Site Merchandising Manager

San Bruno, California | Freelance | Job ID #45555 |
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We have a client that is looking for an experienced Site Merchandising Manager to lead and execute the creation of website content strategy and plans that are synergistic with our brand goals. The right candidate will leverage analytics to drive a robust online strategy around sales, conversion, average order size and profitability.


  • 4+ years project management experience
  • 3+ experience running in reporting and performing analyses and site optimization
  • 4+ years site merchandising experience with a solid understanding of eCommerce best practices in PDP, category optimization, taxonomy, and on-site marketing
  • Proven to be very thorough and detail oriented; someone who has experience in project documentation and workflow management and can meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; can communicate across all levels in the org.
  • Solid understanding of key eCommerce technologies 

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Own merchandising of assigned categories, primarily focusing on Technology, Electronics, and Office division
  • Provide support and implementation of merchandising solutions while demonstrating up-to-date expertise in Site Merchandising best practices
  • Provide daily oversight of positioning and promotion of core products and new products.
  • Lead various category and campaign strategies and develop execution plans to drive the business, visual merchandising while highlighting trends, promotions and member needs
  • Optimize the online shopping experience to increase conversion through site presentation and product merchandising by looking at sales & web analytics, online shopping best practices, and competitive landscape analysis
  • Analyze data quantitatively and use member research, data and metrics to back up assumptions, identify opportunities, and assess the efficacy of various programs, existing site taxonomy, and functionalities
  • Work with multiple cross-functional teams which include, but not limited to: the analytics teams to understand member behavior, creative team to drive visual strategy, user experience and engineering to ensure best-in-class shopping experiences, and various marketing teams to drive site traffic through external marketing efforts
  • Identify and establish department-, category-, or campaign-level key performance indicators (KPIs), benchmarks, and forecasts
  • Influence cross-functional business leaders in establishing business objectives and goals
  • Model compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • This person will report to the Senior Site Merchandising Manager
  • The role will manage various categories within the Technology, Office, and Electronics category
  • This role will not have any direct reports
  • Execute on high profile brand partnerships and on-site experiences; collaborate with various suppliers in Tech in partnership with the Online Media Program team to monetize site placements
  • Manage category-specific campaigns and programs
  • Optimize category and taxonomy experiences


  • 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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