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Merchandising Assistant

| Chicago

DESCRIPTION

Position Overview:

The Merchandising Assistant is a unique entry-level role within our Business Development/Merchandising team, which sources and selects products for our subscription boxes and eCommerce shop. The Assistant will be involved in supporting the end-to-end merchandising process, but also will be expected to work on high-impact strategic projects.

 

What you will do:

  • Support the product purchasing and box finalization process, including:
    • Creating purchase orders and confirming with manufacturing partners
    • Ensuring on-time product delivery
    • Creating in-box experience materials
    • Communicating with partners to respond to questions or concerns
    • Managing the samples and imaging process
    • Onboarding new partners
  • Manage inventory to expand ecommerce sales
    • Optimize inventory turns using quantitative and qualitative data
    • Create opportunities for excess inventory
  • Maintain accurate product details within our Product Information Management system
  • Assist the Business Development team with other strategic initiatives

 

What will make you successful:

  • Knowledge of fishing tackle.
  • Ability to adapt to different working and communication styles
  • Ability to make progress independently
  • Drive to proactively improve processes and performance
  • Persistence in following through with initiatives
  • Comfort in working in an unpredictable environment that sometimes results in multiple plan changes over the course of a day
  • Interest in any of the following: ecommerce, startups, outdoor sports

What makes this a special opportunity:

  • This is an excellent role for a candidate looking to enter business development or merchandising
  • We are a small team that places a lot of emphasis on coaching and professional development
  • We are a dynamic early-stage startup with tons of momentum (ranked #435 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies)
  • We place a premium on building a great culture made up of great people
  • You will work with and learn from experienced leaders who have a track record of building successful companies
  • We are based in Chicago’s West Loop (one of the best restaurant neighborhoods in the world), with easy access to all major public transportation system

REQUIREMENTS

What experience you need:

  • Knowledge of fishing tackle required.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail while balancing multiple priorities
  • Experience with analyzing data
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
  • Excellent listening, verbal, written and communication skills
  • Experience in ecommerce and fishing a plus
  • Ability to adapt to different working and communication styles
  • Ability to make progress independently
  • Drive to proactively improve processes and performance
  • Persistence in following through with initiatives
  • Comfort in working in an unpredictable environment that sometimes results in multiple plan changes over the course of a day
  • Interest in any of the following: ecommerce, startups, outdoor sports

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Medical Dental and Vision insurance.
  • Ability to work from home.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • "Take what you need" vacation policy.
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Location

We are located in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood across the street from the French Market and Ogilvie Transportation Center.
549 W Randolph St , Chicago , IL 60661

An Insider's view of Catch Co.

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Out of all of the things I do as Senior Content Manager at Catch Co, the most fun (and challenging) is creating content around Karl VonDibble. Karl is the official face of our company. With him being a larger-than-life character, it gives us an endless opportunity to create content around his hi-jinks. This can be both overwhelming and exciting.

Brett Forde, aka MTB Hat Guy

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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Catch Co. continuously encourages me to expand my skill set and advance my career, particularly when I transitioned into my new role within the company. I have the opportunity to work on high-impact projects, collaborate with senior leaders, and drive company culture – all while collaborating with team members across functions.

Natalie Robinson

Special Projects Manager

What is your vision for the company?

We believe the unknown is best explored together. We exist to create a community of discoverers. Our vision is for every angler in America to discover something great, unexpected or memorable through one of our brands.

Ross Gordon

CEO

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

One of our key objectives is to put the right data in the hands of our decision makers via our self-service analytics platform. We’re constantly talking to our peers in marketing, operations, etc., about the issues they’re trying to solve, building tools to help them analyze those issues, and improving those tools through a constant feedback cycle.

Nick Johnson

Strategy and Analytics Manager

What are Catch Co. Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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