Online Merchandising Specialist, Goods

Job Description / Skills Required

The Online Merchandising Specialist for Groupon Goods will be responsible for the planning and execution of Goods sales and promo-codes. This requires a strong analytical ability to strategically drive the Goods business to hit forecasted targets.

Essential Areas of Responsibility:

Plan the quarterly merchandising sales strategy for the Goods business by building off of YoY analysis, seasonal trends and marketplace demand.
Work with the Goods buying team to optimize inventory levers for each sale, by optimizing pricing, discount, margin and scope of inventory included
Lead campaign setup and execution for collections, emails and promo codes relating to sales.
Coordinate with internal teams within Central Merchandising and Marketing to drive Groupon Goods promotional strategy in cross-channel events.
Manage sale performance tracking to drive improvements in messaging and planning
Drive efficiencies in the current operations by automating processes
Own delivery of merchandising collections and assets to cross-functional partners
QA all event assets, ensuring all deliverables are hitting deadlines and quality standards.

Attributes for Success:

Strong and detailed organization and process skills given the highly visible output of this position
Analytic skills both in looking at big-picture strategies + day-to-day metrics
Ability to influence key stakeholders with data-driven plans
Thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Proactive and self-motivated

Competencies:

Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Decision Quality: Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.

Requirements:

3-4 years of relevant experience in a similar merchandising or buying role; e-commerce experience a plus
Expert in Microsoft Excel and MS office
Experience in managing multiple projects at once
Exceedingly detail-oriented with a strong commitment to preparing accurate work
Able to work both tactically and strategically
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and overcome collective blockers/problems
Bachelor’s degree required

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.