Divisional Merchandise Manager – Groupon Goods

Job Description / Skills Required

This might be the very definition of "potential." Interested in seeing what you could do with it? So are we.
Are you obsessed with growing businesses? Do you think about how to make your direct reports better every single day? Do you want a chance to mark your mark on a $3 billion public company?

Then we want to talk to you about our Divisional Merchandising Manager (DMM) for our Goods channel to lead our Hardlines and Health/Beauty Categories role.

No micro-management, no second-guessing. You'll spend your time thinking creatively and strategically to find new ways to grow your business, expanding the scope and making an impact. You'll be able to make this team and category your own. You will be the one to tell us where to go.

You will have direct authority and responsibility for multiple verticals including to Home Improvement, Automotive, Sports, as well as Health and Beauty. You will coaching and mentoring more than 20 employees to further success.

Responsibilities:
Coordinating, completing, and leading activities and assignments for Merchandising by developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers
Achieving sales and margin plans through management of item and category
Developing short- and long-term strategies for category growth
Partnering with the GM in driving sales through implementing promotional and marketing activities
Analyzing marketplace trends to identify new businesses to enter, as well as down-trending businesses to be eliminated
Assisting Buyers with merchandise purchasing for medium-risk, high-volume categories by developing and planning merchandise assortments
Remaining up to date on competitive market positioning and projecting future market positioning in order to ensure Groupon Goods is at the forefront of new products
Job Requirements/Specifications:
Bachelors degree required; Masters degree preferred
7-10 years leading complex retail businesses, ideally in the Hardlines or Health/Beauty category
Experience leading teams and having accountability for goals, achievements, and pizzas
Highly motivated teammate with strong leadership skills; able to run diverse groups while independently driving a business
Ability to shift focus from tactical operations to long-term strategic planning
Lives to implement or improve processes, and flexible within an ambiguous, ever-changing work environment

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.