Manager, Merchandise Planning & Analysis

Playa Vista
MVMT
Full-time
POSITION:Manager, Merchandise Planning & Analysis
LOCATION: Playa Vista
CONTACT:Jesse Sacks, Recruiting Partner, e. js@startuptap.com, c. 310.924.9049
 
THE COMPANY: MVMT (www.mvmtwatches.com)
 
MVMT (pronounced movement) was founded on the belief that style shouldn’t break the bank. Their goal is to change the way consumers think about fashion by offering high-quality minimalist products at revolutionary prices. With over 1,000,000 watches sold to customers in 160+ countries around the world, MVMT has solidified itself as the world’s fastest growing watch company.
 
Highlights…
 
·      MVMT began as one of the most successful INDIEGOGO campaigns of 2013, raising 1,466% of their original goal.
·      The MVMT team’s innovative approach to social selling targeted at millennial audiences has gained traction, even prompting them to be used as a case study by industry leaders.
·      The success of our founders Jake and Kramer has landed them on Forbes and Inc.’s 30 Under 30 lists.
 
THE OPPORTUNITY: MANAGER, MERCHANDISE PLANNING & ANALYSIS
 
MVMT is seeking an experienced leader to manage their inventory ordering process and to lead analysis of product performance. The Manager of Merchandise Planning & Analysis will fill a crucial role in partnering with the marketing, design, finance, operations, and ecommerce teams to improve inventory metrics and customer selection. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved at the ground floor of building out procurement processes across multiple sales channels for an interesting, innovative, and quickly growing global brand.

Specifically...

    • Assist in managing the Company’s financial success by meeting sales, gross margin, gross margin return on investment (GMROI), and inventory turn goals.
    • Analyze historical data and current trends to ensure proper inventory levels by category, product line, and SKU.
    • Participate in formulation of pre-season strategies as well as financial sales and inventory plans.
    • Recap and review actual sales performance weekly/monthly to plan and forecast.
    • Work cross-functionally to optimize SKU mix against on-hand inventory to ‘promote’ overstocked SKUs and ‘demote’ potential stock outs on MVMT’s website.
    • Ensure proper modeling and system infrastructure to scale merchandising for a high-growth, multi-channel brand.
    • Drive complex business analysis that identifies opportunities for category expansion and insights on product trends.
    • Partner with global distribution network to incorporate pre-booked orders into overall company procurement plans.
    • Manage distributors’ product assortment and ensure distribution performance informs future buy decisions.
    • Implement in-transit inventory reporting to ensure compliance with international distributor SLAs for PO fulfillment.
    • Participate in pricing/discounting strategy for existing and new SKUs and product categories.
    • Develop liquidation strategy for slow-moving or overstocked products, leveraging internal and external sales channels.
    • Participate in multi-location inventory roll-out and manage inventory levels by location with operations and supply chain leaders.
    • Oversee inventory transfer process between fulfillment centers and potential future brick and mortar sales locations.
    • Develop open PO database and partner with finance team for future payment planning.

Requirements/Qualifications/Attributes

    • EDUCATION: BS/BA, preferably in supply chain, business or analytical field.
    • EXPERIENCE: 8+ years of progressive merchandising experience, ideally including startup experience at a direct to consumer ecommerce brand
    • Proven track record of driving product performance, including sell-through rates and inventory turns
    • Experience building supplier relationships and managing new order process in a changing retail landscape
    • Wholesale/distribution experience for a global brand is a plus
    • Experience managing inventory levels for brick and mortar stores is a plus
    • Prior involvement in pricing new products and product categories
    • A strong leader who inspires others and knows how to motivate peers
    • Strong project management experience and analytical/excel skills
    • Candidate must be based in the Los Angeles office

You’ll probably be happy here if:

    • You love working collaboratively
    • You thrive in fast paced environments
    • You are high energy and low ego
    • You are comfortable giving feedback and receiving constructive criticism
    • You have a strong bias for action. You hustle and can’t imagine leaving for tomorrow what could be done today.
    • You enjoy rolling up your sleeves to complete decision-driving analyses, but you can also get your hands dirty with the everyday tasks that keep the company running.
    • You have a positive attitude and a desire to learn and have fun
WHY MVMT?
 
MVMT is a company that has grown from an IndieGoGo campaign to revenues of 70M+ in just four years, all while remaining independent. We are a fast moving, direct to consumer organization that is committed to delivering world-class style at affordable prices. MVMT is poised to re-invigorate the watch and sunglass industry by creating a product that resonates with the same millennial audience we are a part of. We offer extremely competitive compensation and benefits packages, along with the opportunity to learn and grow in a rapidly expanding market. Join the MVMT.