Associate Merchandise Assortment Manager

Job Locations US-PA-Paoli
Category
Product Management

Overview

Turn 5 is one of the largest and fastest growing e-commerce retailers in the Greater Philadelphia area.  Best known for our award-winning e-commerce platforms, AmericanMuscle.com, ExtremeTerrain.com and AmericanTrucks.com, we’ve been engaging car enthusiasts with exceptional products, services, and experiences since 2004.

 

Our purpose, however, extends beyond selling car parts. We have a commitment to creating meaningful customer experiences at every step of their journey. Whether it’s supplying a unique product that customizes the look and feel of their ride, providing thousands of educational videos for the DIYer or leveraging user generated content to inspire even the most experienced owner, we are obsessed with ensuring we reach as many like-minded gearheads across the globe.

 

The Associate Merchandise Assortment Manager, reporting to the Chief Merchandising Officer, is responsible finding and selecting products to expand the product assortment in assigned vehicles to support overall growth of revenue, market share, and profitability.  Through market research and data analysis, this position will have direct responsibility for determining the next suppliers and products to add to our assortment, supplier negotiation and onboarding, and support selected products through the launch and post-launch process to ensure they achieve their maximum potential.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for selecting revenue producing products and suppliers to add to the assortment in assigned vehicles to achieve monthly new product revenue targets.
  • Conduct market and product research in assigned vehicles on an ongoing basis to identify and fill opportunities in the product assortment.
  • Support in ensuring selected products are launched in a timely manner (all necessary data is provided or collected) and that products are presented and merchandised correctly on the website so they are able to reach their full potential.
  • Be a subject matter expert on assigned vehicle markets, customers and their objectives and values.  Leverage understanding to find products that have demand.
  • Leverage existing internal sales data as well as any obtainable external data points on product popularity to inform assortment decisions and maximize revenue
  • Build and setup new vendor relationships as required.  Negotiate programs with new vendors to ensure all products are not only strong revenue producers, but also meet profitability targets.
  • Assist in other company projects or objectives where vehicle product knowledge is required 

Specific Job Knowledge (Special skills, knowledge of machines, procedures, etc.)      

  • Understanding of the automotive aftermarket and customer demand
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
  • Ability to understand and analyze financial concepts/data and potential implications on stores and suppliers.
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers.
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well to produce quality work.
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.
  • Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals.
  • Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change.
  • Microsoft Office - Intermediate skill level on Excel, Word and Power Point

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s or similar business experience
  • Experience: 3-5 years of buying/store management experience, automotive industry knowledge preferred

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