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Rotational Merchandising Associate

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Minted

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San Francisco, CA, US

Description

Minted is a design marketplace, sourcing creative content from independent artists around the globe and selling the best designs to the world in the form of art, home decor, and stationary. Founded in 2007 by Mariam Naficy on the principles of transparency and putting design first, we are early pioneers of crowdsourcing having launched our first design challenge in April 2008 and have held monthly art and design challenges ever since. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to learn more. Our corporate headquarters is located near the waterfront in downtown San Francisco, with additional offices in Oakland and Kansas City and we're backed by Benchmark Capital, IDG Ventures SF, Menlo Ventures, Primera (angel investors include Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp). We're a team of smart, ambitious, creative, and passionate people who come from all walks of life. Might you be one of us?
 
Designed to be an exciting and rewarding entry into the world of e-commerce, wholesale and retail merchandising, the Merchandising Associate role is a 1-year assignment into our Merchandising Training Program via a Merchandising Associate Rotation. We are seeking a rotational candidate to help support Minted’s merchandising team. This role will begin by supporting an array of gifting categories for the holiday season, but will gain exposure across multiple 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:

    • Rotate through multi-month, high-impact assignments in 1-3 of Minted’s categories (gifting, home decor, holiday, wedding, baby & kids, greeting cards, art), apprenticing with each category’s merchant
    • 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 “shoppability” of assortments
    • 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 and 0-3 years of work experience
    • 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, as a plus
    • A clear understanding of Minted’s crowdsourcing model and how it differs from traditional retail
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Minted participates in the E-verify program.

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