Associate Merchandising Manager

San Jose, CA | Freelance | Job ID #46528 |
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Our client is seeking an eCommerce professional to manage the events and programs that connect the buyers of Business & Industrial with new & used, branded inventory. This person is responsible for event production and coordination of the company’s Business & Industrial events.

The ideal candidate will have experience in eCommerce and experience within any of the industries listed above. He/she will be responsible for ensuring all aspects of programs and events are flawlessly delivered across onsite, mobile, social, affiliates and other channels.


  • Coordinates and supports Merchants and Promotions Managers for tech programs and events
  • Ensures programs are flawlessly executed in partnership with cross-functional teams
  • Responsible for end-to-end event execution, including: merchandising, quality control, seller listing QA, inventory management, creative asset review, and marketing coordination
  • Detailed weekly reporting for events and the electronics storefront


The ideal candidate is an experienced professional with a strong product orientation. He/she has a track record of success and demonstrated ability to understand strategy plans, as well as the ability to focus in to nail detailed execution. Proven analytical thinking, exceptional organizational skills, and attention to detail are must-haves. He/she is an effective communicator and able juggle many priorities at once.

  • 2+ years of eCommerce/web experience, ideally within the electronics landscape
  • Ability to learn internal tools quickly
  • Buying or merchandising experience is ideal
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and adapt to dynamic environment
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and reprioritize projects as situations arise
  • Output focused, able to take high level direction, event/program plans and turn into valued and tangible output. Attention to detail is a must
  • Strong technical skills, ability to work with eCommerce platform tools. Familiar and comfortable with Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint) and Adobe Photoshop
  • Demonstrated analytical strength. Exceptional problem-solving skills, fact-based analysis skills
  • Understands customer pain points and develops action plans to address them
  • Excellent presentation, communication skills with both management and customers
  • Focuses on assignment at hand, and plans day-to-day activities to complete individual tasks
  • Understands and is aware of project objectives and schedules
  • Seeks new tasks as current tasks are completed
  • Participates in project meetings
  • Conduct thorough QA checks on assigned clients, leveraging proper QA checklist at each round of proofs and final mailing prior to sending to Production Teams
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent

Top 3 skills:

  • Detail oriented
  • Work without a lot of supervision. Very efficient with their time.
  • Basic knowledge of Excel. will be using in house systems.

Additional Info:

  1. Responsibilities that the resource will be responsible for? Merchandising our event pages – this includes adding products into our promotions, working with the merchants on strategy and sellers on getting listings.
  2. Can you describe the team culture in your department? We are all one family. We treat each other equally. Work hard and have lots of fun. We are relentless in giving our customers the best deal and experience.
  3. What are the three must have skills you are looking for? Understand basic merchandising concepts; understand that merchandising is both an Art and science.
  4. What are the soft skills that you believe candidates must possess to be successful in this position? Adaptive, work well with others and likes to win.


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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