Merchant

Ipsy New York , NY 10007

Posted 5 months ago

ipsy is looking for a smart, strategic and experienced Merchant for its recently launched Glam Bag Plus business. You will focus on furthering ipsy's mission to inspire individuals around the world to express their unique beauty by bringing the best brands and products to our members. Your role will involve partnering with our Brand Partnership Managers to drive product selection and curation for the Glam Bag Plus. You are the perfect fit if you love beauty, are analytical, have a positive professional attitude, and can work well as part of a dynamic cross-functional team. This role reports to the Director of Glam Bag Plus and is based in our New York City office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delight the ipsy community through merchandise by creating Glam Bag Plus assortments that spotlight key trends, seasonal products and coveted brands.

  • Lead weekly product review meetings with Brand Partnership Managers and Merchandise Planner and coordinate product review panels and internal focus groups.

  • Test and provide feedback for each brand and product submitted with a focus on maximizing community happiness.

  • Ensure tight coordination among stakeholders for each product submitted for consideration.

  • Provide perspective on personalization and targeting for each product in partnership with the Personalization Analyst.

  • Work closely with cross functional partners and Merchandise Planner on new tools to improve sourcing.

  • Bring monthly merchandising themes to life through Glam Bag Plus product assortment and content.

  • Communicate brand story and product benefits to Marketing and Creative teams to assist with development of strong editorial content to drive ipster education.

  • Collaborate with Brand Partnership Managers during annual brand strategy process to keep the Glam Bag Plus business exciting and innovative for our members.

  • Prepare weekly and monthly Glam Bag Plus insights for Brand Partnerships Team, company and management.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher.

  • 5+ years of work experience with at least 3+ years of beauty merchandising experience required. Product development background preferred.

  • Obsessive about customers and convinced that details matter.

  • Exceptional organizational and time-management abilities (a lover of lists and timelines).

  • Ability to work well as part of a team and to collaborate cross-functionally.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Creative marketing mind with understanding of brands, consumers and products to help drive merchandising decisions and editorial content.

  • Proven ability to work within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Must be calm & collected under pressure.

  • Strong understanding of retail math.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PPT) and Google Documents.

  • Passion for beauty.

About us:

ipsy was founded with one singular mission: to inspire individuals around the world to express their unique beauty. That's how the ipsy Glam Bag came to life. With five products personalized for youplus articles, videos, and more on ipsy.comyou're free to try new things and express who you are. ipsy Shopper takes our mission to the next level by making beauty more accessible, rewarding, and liberating than ever before. And with ipsy Gen Beauty, Open Studios, and all the creator content that we post each day, our intention has remained the same: to give every individual the tools to form their own definition of beauty. With over 3M members and 8K digital content creators in our community, and generating over half a billion monthly content views, we're just getting started.

ipsy is headquartered in the Bay Area with an office in New York City and a studio production and editing facility in Los Angeles. The company achieved profitability in its first year and raised a series B round of $100M with Sherpa Capital and TPG in 2015. We owe all of our success to our inspiring, energizing employees who make exceptional things happen every single dayfearless thinking, tenacity, and a pioneering spirit push us forward. From marketing and media to engineering and operations, we are united in our goal to democratize beauty, making it accessible and affordable for everyone and fearlessly representing individuality and inclusivity. We dream. We empower. We create. And we have great fun doing it together.

Take a look at careers.ipsy.com for some exciting opportunities to join our team. And check us out at ipsy.com, @ipsyofficial on Snapchat, and @ipsy on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.


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