Senior Manager, Product Merchandising and Planning

Sol de Janeiro

Sol de Janeiro

Product, Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA · United States
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
Launched in 2015, SOL DE JANEIRO is an award-winning, fast-growing premium global lifestyle beauty brand inspired by the beauty rituals and attitude of the beaches of Rio. Our brand purpose is to spark endless self-celebration and joy through the power and warmth of the Brazilian spirit. This philosophy extends from our products to our corporate culture. We are leaders, permanently inquisitive, category obsessed, incredibly diverse, self-demanding, true team players, and we are all Brazilian in Spirit.

Headquartered in New York and launched as a digitally native brand, we have expanded globally with teams in Rio, Paris, London, and Germany. Our commitment to excellence has earned us prestigious honors, including TIME100's 2024 Most Influential Company, Fast Company's 2024 World's Most Innovative Companies and 2023 Brands that Matter, Allure's 2024 Readers' Choice Awards, and WWD's 2023 Beauty Inc Award in the Prestige category. These accolades highlight our dedication to being a leading brand in the beauty industry and an exceptional workplace.

The position will report to Associate Director, E-Commerce Merchandising.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Develop and own a comprehensive merchandise assortment strategy for Sol de Janeiro.com, considering customer preferences, market channel differentiation, margin impact, and sales data
    • Create and own mix of business strategy for the year
  • Provide Sales Ops with final assortment plans and product importance to overall assortment, considering Global strategy for the brand (big bets for the year, product mix of business)
  • Provide both qualitative and quantitative analysis of product performance, SKU efficiency, and product mix vs forecast, drawing insights to affect assortment and marketing strategies and future product line
  • Own the creation of and reporting out all sell-thru plans for new launches to key stakeholders
  • Monitor and analyze inventory levels, sell-through rates, and other key performance indicators. Develop and implement inventory optimization strategies to maximize sales and minimize excess stock
  • Work with Global Product Marketing team to develop exclusives within the dotcom assortment, keeping in mind commercial viability and profitability implications
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, competitor activities, and customer preferences to make informed decisions on product selection and creation
Our ideal candidate is…

  • Innately and perpetually curious
  • Willing to dive into the details and contribute to the overall success of the DTC team
  • A problem solver: able to quickly identify an issue and propose solutions that will drive efficiency
  • A champion of new ideas and is always willing to re-think the status quo
  • A team player

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in buying, merchandising, and/or planning
  • Prior experience in product marketing preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with Shopify and Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Beauty industry preferred

Salary Range

$110,000—$120,000 USD

In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for participation in a highly competitive bonus program with the possibility for overachievement based on performance and company results.

The information contained herein is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, as these may change or new ones may be assigned at any time.

Sol de Janeiro is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.