Senior Merchandiser/Planner
Posted on 9/11/2023
Short Story

51-200 employees

Modern ecommerce for petite women
Company Overview
Short Story's mission is to remove the “ugh” from the shopping equation and support petite women in telling their stories, stylishly and confidently. The average American woman is 5'4" and petite, yet this remains an enormously underserved segment. Short story is a style discovery platform to help petite women find clothes that fit. They are a team of curators passionate about finding style, quality, and fit for petite women.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Branding/Brand Strategy
Data Analysis
Sales & Account Management
Operations & Logistics
  • BA or BS preferred
  • 8+ consecutive years of women's apparel buying experience at a high growth retail organization, planning experience preferred
  • Effective problem solver, with a hands-on “get things done” mentality. You are eager and able to solve challenges and tackle opportunities, identify potential issues and hurdles, and develop ways to get around them
  • Effective prioritization and organization to stay positive and proactive in an ambiguous environment are a must
  • Excellent quantitative and data analysis skills. You're energized by data and are always looking to uncover insights to develop new ideas, test hypotheses, and make key recommendations
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret data and make data-driven decisions
  • Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Meticulous organizational skills with strong follow-through abilities
  • Understands that different situations may call for different approaches, showing the ability to be flexible in changing situations
  • Take initiative to start work quickly to meet deadlines with energy and a curious mindset
  • Contribute positively to team dynamics and assist wherever possible
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
  • Managerial experience preferred
  • Have experience in subscription business desired
  • Develop and execute comprehensive merchandise plans and assortment strategies in alignment with company goals and customer demands
  • Analyze historical sales data, market trends, and customer insights to identify opportunities and risks and make informed assortment decisions
  • Conduct regular product reviews and provide recommendations for assortment optimization, including product mix, fit adjustments, pricing, and inventory levels
  • Collaborate with the Buying team to ensure the assortment meets the needs of target customer segments and aligns with the overall brand strategy
  • Possess a clear understanding of retail financial measurements and how to impact them
  • Analyze pricing strategies, market competition, and customer preferences to recommend pricing adjustments that maximize sales and profitability
  • Collaborate with vendors to execute styles from initial concept to production
  • Collaborate closely with the Styling, Marketing, and Operations teams to align merchandising strategies with marketing campaigns, inventory availability, and operational capabilities
  • Provide guidance and support to the Buying team in product selection, vendor negotiations, and assortment planning