• Manager - Site Merchandising

    Location US-PA-Warrendale
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Rue21’s Ecommerce team is looking for a Site Merchandising Manager with a passion for the customer. This person will work closely with the ecommerce buyers to understand the assortment and optimize the online shopping experience to drive category sales. 


    • Serve as the subject matter expert on merchandising for the online product catalog
    • Analyze site metrics and related data to identify opportunities to improve product engagement and conversion across all categories
    • Maintain and optimize the product catalog and all product discovery methods (navigation, search, cross-sells, landing pages, attribution) to streamline the shopping experience and improve site usability and product findability
    • Determine site merchandising strategy and build curated merchandise assortments based on availability of online merchandise and the marketing calendar in partnership with the ecommerce buyers and Digital Marketing
    • Use site, customer, and sales data to analyze results across initiatives and report out on progress 
    • Partner with the ecommerce buyers and Digital Marketing to understand the brand and key assortment priorities, and plan the digital merchandising strategy accordingly
    • Drive improvements to the shopping experience by partnering closely with the Product Management and Customer Insights teams to improve conversion rate and drive revenue growth 


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Business or related field  
    • 2+ years digital retail merchandising experience
    • Experience analyzing website metrics and optimizing merchandising to drive sales
    • Experience working with buying and planning organizations
    • Ability to think strategically and exhibit strong business acumen 
    • Extremely well organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Proven ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
    • Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers and cross-functional teams
    • Adapts well to change in direction and priority in a fast- paced and deadline-oriented environment
    • Experience with Google Analytics, Oracle ATG and Endeca a plus
    • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Excel


    • Results Orientation: demonstrates the ability to consistently deliver business results by meeting deadlines and achieving goals
    • Communication: effectively conveys information and ideas in concise and meaningful exchanges through written and verbal communication
    • Teambuilding/Teamwork: effectively develops relationships and facilitates constructive resolution of conflict while encouraging trust, cooperation, collaboration and information sharing among individuals
    • Influencing & Inspiring Others: demonstrates the ability to work with and through others to accomplish results while sharing “what’s in it for me” to those he/she wants to influence
    • Leadership: demonstrates understanding of organizational issues and opportunities; engages in problem solving, makes sound decisions, and exercises influence at all levels to develop appropriate solutions and deliver optimum results
    • Business Acumen: demonstrates financial and operational understanding of organizational strategies and applies knowledge to business situations



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