Online Merchandising Specialist

| Chicago

 

The Online Merchandising Specialist will focus on planning, developing and executing merchandising campaigns to drive revenue for multiple business channels and across varying platforms.  This role owns supply-focused merchandising and so is responsible for detailed knowledge of specific lines of business to ensure growth YoY.  This position requires a bias for action, strong communication and problem solving skills, confidence and an ability to self-start.

 

Essential Areas of Responsibility:

  • Responsible for planning and executing against a quarterly merchandising plan, including collections, emails, site and mobile assets and more, for the majority of categories in the Local business.

  • Lead ownership of promo-code and sale campaign impact to the Local business

  • Partners with the Revenue Management team regularly to:

    • Ensure merchandising plans are accurately delivering expected outputs

    • React to business trends with merchandising levers in real time

    • Align on metric efforts should drive to (GP, GR, NOB, WAPP, etc) based on current needs of business

  • Works to optimize vertical share of impressions due to seasonality + marketplace demand

  • Owns working with sales leadership to align on and develop plans to support strategic account partnerships

  • Manages driving innovation in testing new, creative ways to present our inventory to the consumer through messaging, templates and more

  • Leads large-scale campaign project management during peak season for vertical, aligning all partnering teams to a common goal

  • Manages marketing assets through back-end tools across multiple platforms - including site, mobile and email

  • Works with Marketing teams on promoting merchandising efforts through affiliates, SEO + SEM optimization

  • Assists in streamlining overall operational processes and tracking best practices

 

Attributes for Success:

  • Strong and detailed organization and process skills given the highly visible output of this position

  • Polished yet scrappy, entrepreneurial, self-starter who can manage multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to completion effectively. Ready for the demands of a high energy, fast-paced company environment.

  • Strong strategic thinking skills, as well as exceptionally strong communication skills.

  • Ability to pivot and problem solve quickly

  • Thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Focus on data-driven decision making

 

Competencies:

  • Business Acumen: Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.

  • Functional/ Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

  • Decision Quality: Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Marketing or equivalent professional experience

  • 4+ years of relevant experience in E-Commerce, Marketing or Merchandising

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly changing high pressure environment

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

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

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