Marketing Manager, Merchandise Assortment Strategy – LivingSocial

Chicago, IL, US

Job Description / Skills Required

LivingSocial is THE place to discover and save on the best things to do in your city and beyond. And since we were acquired by Groupon, we’re poised to do that at an even bigger scale.  We take great pride in putting the customer at the center of everything we do. As we continue to grow our brand within the Groupon family, we’re seeking a passionate, data-driven leader to help focus on that mission.  

The exceptionally talented team member who fills this role must have a proven track record of successful business judgment,  ability to influence multiple stakeholders and an unwavering attention to detail . The Marketing Manager, Merchandise Assortment Strategy will be responsible for helping deliver deals that drive value for LivingSocial customer.  The role will require a dynamic individual who can action extensive and complex data and analysis in order to refine, advocate and achieve our optimal merchandising assortment strategy.  The  Marketing Manager of Assortment Strategy must be a superior influencer, who can consistently ensure sales teams deliver LivingSocial’s optimal merchandising mix, as well as properly plan and deliver on key merchandised events.

Key Responsibilities

Develop and execute a crisp, clear and successful merchandising assortment strategy in line with LivingSocial brand standards and goals
Unwavering advocate for LivingSocial inventory initiatives with key sales leaders and their teams
Partner with Revenue Management and Marketing teams to refine and action sales and site traffic data
Create messaging and pitch decks/slides to facilitate Sales team to sell LivingSocial specific campaigns and initiatives
Work with cross-functional teams including Sales, Finance and Operations to ensure delivery of deals to support daily inventory levels and targeted merchandised events
Conduct regular audits of our deal inventory, working with sales and other teams to resolve issues at a deal, market or category level
Partner with Revenue Management and Product teams to identify & resolve systematic deal quality issues

Professional Qualifications:

5-8 years of relevant business experience
Bachelor’s degree in marketing or online operations preferred
Knowledge of Excel and Tableau
Familiarity with sales details (deal structure) and overall sales strategy
Proven problem solving skills; systematic, analytical thinker
Highly flexible, ability to handle changing directions/priorities and roles as business needs evolve
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize multiple projects and objectives
Previous role in merchandising, buying or sales management

Personal Qualities:

Passionate, goal oriented with a strong work ethic and consistent desire to get things done
Strong attention to detail and superior organization and project management skills
Superior critical thinking and problem solving
Persuasive and resilient with an ability to use data and persistence to influence others and inspire action
Unwavering tenacity when confronted with repeated resistance or obstacles
Deadline driven and comfortable with shifting prioritization
Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Entrepreneurial and creative problem solver, who can achieve results with limited resources or elements that aren’t under your direct control
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.