Head of Merchandising

 


Position Overview:

Namaste Technologies is looking for a Head of Merchandising with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a fervent desire to learn to help us build a world-class health & wellness company.

Reporting to the Director of Ecommerce,  the Head of Merchandising will be responsible for managing a team of merchandising and assortment experts tasked with creating a robust and profitable assortment strategy, optimizing on-site product search and discovery, and identifying and managing opportunities for category expansion.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the full product strategy and execution, ensuring a robust, data-driven assortment plan
  • Develop pricing strategies to manage costing and optimize margin.
  • Develop/Drive Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to clearly categorize product performance, define optimal breadth and depth of assortment, lifecycle planning, and our Tip of Spear products.
  • Measure and optimize search and discovery across our properties, ensuring the right product is showing up in the right place, at the right time.
  • Highlight key product clusters to guide team in developing content rich experiences highlighting selling features and benefits.
  • Partner tightly with the marketing team to showcase Tip of Spear products through our various channels.
  • Work closely with the Purchasing Team highlighting opportunities for additions to the assortment and new category expansion.
  • Prepare and hold business reviews with stakeholders to review assortment performance, category findings, search and discovery performance, and future opportunities to optimize revenue performance.

Qualifications:

The candidate should be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, highly team-oriented, inquisitive, enjoy problem solving and focused on driving towards results.

  • 5+ years of in-depth multi-category assortment management in an ecommerce business
  • 5+ years of ecommerce merchandising experience with large assortments (+10,000 SKUs) across multiple brands and geographies
  • 3+ years experience leading and growing high-functioning teams
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in Google Analytics and data visualization 
  • Marketplace experience preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Passionate self-starter

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Namaste Technologies leaders:

  • Exhibits excellent judgment
  • Entrepreneurial problem solver with strong troubleshooting skills
  • Vocally self-aware and curious
  • Results oriented
  • Hires great people. Develops great people
  • Ability to effectively manage time, multi-task, and prioritize projects to meet established deadlines
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and written
  • Has relentlessly high standards
  • Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution
  • You love learning, and it’s one of the things you do to make yourself better every single day

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

At Namaste Technologies, you get to work with amazing, passionate colleagues on innovative technology. In an international work environment, we offer you the chance to be challenged, make an impact, work flexibly, and be part of a team.

  • Challenge

    Working with advanced technology means there is always a chance to learn problem-solving skills. We have developed strong solutions to help medical patients get access to cannabis, and we love to think creatively on ways to make it even better.

  • Impact

    Although we are constantly growing, we still act like a small company where everyone’s voice is heard and you have the opportunity to implement new ideas. Whether you’re working in a product, marketing, or information technology role, you have a chance to make an impact, starting from day one.

  • Flexibility

    Whether you’re a parent or a professional hockey player (we have both on our team), we believe that work should fit into your life and leave energy for the things you love. We offer flexible work arrangements to help you manage your workload.

  • Team Feeling

    We are a diverse team with a variety of nationalities, perspectives, and skills. We truly like working with each other and having fun together. We try to meet each other at least twice a year for international, off-site team building.

We are a team of passionate individuals working together for the same goal - to bring medical cannabis to the world. Even though we’re no longer a start-up, it’s important to us that we preserve that part of our culture - the part where everyone’s contribution makes an impact on the final result, and where we are all accountable and work creatively and collaboratively to problem-solve. Most importantly, as we grow, it’s important to us to maintain high levels of energy, passion, and drive.

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