Assistant Site Merchandiser (CONTRACT) at Rent the Runway

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About Us:

Rent the Runway (RTR)  is transforming the way we get dressed by pioneering the world’s first Closet in the Cloud. Founded in 2009, RTR has disrupted the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by inspiring women with a more joyful, sustainable and financially-savvy way to feel their best every day. As the ultimate destination for circular fashion, the brand now offers infinite points of access to its shared closet via a fully customizable subscription to fashion, one-time rental or ownership. RTR offers designer apparel, accessories and home decor from 700+ brand partners and has built in-house proprietary technology and a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO and Co-Founder Jennifer Hyman’s leadership, RTR has been named to CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” five times in ten years, and has been placed on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list multiple times, while Hyman herself has been named to the “TIME 100” most influential people in the world and as one of People magazine’s “Women Changing the World.”

About the Job:

The Assistant Site Merchandiser will be responsible for assisting in ensuring we are delivering a best in class user experience and will be responsible for maintaining the RTR storefront, with a keen focus on product merchandising. 

This position has a specific focus on managing the receipt to site process and will work cross-functionally with Buying, Production, Planning & Operations in order to ensure timely releases of product to the site with accountability for accurate product information.

The successful candidate will quickly turn around projects with an unrelenting attention to detail and organizational ability. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage the execution of timely and accurate product launch, including product descriptions, fit/sizing guidance, pricing, imagery, and product attributes
  • Identify bottlenecks within the receiving process to ensure we stay within SLA for site publication
  • Participate in merchandising system design meetings and UAT new production releases as needed. 
  • Maintain taxonomy databases of product attribute data required for site publish with best in class merchandising
  • Collaborate with buying team on-boarding new designer assets needs for successful launch on the RTR website
  • Assist in managing photo shoot samples and logistics for your product division by collaborating with sample coordinators and buying to ensure correct and timely visual assets for PDP
  • Work with the x-functional team to ensure that all site QA call-outs are executed efficiently and submit/manage/close issue tracks as needed in regards to these issues.
  • Partner with Site Merchandiser Manager to ensure product merchandising is reflective of strategies and understand its impact on the customer storefront experience. 
  • Ensure all deadlines are met for successful site production
  • Organize and develop new SOPs for new systems and merch based workflows
  • Help serve as the department subject matter expert on merchandising.
  • Assist in the day to day execution of merchandising the Rent the Runway website

About You:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 1 year of ecommerce experience
  • Strong computer skills are a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel & PowerPoint knowledge is a must)
  • High attention to detail including precise and effective communications 
  • Can effectively cope with change & shift gears comfortably. Can make effective decisions without always having total picture
  • Proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills
  • Aptitude for being organized with flexibility and for delivering results in a fast-paced environment
  • Pro-collaborative personality; ability to use feedback from others in a constructive way
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Bonus Qualifications: Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics & CMS Experience 
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Location

10 Jay Street , Brooklyn, NY 11201

What are Rent the Runway Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
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
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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