Junior Merchandiser

Milan, IT

Job Description / Skills Required

We are seeking a retail-savvy Junior Merchandiser to fuel the growth of Groupon Goods, our online retail arm dedicated to featuring great deals on great products. To get airspace
on Groupon Goods, a product has to be cool enough to share and innovative enough to inspire.
This Junior Merchandiser will support the Buying team in sourcing and procuring products that we share with subscribers every day, and in turn provide a customizable way for brands to connect with a potentially new customer base. To succeed as a Junior Merchandiser you must be analytical, be able to communicate effectively and use data to manage merchandising campaigns that increase conversion.

Core Responsibilities:

– Work closely with international buying team to provide merchandising and product strategy and help identifying correct products to source for the goods platform.

– Analyse email performance of product selection and themed merchandising events
– Perform daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly sales analysis with the buying team.

– Identify gaps on subcategory forecasts and manage subcategory revenue bridge plans

– Provide plans for sales and inventory
– Managing inventory and forecast qty to purchase.
– Execute product launch plans through marketing channels

– Manage and work on merchandising projects across EMEA

Requirements:

3 + years’ experience in merchandising
Excellent communications skills – oral and written.
An understanding of Multi brand retailing and e-commerce
Direct responsibility for P&L of multi million pound categories
A self-starter who does not need to be micro managed.
Excellent knowledge of Excel (Vlookups, pivot tables etc.)
Well organised and able to prioritise workload.
Process driven – both in working style and ability to propose new processes.
Flexible – being prepared to get involved in other areas of the business that might not necessarily be deemed a merchandising function.
Examples of having met weekly deadlines with moving targets
Strong analytical & numerical skills
Has an eye for on site design
Ability to adapt
Evidence of maintaining focus in a whirlwind of change
Proof of business-polished written and verbal communication
Past experience displaying awareness for the impact of teammates across the organization (i.e., the company is bigger than me)
Minimum 2:1 degree
Preference given to candidates with e-commerce experience and those well-versed in industry trends in consumer electronics, health and beauty, sporting and fitness, apparel and accessories, and home and kitchen.

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.