Senior Merchandiser

| Austin

SENIOR MERCHANDISER- JEWELRY – HOME OFFICE – AUSTIN, TEXAS
About Kendra Scott:
We are a fun, talented and driven team dedicated to providing our customers with gorgeous products and a WOW! experience. Family, fashion and philanthropy are at the core of our company and though we move at a very fast pace, we are committed to maintaining a family-oriented work environment and giving back to our community. A passion for great design, dedication to innovation and a strong social media presence are our building blocks for creating a unique and engaging lifestyle brand across all channels, including retail stores, wholesale accounts and e-commerce. Our headquarters are located in the heart of Austin, Texas, and we embrace the unique vibe and energy of our hometown as an inspiration for our brand and company culture.
Position Overview:
The Senior Merchandiser is a professional member of the Merchandising team and reports to the Sr. Director of Merchandising. This is an exempt, salaried position whose primary responsibility is to develop merchandising product strategies and assortment plans, resulting in exciting and timely product assortments that will maximize sales, profits and support overall brand positioning. The Senior Merchandiser is responsible for the success of their categories and is expected to use their knowledge of current business, awareness of competition and fashion intuition to drive key action initiatives.
Responsibilities:
Product & Calendar Planning
• Manage multiple assortments simultaneously while maintaining a holistic view of the jewelry category and tracking towards the financial objectives for the Company.
• Responsible for overall product strategy and execution of Amazon and B2B assortments
• Responsible for line maintenance across all channels (Retail, Web and Wholesale) including: assortment sheet maintenance, adds/drops, exclusive product identification and retail pricing
• Drive the development of seasonal line plans and recommended product assortments that will maximize sales and profit, meet customer demand and support overall brand positioning across Retail, Wholesale and Ecommerce channels
• Responsible for assortment specific go-to-market strategy preparation for each owned category, including launch document content creation, key item identification and style ranking
• Create clear pricing structure that ties perceived value, quality and competitive retail pricing together
• Analyze and communicate in-season performance to the program level, proactively identify and report forward-looking risks and/or opportunities
• Focuses on developing customer intimacy skills through regular store visits and competitive shopping; applies findings to merchandising and execution strategies.
• Communicate and distribute all critical merchandising information to key functional areas on a timely basis
Cross Functional Partnership
• Work cross functionally to ensure all merchandising initiatives and calendar dates align with Development, Planning, Production, Design and Marketing counterparts
• Drive influence across all functional teams and senior leadership to ensure alignment on merchandising strategies and timeline
• Collaborate with channel heads to determine ecommerce and in-store presentations as well as promotional and visual strategies
• Collaborate with Sourcing to ensure production and sampling timelines are set in accordance with launch strategy
• Partner with Planning on seasonal investment strategy by market to ensure big ideas and growth drivers are protected
• Collaborate with Planning to determine promotional strategy and calendar that compliments overarching product and launch priorities
• Aware of cross functional impact on all decision making and communicates accordingly
Financial Metrics & Reporting
• Analyze and review weekly, monthly, and quarterly sales reporting in partnership with category Planner / Allocator to identify actionable takeaways and risk/opportunity assessment from a trend, financial and brand perspective
• Proactively monitor product and category performance, recommending new strategies to drive business performance
• Ensure clear, 360 degree communication with CFTs through reporting on current in season business, identifying channel specific risks and opportunities to drive business where necessary
Our Ideal Candidate will have:
• 7+ years of experience in retail merchandising or related field required
• 2+ years of experience managing an Assistant or Associate Merchant
• 4 Year College degree required; B.S Degree in Retail Merchandising preferred
• Jewelry experience preferred
• Strong cross functional leader with proven track record of collaborating and driving results
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, able to prioritize, plan and execute flawlessly
• Proven track record growing new business categories from development to launch
• Champion for product, brand and customer in all cross-functional initiatives and plans
• Highly organized, detail oriented and accurate
• Excellent communication and presentation skills to communicate confidently with senior leadership
• A growth mindset: track record of leveraging past learnings, encouraging new ideas and smart risk taking in self and others
• Seeks and is open to feedback from peers and managers

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Technology we use

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Location

Our Home Office is located in the heart of Austin, with easy access to MoPac, downtown and North Austin neighborhoods.

An Insider's view of Kendra Scott

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our Home Office vibe is exactly how it sounds- it feels like home. It's exciting because you never know what daily surprises are in store-Kendra could be walking around in a unicorn costume giving everyone hugs or our Fun Committee may be hosting a happy hour in the cafe to relieve the stress of a busy week. This place is truly one of a kind!

JJ

Store Technology Analyst

What projects are you most excited about?

Our goal at Kendra Scott is to keep the shopping experience personal. I am most excited about how we are working to achieve that goal digitally. From personalized content on our website to targeted email campaigns, our focus for 2018 is on making every customer’s experience with Kendra Scott relevant and personal.

Kirsten

eCommerce Merchandising & Email Marketing Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

In 2.5 years, I’ve been fortunate to experience our brand in 3 different cities. After 2 years in Memphis & Nashville as a Community Relations & Events Manager, I moved to Austin to take on a new role of Talent Acquisition Specialist. I’m thankful for a company that is committed to internal growth and sees development potential in every employee.

Laura

Talent Acquisition Specialist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

With a business that’s growing as rapidly as ours, technology is so important in bringing an amazing Kendra Scott experience to our customers. Our IT team acts as a direct pipeline that connects them to our brand. I constantly challenge my team to continue to innovate the way we bring Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy to our customers.

Kendra

Founder and CEO

What projects are you most excited about?

All of them! I just finished a new warehouse management system implementation and we have a roadmap full of system investments slated for 2018, all of which are critical to fuel our continued success! I love that I get exposure to ALL systems at Kendra Scott, including ERP, POS, WMS, & E-comm- experience I'd be hard pressed to gain anywhere else!

Gale

Program Director

What are Kendra Scott Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes, Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Shuffle Board.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Kendra Scott we believe in treating our employees like family, and supporting those with families of their own. We proudly support work-life balance through our unique culture and perks. Our robust benefits package includes 100% paid parental leave and matched 401K, while our workspaces are personally designed by Kendra to inspire creativity and collaboration – a home away from home. With a complimentary nail bar, on-site gym, juice bar and kids’ game room, our workspaces put our Family pillar into action. Our work culture promotes healthy living, flexibility to raise a family, and inspiring relationships.

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