Head of Merchandising
Groupon, Inc
london
3d ago

Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities by connecting people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods.

In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Our culture inspires innovation, rewards risk-

taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.

The Head of Merchandising is a key role within Groupon International and is crucial to strengthen our Merchandising capabilities in order to drive consumer engagement to achieve our mission of building the daily habit.

An accomplished retail professional with a real passion for ecommerce, you will be responsible for driving the Merchandising function for the shopping business across EMEA and will sit on the leadership team for the Goods business.

Currently reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer of International, you will work hand in hand with the Goods business leaders and Merchandising leads in our major markets.

We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have the resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact.

We're curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a compelling place to work?

You’ll spend time on the following :

Identify, recommend and build a Merchandising calendar aligned with consumer demand and seasonality for the goods business

Partner with Groupon's supply teams to track and help provide the supply required to make the Groupon Merchandising calendar a success and an ambitious destination, with the aim of targeting customers with the right products at the right time

Advise on and implement additional strategies and actions to continue to develop the merchandising and buying functions as necessary.

Lead and advise on weekly trading meetings, bi weekly forecast reviews, seasonal buys and markdown planning

Design and develop a consumer demand model based on internal and external signals and educate the supply teams to stay relevant and current

Provide guidance and insights to steer the commercial teams towards optimised deal structure and inventory mix (at the right margin) to achieve Groupon’s financial goals

Execute trade off decisions with the supply teams to ensure successful delivery of the defined financial and customer goals

Review, on a weekly basis, the performance of inventory / markets and sign off promotional initiatives; report out on performance of promotional initiatives

Develop and lead the critical path for integrated campaigns to ensure all areas of the business are aware of requirements to launch these campaigns

We're Excited About You If You Have :

Experience in leading and developing teams with a confident and dynamic approach

Ideally have experience as a Head of Merchandising with a multi-channel background or pure play

Comfortable discussing key marketing and sales metrics, and able to showcase multiple campaigns that have been designed and executed

Highly commercial with the ability to analyse information and make positive recommendations to drive profit

Comfortable turning data into insights; strong analytic experience - commercial acumen to quickly develop hypothesis

Have the maturity and experience to navigate different stakeholders in a highly matrixed organization

4+ years of experience in a combination of the following roles - Merchandising, Marketing, Supply, Ecommerce and / or Strategy

Highly organised with a dedication to hitting deadlines no matter what

Passionate about mentoring and enabling teams to learn from your experience

Enjoy operating in a "startup environment" and want to help craft the direction of Groupon’s EMEA Merchandising organisation

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