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Manager, Art Merchandising

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Minted

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San Francisco, CA, US

Description

Minted is seeking an analytical, strategic thinker with a strong eye for Art and design to own merchandising for Minted’s Art business. This individual will be responsible for driving sales for the Art business, and will project manage the end-to-end Art merchandising process for both our online business and growing wholesale channel. The ideal candidate has an intuitive understanding of not only what will sell, but also what constitutes truly differentiated and high-quality work. This person has a deep love for art and artists and experience in following and recognizing artists and art trends. This position requires excellent project management skills, exceptional communications skills, a high degree of detail orientation, and an ability to both think strategically as well as roll-sleeves-up to get things done quickly and with limited resources. Reporting to the GM, Art, this is a collaborative, cross-functional category management role.

You will:

    • Drive revenue for the Art business, working cross-functionally to achieve sales and user experience.
    • Project manage the art launch process, beginning with the art business strategy, all the way through to the art challenge, assorting process, and onsite launch.
    • Partner with the GM, Art, to lead year-round merchandising planning for the Art business for our online and wholesale assortments. This includes competitive trend analysis, sales reporting and key metrics.
    • Partner with the Creative Director, Art to plan art challenge concepts and propose assortments that will help build and shape the Minted assortment.
    • Partner with the GM, Art, Senior Director, Merchandising & Crowdsourcing to optimize our Art assortment by informing merchandising decisions using data and analysis drawn from Minted’s unique crowd curation model. Ensure Minted’s art assortment positively represents both the “wisdom of the crowd” and the high design bar of the brand.
    • Partner will Business Development to manage assortments for our retail partners, and grow and develop the art assortment for our growing wholesale channel.
    • Partner with Supply Chain and New Product Development to source and develop new Art products and form factors, and explore ways to improve current quality.
    • Consistently analyze customer feedback and partner with key functions to improve product quality and assortment based on findings.
    • Own the performance of each category of product, as well as conversion and SKU-level productivity of merchandise. Develop category sales forecasts and strategies to inform assortment and pricing decisions.
    • Partner with the Artist Relations team on recruitment and retention of artists in the category.
    • Contribute to art strategy including annual merchandise roadmap for art categories.
    • Manage the online merchandising of art categories including filters, SKU organization, and 'shoppability' of the assortment.
    • Ensure all functional areas within company stay educated about the consumer and the products in the categories

You are:

    • Self-starter. You have the a ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment and meet changing deadlines and priorities on multiple simultaneous projects.
    • Not averse to occasionally rolling up your sleeves to get low-level tasks done.  The business is not yet at the scale where we can afford 100% of the support we would like and you, like everyone else in the company, will be expected to occasionally work ‘down’ a level.
    • Strong visual aesthetic and passion for Art and design. You have an intuitive sense for trend, and are knowledgeable about the art market and relevant artist communities.
    • A strategic thinker. You are a superb strategic thinker who has proven the ability to identify new opportunities.
    • Effective project manager. You have outstanding follow-up, organization, and time management skills.
    • Detail oriented. You have the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while still paying attention to details and executing flawlessly.
    • Deeply quantitative and analytical. You have the ability to analyze a problem strategically, use data to articulate a recommendation, and take action accordingly.
    • A stickler for quality. You care deeply and have an eye for product and substrate quality, and will be an advocate for quality to others across the company.
    • A customer advocate. You are ready to put the customer first and influence others across the company to think similarly.
    • Results oriented. You are most comfortable in work environments which are outcome-oriented and merit-based, and are highly motivated by goal accomplishment.
    • Receptive to change. You are flexible, adaptable, innovative, and open in response to competitive pressure and market change.
    • A collaborative thinker. You enjoy an environment that has been structured for collaboration and interdependency, drawing on strong functional areas to build your business.
    • A born communicator. You create common knowledge, generate buy-in and influence stakeholders and senior management towards recommended decisions.

You have:

    • 4-6 years of business experience, with ideally some experience in or exposure to retail, E-Commerce, or consumer products businesses.
    • Background in Art (major in art history/studio art, experience working for galleries/museums, etc) and an understanding of artists and what is important to them.
    • Outstanding Excel skills, and experience in Google Sheets, Docs, & Presentations.
    • Bachelor’s Degree required.
    • MBA a plus.
About Minted
 
Minted is a design platform whose mission it is to bring the best in independent design to consumers everywhere. The company's art, stationery, and textiles products have reached over 40 million homes worldwide.
 
Minted uses technology to bring unique, best-selling design to market at scale. Using its crowdsourcing technology, consumers are empowered to vote for the designs they love and want to see sold, ensuring that Minted always sells continuously fresh and trend-forward product. The winning designs are manufactured by Minted, enabling artists from around the world to share and sell their work while letting Minted do the rest. Since launch in 2007, the company has expanded to serve consumers in new categories including wall art, textiles, digital content and home decor, as well as serve major retailers and consumer products brands with data-backed design through licensing and wholesale partnerships.

 

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