Physical Retail Associate Director
Planning and Allocation
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Dorchester, Boston, MA, USA
Experience Level
  • Significant Physical Retail experience required, with preferred experience in Home or adjacent categories (e.g., general merchandise)
  • 10+ years in Retail Management that incorporated breadth of product mix
  • Led Merchandising Planning and or Demand Planning
  • Led an Allocation/Replenishment team
  • Demonstrated ability to lead important strategic initiatives
  • Ability to implement strategic plans and drive results with multi-level team
  • Ability to identify, introduce and implement new process improvements
  • Ability to leverage data (quantitative and qualitative) to drive strategic decision-making and tight execution
  • Able to collaborate across all levels and functions of the organization to achieve objectives
  • Evidence of “scrappy start-up execution” and a “get it done” attitude when time is tight and stakes are high
  • Thrives in a high growth, ambiguous environment
  • Own the outcomes for the performance of your categories in-store (sales, margin, inventory) and ability to communicate the business needs clearly and concisely to leadership and cross functional partners
  • Develop strategic merchandising plans across the product life-cycle that ladder up to company financial goals
  • Pre-season: collaborate with merchants in developing tailored product assortments that support the needs of the customer, stores and financial plans: assortment frameworks, sku productivity, item leveling, flow plans and ideal depth
  • In Season, lead milestone meetings in assessing and reacting to the business: Weekly business meetings, Monthly OTB, Quarterly Hindsight and Annual plan build
  • Manage Allocation to bring selection to life in the store
  • Partner closely with Forecasting, Partner Operations and Supply Chain to ensure inventory needs are met
  • Identify, introduce and implement new process improvements that encompass our CFT touchpoints
  • Leverage quantitative and qualitative data, along with test-and-learn methodology, to continue to improve performance
  • Adjust strategies in-season where needed and provide appropriate and timely direction in order to react to customer and business needs
  • With geographic expansion, establish and test potential for regional merchandising solutions
  • Partner with Wayfair's ecommerce team to build an industry-leading omni-channel offering
  • Partner with Promotional team to build sales and inventory maximizing promotions

5,001-10,000 employees

Online home goods retailer
Company Overview
Wayfair's mission is on a mission to help everyone, anywhere create their feeling of home. Wayfair is an online retailer that offers a wide selection of home furnishings and decor.
Company Core Values
  • Relentless customer focus
  • Deliver results with agility
  • Use good judgement
  • Build the best team
  • Collaborate effectively
  • Respect others
  • Be an owner
  • Innovate & improve
  • Adapt & grow