Manager, Merchandise Planning & Analysis

Playa Vista
POSITION:Manager, Merchandise Planning & Analysis
LOCATION: Playa Vista
CONTACT:Jesse Sacks, Recruiting Partner, e., c. 310.924.9049
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.
·      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.
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.


    • 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.


    • 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
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.