Associate Merchant, DotCa

Sephora - Mississauga, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job ID: 178428
Location Name: ON-FSC Toronto Off (0581)
Address: 5560 Explorer Drive, 2nd Floor, Mississauga, ON L4W 5M3, Canada (CA)
Job Type: Full Time
Position Type (Regular/Temporary): Regular
Job Function: Merchandising

At Sephora Canada, we’re passionate about finding and sharing beauty in the world. Our constant innovation, our ability to see and lead trends, and our focus on providing an outstanding customer experience make us the most-loved beauty community and top of mind for every Canadian.

We find beauty in our communities, in our differences, our experiences, and in the spirit of our employees.

We partner with luxury brands who create the products our clients crave, sometimes even before they know it. Merchandising at Sephora is all about defining what beauty means for Canadians today and tomorrow. Our team of trendsetters and brand builders constantly creates original brands, develops new product categories and starts trends. Some of next season’s most in-demand items may not even exist yet, but you’ll see them here first!

As the Associate Merchant,, you will assist the DotCa Sr. Merchant in developing and implementing online category, brand & product merchandising strategies that serve as a basis for achieving financial sales objectives. You will perform DotCa merchant responsibilities for a select group of brands (but still work on a larger subset of brands beyond that group). You will also demonstrate leadership potential to manage category projects and brand businesses.

Assist with overall business strategy
Maintain collaborative and proactive relationship with brands, retail merchant & inventory counterparts, to drive cross channel alignment & sales optimization for a subset of brands
Consistently analyze the online business, providing insights to direct partners, retail merchants & brands. Make timely adjustments to online merchandising in order to optimize sales. Provide analysis for weekly & monthly performance recaps and share recaps with upper level management
Source and plan brand promotional activity around product launch strategies and key core initiatives.
Run Ad hoc reporting and projects to drive category and brand business
Brand management
Proactively manage relationships with brand partners to develop strong growth plans. Communicate regularly with brands and retail merchant counterparts on business related issues (launch plans, business updates, exposures, etc.)
Manage DotCa product assortments, collaborating with brand partners to source what is needed to differentiate and drive the online business. Provide assortment/SKU analysis to drive decisions
Responsible for new brand set up and ongoing brand page updates, ensuring optimal articulation/messaging, visual presentation and navigation of the brand story
Product marketing, site merchandising & content
Work with senior merchant on strategic placements across the entire site for your category while championing own subset of brands; determine what to feature and where
Assist with category, brand & product placements for email, homepage, category pages, including messaging & product presentation in partnership with the brand marketing team.
Partner with coordinator to set up products online, communicating with brands to gather product comps and assets. Ensure copy/messaging, video & images are optimized. Assign strategic & accurate attribution/refinements to each product
Work with product & content production teams daily for onsite maintenance & functionality including the QA process
Assist Sr. merchant with category content projects for the site that will increase traffic, conversion and sales. Understand web analytics data to help inform decisions
Inventory & Planning
Partner closely with the Inventory team pre-season to help forecast newness, DotCa exclusives, limited edition & seasonal buys
Participate in DotCa open-to-buy meetings for in-season planning
Ensure all featured products in marketing have sufficient inventory to support activity
Review SKU productivity bi-annually to optimize online assortment
Demonstrate our Sephora values of Passion for Client Service, Innovation, Expertise, Balance, Respect for All, Teamwork, and Initiative.

You have a Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in retail management (or a related field) - an MBA would be a huge bonus
You have about 4-5 years of retail buying experience
You are well versed in the world of E-Commerce and/or Direct-to-Consumer merchandising
You love to take charge and make things your own
You can be flexible in a constantly evolving team and fast-paced environment
You are a team player and love to build relationships
You are a master communicator
You are an Excel guru with a familiarity with Box and Smartsheets.

You’ll be part of a unique culture and family of passionate and inspiring individuals.
You’ll work alongside the best talent in the industry – people you’ll be proud to work with.
You’ll have access to the global community of luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) for endless career opportunities.
You’ll have the opportunity to be part of a community that drives meaningful social and environmental change and receive matching donations to support your charitable giving.
Benefits you can mix and match, depending on your needs.
Employee Assistance Program services for those times you need extra support.
Holidays, time off, summer hours and flexibility to support work-life balance.
And of course, there’s our incredible swag – free product gifts throughout the year and tons of discounts with our brand partners.

SEPHORA has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in 1970s Paris. Sephora was acquired by luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in 1997 then launched stateside in 1998, and is currently home to 200 world-class brands - including its own private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION. Sephora's curated assortment features more than 14,000 products including makeup, skin care, perfume, hair care, body, professional tools and more. Sephora is the beauty education hub, offering consultations at the Beauty Studio, a variety of complimentary classes, one-on-one service from Personal Beauty Advisors, and exclusive retail technology SKINCARE IQ, COLOR IQ, and FRAGRANCE IQ. Sephora is an international force in beauty, and its award-winning website and ever-growing presence on social-media make it the world's premier digital beauty destination.