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Director, Merchandising Catalog and Assortment at Chewy

| Dania Beach, FL
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Our Opportunity:

The Director of Merchandising Catalog and Assortment is responsible for the development and management of our full Catalog of products that’s growing at a 40% or higher rate. You will own the long-term strategic leadership of Catalog growth, in alignment with the Merchandising Category P&L plans and Customer/Assortment strategies for Chewy overall. You will own both, the long-range thinking and driving execution in partnership with Merchandising and Supply Chain teams. This role requires a leader with demonstrable capabilities in long term strategy and stellar execution for multi-billion-dollar plans. The Director influences the organization from insights through action across a multi-dimensional assortment strategy, converting plans worth billions of dollars to Catalog items and vice versa. Finally, this leader will have the single threaded responsibility of creating and managing an aggressive and disciplined Assortment/Catalog for the whole company, where strategy will be distilled into customer facing actions.

What You’ll Do:

  • Define and execute a multi-year Assortment Strategy/philosophy.
  • Responsible for Assortment tactics, prioritization, budget, planning and performance/lifecycle of assortment, and troubleshooting where necessary
  • Partner with Merchandising VP's and Finance leaders to design and roll out twelve-month Category Assortment plans, bringing together company growth plans, key market inputs and customer strategy.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for all Assortment Product and Tech roadmaps.

 Act as a change leader to support company initiatives and develop new analytics/processes with merchandising partners in an evolving operating model.

  • Drive cross-functional collaboration and communication, ensuring alignment on priorities and direction with appropriate groups and leaders.
  • Support assortment fiscal discipline through adherence to and reconciliation of Merch Assortment Plans; network capacity usage and assortment performance.
  • Lead a team of Catalog, Content and Program Leaders, supported by planning analyst/s to define and drive performance towards objective metrics/standards.
  • Build and leverage data and analytics to create scale and uncover new ways of thinking about assortment. Analyze assortment health, identifying sales opportunities and diagnose inventory liabilities.

What You’ll Need:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems/Finance / Tech. MBA/Masters in addition is strongly preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of multi-channel or omni-channel retail experience in Assortment/Financial planning, Pricing, Merchandise planning/inventory management or similar experience, while building and managing teams.
  • You should be a data and numbers maverick, independently able to create an infrastructure of sourcing, creating, managing and communicating data. Experience with digital tech in pricing, assortment and competitive intelligence is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of retail and a deep understanding of Chewy’s customer first approach.
  • Experience managing and supporting a high-sales volume business (high SKU count, heavy seasonality, high revenue).
  • Proficiency in SQL, other analytical tools, MSBI Office suite required; Highly advanced Excel analytical skills, statistical / forecasting proficiency.

Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.

Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.
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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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Aside from the standard 1x1s and team meetings: 24/7 via text, email, chat, voice and during business hours by walking around the office engaging in conversation, listening to current challenges and proposed solutions.


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What projects are you most excited about?

Collaborating with so many different teams on a daily basis and seeing how we all come together to help pet parents find the products that they need for their pets.


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