Director of Merchandising, FTD

| Chicago

FTD Companies (Nasdaq:FTD) is a global premier floral and gifting company with a vision to be the leading and most trusted floral and gifting company in the world.

With new leadership across all executive levels, FTD has a mandate and opportunity to invest in elevating our brands, assortment and technology across the entire enterprise.

This is an exciting time to join the FTD merchandising team, as we completely reinvent the merchandising strategy and product assortment from the ground up.

In a newly defined role, the Director of Merchandising at FTD will have the opportunity to:

  • Deep dive on FTD's everyday assortment, identifying opportunities to streamline and reinvent core styles and address key gifting occasions
  • Define and launch compelling seasonal assortment, inspired by consumer insights and leading market trends
  • Reinvent our pricing strategies, informed by analytics and robust testing
  • Partner with demand planning to forecast accurately and maximize profits through dynamic inventory and supply chain planning
  • Evaluate weekly, monthly, quarterly and seasonal business performance and identify near and long term opportunities to further maximize sales and profit
  • Partner with sourcing, quality, customer service and external vendors to ensure excellence in product quality and customer experience
  • Influence on-site merchandising, marketing and PR to define and launch compelling launch campaigns, driving awareness, traffic, and conversion
  • Attend floral, home decor and gifting trade shows and visit floral vendors in Colombia and Miami
  • Establish new processes and identify new opportunities to innovate within a culture of complete transformation
  • Recruit and develop a high-performance merchandising team, supporting a culture of growth and innovation in our newly opening downtown Chicago office

About You:

You love product and retail innovation and are excited about the opportunity to reinvent the FTD customer experience through flowers, design and technology.

  • 10+ years Merchandising experience within a fast-paced retail environment
  • Strong business acumen, with consistent track record of sales and profit growth
  • Passion for product innovation and technology
  • Demonstrated cross-functional leadership and ability to influence up, down and across
  • Ability to flex seamlessly between analytical and creative thinking, strategic planning and execution
  • Experience recruiting and developing a team
  • Ecommerce experience strongly preferred
  • Bachelor Degree required, MBA preferred

 

What we offer:

Join our team and be a part of driving an exciting transformation. In this role you will have tremendous impact on redefining our customer experience and driving direct impact to our business performance.

Enjoy the benefits of working for a publicly traded company (stock purchase plan, 401K), and help redefine our company culture as we put down new roots in our new downtown Chicago office.

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

In the heart of the Loop!
1 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60602

Insider's spotlight

How does the company support your career growth?

At FTD, I’m empowered to chart my own career path and develop in the areas that interest me most – within and outside my team. In the past year, I’ve been able to job shadow in our call center, work in two of our distribution centers, participate in focus groups and contribute to cross-collaborative projects outside my expertise.

LaTonya

Manager, Talent Management and OD

What are FTD Companies Perks + Benefits

FTD Companies Benefits Overview

FTD is dedicated to you and your family. We work hard to provide a wide range of competitive and affordable health care benefits that reflect your changing needs. Our goal is to empower you with the resources and flexibility you need to live well, be well. The benefits you elect will start the first day of the month following date of hire.
Our benefits offerings include medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, a company contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA), Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), life, accident and disability insurance, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. We are committed to providing fair compensation to all of our employees, including performance-based compensation incentives for many of our positions.
FTD Companies, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company. We offer very generous employee discounts on our diversified portfolio of brands such as ProFlowers, ProPlants, Shari’s Berries, Sincerely, etc.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
If you are eligible for benefits, you can enroll in an FSA regardless of whether or not you are enrolled in FTD’s medical plan.
Disability Insurance
FTD offers short and long term disability at no cost to you. The disability benefits will replace up to 67% of your weekly base income up to $2,500/week for STD and up to $10,000/month for LTD.
Dental Benefits
FTD offers two great dental plans through Aetna. A Dental HMO with co-pays where you choose your Primary Care Dentist and a Dental PPO which has benefits in and out of network.
Vision Benefits
FTD offers vision coverage through Eye Med which offers a broad network of nationwide providers to choose from to meet your vision needs. Retailers such as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Target, and JCP
Health Insurance Benefits
FTD offers three medical plans through Aetna to choose from including one EPO where you choose a Primary Care Physician and two PPO High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP)
Life Insurance
For employee coverage of 2x base salary up to $600,000. *Per IRS regulations, the cost FTD pays for coverage above a certain level is considered “imputed income,” and is included on your W-2.
Wellness Programs
We know how important wellness is to your overall success. The FTD Wellness program is here to help you identify and achieve your health and wellness goals.
Onsite Gym
Our One North Dearborn location offers an onsite state-of-the-art fitness center, cycle center and bike room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Discretionary match of 50% on the first 6% of your of pre-tax or post tax deferral. To maximize the employer match, you will need to contribute 6%. Vesting is at 25% each year
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) provides employees with an opportunity to share in our growth and to purchase shares of our common stock without payment of brokerage costs, at a 15% discount.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on the department and role, FTD offers some scheduling flexibility. We also offer summer hours so that our team members can enjoy extended weekends and fun in the sun with family and friends
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Care for yourself or a family member who is seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to attend to the affairs of a family member who is called to active duty in the military.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year and allows employees to take time off for vacation, personal responsibilities and sick time.
Paid Holidays
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
FTD allows employees to wear casual workplace attire every day, not just Fridays!
Daily Meals Provided
During FTD’s peak season such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas FTD often provides lunch to thank employees for their hard work (along with the occasional just because lunch).
Pet Friendly
At some locations, employees can bring their dogs to work.
Fitness Subsidy
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $2,500 after one year of employment
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