Physical Retail
Associate Merchant
Posted on 11/30/2023
INACTIVE
Wayfair

10,001+ 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.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$2.3B

Founded

2002

Headquarters

Boston, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-4%

1 year growth

-7%

2 year growth

-5%
Locations
Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Market Research
Sales
Communications
Product Design
CategoriesNew
Product
Requirements
  • 3+ years of experience within an e-commerce or corporate retail organization preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
  • A strong interest in building a career in buying and/or supplier relationship management
  • A passion or knowledge of industry trends, style and product design
  • Ability to understand a brand vision, customer base, and financial objectives
  • Ability to cut data and think critically about the business
  • Excellent communication skills with bias towards 'answer first communication'
  • A personable and energetic communicator
  • Ability to communicate directly with external suppliers
  • Ability to perform work onsite in our Boston, MA corporate office
Responsibilities
  • Develop business strategies and seasonal assortment plans
  • Support merchandising team functions for physical retail location(s)
  • Ensure merchandising operational excellence
  • Collaborate with supplier partners and internal stakeholders
  • Execute and manage department and class level assortment
  • Oversee daily management of SKU health and auditing
  • Leverage data to build credibility with partners
  • Support and maintain relationships with key suppliers
  • Challenge the status quo and streamline processes
  • Analyze core business KPI’s and partner with cross-functional teams
  • Drive market research opportunities for category growth
  • Attend relevant category trade shows and travel to key shopping markets
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in buying/retail merchandising or retail home furnishing planning
  • Knowledge of industry trends, style, and product design
  • Ability to interpret sales and performance trends
  • Ability to influence cross-functionally
  • Self-starter capable of achieving specific target goals