Merchandising Manager - Private Label Lead

POSTED ON 6/24/2022 CLOSED ON 11/2/2022
e Label Lead at The Rounds Hired Organization Address Brooklyn, NY Full Time

Job Posting for Merchandising Manager - Private Label Lead at e Label Lead at The Rounds

We’re building the more sustainable future of commerce in cities and we’re backed by the best VC partners. Our mission is to make everyday sustainable choices effortless. Our vision is to build the most efficient, two-way (read: zero-waste) last mile logistics network. By achieving this, we can make convenience sustainable and sustainability convenient for greener neighborhoods and happier neighbors.

Merchandising Manager - Private Label Lead

The Merchandising team is responsible for all things touching the products that we provide our Members. This includes curation of the products we offer, how those will be delivered, how they will be merchandised on the site, our qualifications for products and suppliers, pricing, procurement, and many others. As a small and dynamic team, you will be expected to think like a business owner. This includes strategizing on new opportunities, assisting in development of a clear merchandising strategy, improving merchandising and operational ways of working, and always have Member experience at the core of any decision. Every member of the Merchandising team needs to be both a high-level strategic thinker, and also an operator that can execute and is aware of the details and nuances that can require us to quickly go back to the drawing board.

You will:

  • Your top priority will be assisting in the strategic development and launch of our private label
    • Identify product categories and the rank order in which we should launch them
    • Develop a POV on where private label should play (and not play) in our assortment
    • Assist in defining private label brand requirements
    • Source suppliers, evaluate samples, determine which supplier fits our margin, growth, and product standards
    • Run marketing support needed for launch (i.e., sampling, emails, text messages, etc.) and manage launch calendar
    • Build growth plans for PL, and build criteria for when we should no longer have an item in our PL assortment
  • Additionally, you will assist in other general merchandising strategies and top priorities, such as:
    • Launch of branded products on a weekly / bi-weekly basis
    • Build out the process (including evaluation of) testing new products / evaluating our current assortment and determining what should be discontinued
    • Identify new suppliers across all of our assortment or ways of buying that will dramatically improve our product margin
    • Assist in AOV driving initiatives, partnering with marketing and operations to test and execute

You are:

  • Able to work with both high level strategic leaders as well as members of our team who are executing, picking and packing on a day-to-day basis. You are also able to prioritize requests between those two groups
  • A data-driven decision maker, but also have developed a strong gut for customer decision making
  • Strategic thinker who can execute and take their strategy back to the drawing board
  • A business leader who can move fast, learn fast, and get buy-in and build excitement from your cross-functional partners

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Consumer and/or start-up experience preferred
  • Comfortable moving very quickly and making decisions based on limited information
  • Operational experience preferred

Here at The Rounds, we’re looking for fast learners with a lot of passion for our sustainability mission and the work ethic to achieve it. People succeed in our Company culture when they are intensely focused on our Members, are energized by solving hard problems, and push themselves and their teammates to be better. We work hard and share our successes to help one another do the best work of our careers.

You’re encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn’t precisely match the job description, especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. We have a diverse set of problems to solve and need a diverse set of perspectives to imagine a greener future and build what’s missing; including but not limited to race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, and dis/ability.

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