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Merchandising Manager

Woodland Hills, CA | Full Time
25 Days Ago

Job Description

Organization

For over 30 years Abbyson has taken great pride in being a family-based home furnishings brand that continually redefines itself through modern-day living. Our strategically aligned, full-spectrum business model and operations allows us to fully service major online furniture retailers and the core audience that is driving today's market. We understand the modern furniture buyer and consumer on a deeper level as well as have a keen eye on the popular trends that are driving online traffic and furniture sales. That's why our mission has always been to help them bring their homes to life with quality furniture at unbeatable prices.

 We believe that talent is defined by the collective behavior of each and every individual that makes this company great. Abbyson takes pride in hiring world-class, diverse talent and offering competitive total compensation packages. Compensation includes, but is not limited to, cash compensation through annual bonus structure, comprehensive medical benefits, employer-sponsored retirement plans, generous time off and fun cultural activities throughout the year.

Description

eCommerce Product and Merchandising Manager represents Product Development & Product Merchandising as a key member of Abbyson’s Management Team. The Product and Merchandising Manager works closely with all members from the Sales, Marketing, Sourcing & Manufacturing team, under the guidance of Executive Leadership.

The Product and Merchandising Manager shall collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop and execute omni-channel merchandising and brand positioning strategies for Abbyson. The Product and Merchandising Manager shall refine the product vision, product roadmap, build product requirements documents with detailed functional requirements, and be a subject matter expert in all facets of merchandising.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead Merchandising and defining brand aesthetic and product strategies to position the company for growth and profitability
  • Increase brand sales and market share, meet and exceed net profit goals through the effective sourcing of affordable, brand appropriate material and finished goods suppliers. Establish control-related standards and procedures
  • Support and drive the development process encompassing sample management, design aesthetic, quality, margin requirement, and time lines
  • Introduced new and innovative product categories and collaboration opportunities to grow business including partnerships opportunities
  • Strategize to Improve Productivity, Merchandising, Quality, and Efficiency of Operations
  • Oversee production process of all new product roll outs and follow timeline for product releases
  • Work closely with Executive Leadership to generate seasonal ideas for campaigns and brand initiatives
  • Operate with working knowledge of the development process and maintain the Product Development Timeline  
  • Support the review of prototypes to meet deadlines with a focus on product execution, consistency of details, and target margin
  • Send development packages to overseas for sampling and design concepts
  • Contributing to the Digital Product Roadmap and translating the product vision and strategy into short term and long-term goals
  • Identify potential risk to upper management and implementation resolutions
  • Cross-Functional Communication and Collaboration
  • Drive Traffic and Conversion to Achieve Sales Goals
  • Develop Brand Awareness and User-Experience Strategy
  • Drive and enhance new SKU creation, images and existing SKU updates.
  • Merchandising for various lines of business, including but not limited to, Ecommerce B2B, Ecommerce B2C, and Direct Import products.
  • Manage and Forecast Online Content
  • Create Promotions to Increase Product Visibility       

 

Essential Functions

  • Establish a Merchandising and Product Development Plan and Strategy
  • Own product development from inception to completion, including designs, trends, and the complete sample process
  • Own product requirement definition and documentation that define product enhancements and development initiatives
  • Conduct research on various aspects of the business to provide in-depth analysis on various products, projects, and business opportunities
  • Identify and execute total cost reduction opportunities
  • Lead and support cross function project teams as required to meet or exceed expectation on target costs and timeline
  • Recommend and implement best practice for areas of responsibility
  • Continually provide insight into industry best practices, design trends, and content generation ideas
  • Works with other functions to support new product launches, line extensions, and execution of continuous improvement programs for indirect goods and services in scope for the role
  • Build target cost matrix and establish budget parameters based on planned wholesale and retail costs.      
  • Create and update cost sheets at each stage of merchandising and new product development
  • Partner with Manufacturing Team to oversee Manufacturing Productivity and Efficiency. Partner with Sales Team to ensure financial goals are met and exceeded
  • Oversee Merchandising Team and ensure SKU addition metrics continue to improve while also managing requests to update existing SKUs and images.
  • Optimize monthly merchandising plans including category page presentation, taxonomy & site navigation, content development and acquisition.
  • Develops, communicates and drives merchandising strategies for new and emerging categories in order to exceed financial goals and customer expectations.
  • Develops an assortment strategy and position along with a pricing strategy that supports the financial objectives of the company and delivers a competitive edge.
  • Maintain, update and utilize database / content management system for product copy, images, pricing, promotions, and other attributes.
  • Manage content vendors effectively to develop highly effective, original, SEO enhanced, and targeted product descriptions, features and benefits.
  • Increase conversion through Content Enhancements (romance copy, images, videos, titles, and product descriptions). 
  • Manage new product builds from the start to the creation of the SKU in CRM platform. 
  • Create and manage customer relationships and user-experience strategies.
  • Implement and maintain SEO friendly digital content standards.
  • Works closely with Vice President of Sales to execute strategies in all Showrooms

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Abbyson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Abbyson complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Abbyson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Abbyson complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Company Overview

  • Website abbyson.com
  • Headquarters HIGH POINT, NC
  • Size 200 - 500
  • Founded 1989
  • Type Private
  • CEO
  • Revenue $200M - $500M
  • Industry Retail & Wholesale
  • About abbyson
  • Abbyson is a manufacturer and online retailer of home furnishing products such as dining tables, sofas, chairs, beds and mirrors.

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