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Senior Director of PM Merchandising

New York, New York  - Permanent

Job Description

Position Overview:

As a Merchandising Product Leader you will be responsible for partnering with engineers and designers to deliver digital products and process improvements that enable our internal teams to operate more efficiently and support transformational customer experiences at scale. You will work with buying, operations, merchandising and leadership, third party service vendors and more, all working to support the phenomenal growth we are experiencing as a company. Merchandising tools is responsible for building our core product offering, and your role would be to maintain, expand, and improve those varied tools.

Key Responsibilities

Lead requirements and design for Rent the Runway’s next generation merchandising platform that manages the end to end lifecycle of inventory through an expanding network of fulfillment centers and stores
Translate business strategies into product strategies, roadmaps, and product specifications that deliver customer benefits, meet financial goals, and ensure that systems and processes are positioned to scale for explosive growth
Partner with key stakeholders to define requirements, lead user acceptance testing, drive adoption, and communicate roadmaps
Analyze data to drive product decisions, measure results, and deliver actionable insights
Drive a product vision and relentlessly prioritize
Own the product roadmap and drive enhancements from inception through launch:
Deliver coherent product requirements that bring clarity, focus and prioritization to complex problems
Break projects into attainable milestones and lead cross-functional teams
Partner with rock star engineering teams in a fast paced, agile development process
Champion merchandising across the organization through your deep understanding of systems and processes
Cultivate a deep understanding of the user - both the Rent the Runway customer and our internal business users.

Must Have Skills:

Personal Attributes

Analytical thinker capable of breaking complex problems down to their constituent parts
Highly organized leader & communicator with the ability to drive results by rallying and focusing cross-functional teams and stakeholders
Self-starter with a strong attention to detail
Comfortable and energized by uncharted problems
Passionate about eCommerce, mobile, merchandising & operations
Flexible, able to adjust and change direction as the business environment and technology universe evolves and changes
Committed to delivering a seamless customer experience
Entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for disruption
Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, supply chain management, operations research, or related field; MBA a plus
Product management experience leading teams to deploy innovative solutions
Demonstrated expertise in merchandising systems that enable eCommerce and/or retail organizations to scale
Excellent data analysis skills with strong proficiency in Excel and SQL
MBA or advanced degree a plus

Starting: ASAP
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