Description

At Shutterfly, we’re all about people — bringing them together, making them feel welcome, and connecting them to experiences. We make our customers’ memories last a lifetime by capturing, preserving, and sharing them through photography and personalized products. Through our family of brands, trend setting products, cutting edge technology, and best in class customer service, we help our customers, and each other, share life’s joy. Lifetouch has been the professional photography choice for schools and families for more than 80 years. Built on the tradition of “Picture Day” Lifetouch captures smiling faces, preschool through high school graduation. We also reach our customers through additional product lines including portrait studios, yearbooks, sports, and events.

Lifetouch has a dynamic opportunity for an experienced Merchandising Manager to join our successful organization as a key contributor. Lifetouch National School Studios Inc., a Shutterfly Inc. company is an industry-leader with operations in all 50 states and Canada.   Employees enjoy our fast-paced, collaborative culture and the ability to directly impact our business. Respect, integrity, teamwork, and passion are at the core of what we do.

POSITION SCOPE:

  • The role is responsible for managing the merchandising strategy for our Underclass, Preschool and Sports business lines at Lifetouch

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and align with key internal stakeholders the seasonal merchandising strategy on product and packaging for the business lines
  • Prioritize and project manage seasonal merchandizing tests to optimize AOV and drive incremental participation metrics
  • Manage key seasonal readiness initiatives to develop the go-to-market strategy to maximize value to our customers and channel teams while minimizing cost and expenses.
  • Measure, track and report key merchandising metrics and initiative results within the Organization
  • Write business plans identifying objectives, strategies, key initiatives, dependencies, and performance measurements aligned with growth targets and cost savings
  • Interpret market research and merchandising performance measurement data - convert into proposed product improvements and advancements
  • Lead cross-functional projects and be able to influence teammates, outside of direct reporting structures, to deliver on-time and quality work
  • Manage relationships with third party vendors, suppliers, and partners
  • Determine financial feasibility of new growth opportunities by utilizing P&L analysis
  • Determine financial attractiveness of new growth areas to prioritize allocation of resources to these opportunities
  • Contribute to activating and training sales professionals on seasonal merchandising product and pricing
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

MINIMUM GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Education: Four year degree in marketing or related business degree. MBA a plus.
  • Experience: 5+ years of merchandizing strategy experience within large organizations.
  • The ability to analyze data and think creatively to develop sound recommendations and solutions to achieve strategic business goals
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments
  • Adept in anticipating, assessing, and translating customer needs into actionable tactics
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient at interpreting and applying key analytical findings to support major merchandising strategy decisions
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Experience in development and delivery of presentations to a variety of internal audiences: peers, leadership and field offices
  • Knowledge of and the ability to lead merchandising test projects to refine and optimize the pricing and packaging for our business lines
  • Experience with financial budgeting, tracking, and reporting
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g., Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the year

CRITICAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Marketing, Sales, Operations, Business Intelligence, Information Systems and Data Warehouse teams, Supply Chain, Manufacturing
  • External vendor partners: Market research and business consultants