Merchandising Strategy and Planning Manager - Goods

| Chicago

 

Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses 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. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that 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.

 

As a Merchandising Strategy and Planning Manager, you will be responsible for the development, implementation, and optimization of recurring/triggered/lifecycle campaigns. You will use a combination of expertise on the customer and data to develop these campaigns. Expect to partner closely with Revenue Management, Marketing, and Creative teams to bring these campaigns to life. You should be a self-starter with a bias for action, the ability to communicate effectively, and a love for solving complex problems.

 

We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have 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?

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement ongoing marketing strategies.

  • Analysis of prior marketing events, ensuring high performing programs are resourced and low performers are improved

  • Leverage site analytics team and pricing team to develop stronger events

  • Develop and coordinate cross channel marketing events

  • Oversee marketing execution with centralized Marketing operations team

  • Ensure “Goods” specific branding

  • Quarterly Planning including cross channel strategy

  • Turn consumer insights and analytics into effective targeting to engage customers

  • Understand your customer, drive education, and be an ambassador of their needs within the organization

  • Build, test, and execute content programs (SEO, email content, blog)

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to execute strategy

  • Drive clear, open communication to all partners regarding requirements and timelines

 

Competencies:

  • Business Acumen: Knows how businesses work; knowledge of current policies, practices, trends, and information affecting your business and organization; knows the competition and is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace

  • Innovation Management: Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about supporting the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace

  • Planning: Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results

 

Qualifications:

  • You have 5-10 years of relevant experience in Retail, Marketing, or Merchandising, with e-commerce experience preferred

  • Demonstrated track record of making things happen through cross-functional teams

  • Strong organizational, planning, quantitative, and problem solving skills; strategic and creative thinking with keen business judgment, focus, and ability to see the "big picture"

  • Thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environments

  • Focus on analytic decision-making using data

  • You are a creative thinker and come up with innovative and effective ways to ensure all goals are met

  • You communicate effectively, both via keyboard and in person

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

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Location

Our headquarters is nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood, close to both blue and brown line CTA trains.
600 W. Chicago Ave Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60654

Insider's spotlight

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Groupon provides an environment where I can strive for maximum work-life effectiveness, room for growth, and there is always something new to do. I enjoy spending lots of time at work because I love what I do; the hours are not burdensome, Groupon fits me. I define success in my own terms & Groupon provides us with the flexibility to be successful.

Milan

Senior Manager of Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are working on arriving at the optimal attribution models across different areas of our business. For example, the attribution of a purchase to a specific experience — a home page feature, an email, a push notification — likely has a different window of time where we can reasonably say a specific purchase is a result of a specific experience.

Kristi

Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Here at Groupon, what you do matters. I got my start at Groupon as an intern and have had the opportunity in the past (almost) 5 years to build out a global volunteer program that has engaged over 5,000 employees in over 63,000 hours of service supporting the work of close to 650 nonprofit organizations.

Alicia

Program Manager, Employee & Community Engagement

What projects are you most excited about?

Recently, we committed to having 100% of our job descriptions reviewed for gender balance by the end of 2018. Also for 2018, work will continue with our Employee Resource Groups, who play a pivotal part in the attraction and selection of diverse top talent, and themselves can be developed and promoted into company leaders.

Carlos

Head of Diversity Recruitment

What are Groupon Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fitness benefits. Free office shuttles. Paid parental and family leave. Comprehensive sales training program. Sense of joy. Onsite cafes. Unlimited Routine Time Off (RTO). Flexible spending accounts. Life & AD&D insurance. 401(k). Disability coverage.

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