Rotational Merchandising Associate, Baby & Kids/Greeting Cards at Minted
San Francisco, CA, US
Designed to be an exciting and rewarding entry into the world of e-commerce and wholesale merchandising, the Merchandising Associate role is a 1-year assignment into our Merchandising Training Program via a Merchandising Associate Rotation. We are seeking a rotation candidate to help support Minted’s merchandising team. This role will primarily support the Baby & Kids and Greeting Cards categories here at Minted, but will gain exposure across all product categories. This is a 12-month contract with the potential to extend or convert into a full-time role at the end of the contract period.
 
At Minted, we're passionate about art & design. A successful candidate must have a deep love for art and an eye for great design. In addition to having a creative side, he or she will have strong analytical and quantitative driven decision-making skills, excellent project management and communication skills, and the ability to both think strategically as well as roll up their sleeves to get things done quickly and with limited resources.
 
The Minted Merchandising team is responsible for driving sales  by working closely with design submissions from our talented community of artists, as well as data from our analytics team,  to bring forth a balanced assortment of the freshest designs to inspire our customers. This team is also responsible for ensuring the shopping experience in their category is seamless, and the quality of designs rendered on the site flawless, to ensure the best customer experience possible.

You will:

    • Prepare materials and documents to support the category merchant in the assortment process, including printing contact sheets, pinning and unpinning Merch boards.
    • Assist with the online merchandising of the relevant categories including filters, SKU organization and ranking, and optimizing the overall “shopability” of the assortment.
    • Maintain and enhance merchandise data, including basic product information, filter assignments, search tags, and related products.
    • Collaborate with the category merchant in the merchandising of curated landing pages.
    • Partner with the category merchant to identify growth opportunities through competitive and customer analysis. Including both in-store visits and online research.
    • Complete ad hoc analytical projects, as requested by the category merchant.
    • Coordinate with our production team to ensure an on time and smooth launch of product assortments.

You are:

    • A self-starter with an ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment and meet changing deadlines and priorities on multiple simultaneous projects. Ability to multitask and meet deadlines while still paying attention to details and executing flawlessly.
    • Quantitatively oriented and an analytical thinker. The ideal candidate loves data and is able to analyze a problem, use data to articulate a recommendation, and take action accordingly.
    • A shopper or collector. You have strong natural retail insights and an understanding of how and why consumers use Minted products, informed by a personal interest in shopping or collecting design or fashion goods.  You have strong personal passion for Minted’s categories of products.
    • Passionate about design and how it defines product.
    • Results-driven, focused, and analytical. Outstanding follow-up, organization, and time management skills.
    • Excited to work in a collaborative team environment and are motivated to ask questions.

You have:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Proficient skills in Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets.
    • A love for design and strong quantitative skills.
    • An intuitive understanding of not only what will sell, but also what constitutes truly differentiated and high-quality design.
    • A love for data and the ability to analyze a problem, using data to articulate a recommendation, and take action accordingly.
    • A clear understanding of financial retail measurements and how to impact them.
    • Experience in e-commerce and understanding of e-commerce performance metrics and conversion drivers (bonus).
    • A clear understanding of Minted’s crowdsourcing model and how it differs from traditional retail.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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.
 
Minted is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and currently employs 350+ full-time employees plus additional temporary workers during the holiday season. The company has raised over $300M from top-tier investors including Benchmark Capital, T. Rowe Price, Permira, Ridge Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners.  Angel investors include Marissa Mayer, Jeremy Stoppelman, Julia & Kevin Hartz, Yishan Wong, and more.
 
Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Minted participates in the E-verify program.

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