Merchandising Manager - Home Furnishing & Decor
Spruce Up is a smarter way to shop: leveraging AI and designer curation we make sprucing up your home easy and fun. We provide a stylist assisted one-to-one shopping service based on your home, style, budget and your needs. Our vision is to apply data-driven design to help people surround themselves with the things that make them happy.
Spruce Up is well funded startup backed by premier VCs in NYC, Silicon Valley and Seattle and rapidly growing our early start-up team. The Merchandising Manager is core part of our team and will lead merchandising selection and partnerships across styles, price points and product categories to a new end-to-end consumer experience that is customer and needs based and personalized to each home. It starts from curating a catalog of designer-endorsed products from hottest design brands and the best retailers, empowering our stylists to hand-pick well thought-out furniture and décor choices for each customer, and shipping items our members love directly to their door.
This is a role for a seasoned home & design buyer / merchandiser who craves entrepreneurial ownership and a fast-paced dynamic environment to operate in. You love being hands-on with “get it done” attitude with ability to scale and manage a large merchandising catalogue and hundreds of partners. You are driven by passion to innovate in the home & design category with ability to convince leading design brands to join a new tech + design startup early on while nurturing the relationship and scaling it to a big business. People describe you as a team player and you thrive in a culture that is transparent, curious, smart, collaborative and delivers results. This role is based in Seattle, WA.
Roles and Responsibility
Own and execute on the merchandising strategy including product curation, revenue and margin by category, price, product and style
Acquire and manage partnerships with hundreds of leading furniture and decor wholesale brands and manufacturers and ensure ongoing success in sales and relationship.
Drive active co-marketing campaigns to grow and bring together our community of stylists, customers, brands and tastemakers
Work with Spruce Up Interior Design Lead to build and maintain high performing stylist teams in various design centers across the US and educate them on our product catalogue, quality and style
Built and executed merchandising selection in the home furnishing and decor category with track-record in revenue growth while maintaining healthy margin structure. You have an outstanding reputation and relationships with leading home design brands and retailers
Demonstrated disciplined, metrics-based approach to managing merchandising pipeline and forecasting sales and commitments
Have been part of scaling operations in an e-Commerce or retail environments
Experience working within a startup like environment with ability to test and learn with customers, partners and within the market