Manager eCommerce Merchandising

Talbots is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Established in 1947, the company is known for modern classic style that's both timeless and timely, fine quality craftsmanship and gracious service. At Talbots relationships are the key to our business, we hire individuals who bring new ideas to the table, understand smart risk taking and  can enhance an already thriving culture.  With a commitment to offer modern classic style for every body type, through a  full range of sizes, inclusive to every woman in your life. Primary Purpose: The Manager, Ecommerce Merchandising is responsible for the daily product merchandising activities of the Talbots ecommerce experience, both web and mobile, with the goal of driving business growth in support of both our ecommerce strategy and our omnichannelmerchandising strategy. This is a great opportunity to come in and make a huge impact on the digital customer experience at a dynamic and highly-visible consumer brand, impacting millions of peoples' lives while working in a collaborative team environment with an unrivaled culture. Come join us and have some fun! Principal Responsibilities: Merchandise site gallery and search results to maintain the optimal product assortment display to maximize sales and margin in accordance with business objectives. In partnership with our brand and merchandising teams, be fanatical about ensuring optimal product content (pricing, descriptions, sizing information, reviews, photography, etc.) to drive ecommerce customer engagement and conversion as well as competitive SEO results Partner with ecommerce and technical teams to drive website functional merchandising improvements (e.g., faceted navigation and product attribute selection, recommendations, ratings, reviews, product Q&A, outfit building, etc.) Be the expert on ecommerce/direct merchandise metrics and KPIs: drive product, category, store, and regional insights and analytics to manage activities and share with key partners Partner with OLM, Email, and Ecommerce teams to ensure full alignment on ecommerce/OLM performance and merchandising activities, including product and web page linking for digital marketing campaigns and promotions Partner with Merchandise Planning to develop and manage a seasonal sales strategy based on product assortment, new launch strategies, and overall corporate goals Evaluate ecommerce promotional performance and recommend strategies to achieve business objectives and KPI targets Review and recommend improvements to Talbot's site taxonomy and category navigation to facilitate customer product engagement and conversion Monitor product ratings and reviews and provide insights to business merchant partners. Align web merchandising strategies and plan execution with company sales and margin goals in partnership with planning and merchandising teams Education/Experience/Knowledge: Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experiencerequired; MBA preferred  5+ years of ecommerce/online merchandisingexperiencerequired  Proven success leading merchandising efforts for branded ecommerce and transactional websites; mobile commerce merchandisingexperience a plus  Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills Excellent communication and project management skills An entrepreneurial spirit and drive with the ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic organization Talbots is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Hiring decisions are based upon a candidate's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration and are made without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, or any other category protected by applicable law. Talbots is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position you are seeking or to participate in the application process please contact recruiting@talbots.com. Talbots will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants or employees, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operations of the Company's business. Job Number4220
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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