Merchant

  • Warby Parker
  • New York, NY
  • May 12, 2022

Job Description

We’re looking for a Merchant at Warby Parker! Your role is to generate merchandising and assortment strategies. You will do this by acting as a liaison with the design teams throughout the lifecycle of the product, driving the communication of strategy and financial metrics to all cross-functional teams and training internal stakeholders on all aspects of the product.

What you’ll do: 

  • Set and implement strategies to generate growth in sunwear or optical business, including partnering with product management on enhanced web experience, distribution strategy, pricing, product offering, etc.
  • Use analysis to set line plan strategy for all new frame collections and work closely with product design and development to ensure designs reflect strategy
  • Set cost targets and pricing for all new products with merchandise planner
  • Generate assortments and sales projections for all new collections
  • Train brand team on new product launches through go-to-market decks, merchandising guides, sample pass-off meetings, and ongoing discussion
  • Generate training materials on new products for all customer-facing teams
  • Manage SKU counts and overall assortment by channel 
  • Generate display strategy for both web and retail to optimize sales based on shopping behaviors in different channels and geographies
  • Set process for new product type development and roll out to market

Who you are:

  • A skilled merchant with 4–6 years experience driving assortment strategies 
  • An analytical, detail-oriented, creative, results-driven individual who has an eye for product and love of fashion and style (yep, all of it!)
  • A quick learner with an eye for trends and an ability to analyze sales data quickly and efficiently
  • A people person and a team player—our team works with almost every department and is constantly driving cross-functional communication
  • A multi-tasker—we wear many hats, and it is critical that you’re great at time management and organization
  • Far from shy! Our team is constantly presenting internally, training stakeholders, and leading communication with other teams, so we are looking for someone who has a flair for public speaking and a great sense of humor!

Extra credit:

  • Background in accessories is a bonus!
  • Experienced in Google Docs and Excel

About Us:

Warby Parker was founded with a mission: to inspire and impact the world with vision, purpose, and style.

We’re constantly asking ourselves how we can do more and make a greater impact—and that starts by reimagining everything that a company and industry can be. We want to demonstrate that a business can scale, be profitable, and do good in the world—without charging a premium for it. And we’ve learned that it takes creativity, empathy, and innovation to achieve that goal.

Since the day we launched in 2010, we’ve pioneered ideas, designed products, and developed technologies that help people see. We offer everything our customers need for happier eyes at a price that leaves them with money in their pockets, from designer-quality glasses and contacts to eye exams and vision tests. 

Ultimately, we believe in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or sunglasses we sell, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need through our Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Over eight million pairs of glasses have been distributed in over 50 countries; that means eight million people now have the glasses they need to learn, work, and achieve better economic outcomes. 

At Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings and events, volunteering and learning opportunities, and just great company filled with curious, kind folks. Dreaming up and sharing ideas aren’t responsibilities reserved for certain teams or leaders; the challenge (a really fun one) of innovation is on all of our shoulders. Teammates can also connect around common interests, backgrounds, and identities, no matter their home base, through our various employee resource groups. (We’re happy to say that the Human Rights Campaign has named us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ employees!) That sense of community and belonging keeps us excited to walk through the door every day, wherever that door may be. 

We're driven to continue building a workplace, based on inclusive behaviors and equitable systems, where all employees can bring their authentic selves, feel engaged, and share their perspectives as a valued member of Team Warby. Transparency is what we’re all about, and our annual Impact Report and Racial Equity Strategy lay out how we’re sticking to these values.