in the face of ambiguity

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and track-record of working with others

  • Exceptional analytical skills, with a data-driven approach to problem solving

  • Superior organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload autonomously

  • Willing to roll-up sleeves to take on nitty-gritty executional tasks that comes with an early-stage start-up

Travel Opportunities:

This role may have opportunities to travel to various factories & trade shows domestically & internationally (10% travel).

Physical Demands of the Job:

  • Requires regular walking, standing, and sitting for extended periods of time

  • Regularly requires moving or lifting items under 25 pounds sustained

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Flexible PTO policy

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Access to fitness benefits, commuter benefits, and life insurance

  • Computer ownership subsidy

  • Employee discount on all Snowe products

  • Frequent team “Snocials”

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