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Dia&Co

Dia&Co is the premier personal styling service for plus-size women. Try on clothes at home, keep what you like, return the rest.

Manager of Merchandise Planning and Analytics
New York City, NY, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Dia&Co is a leading retail experience for women, sizes 14 and up. We’re expanding our talented team and are looking for passionate, smart and multi-talented go-getters to join us. Our business meets a profound need and we’re on a mission to fundamentally transform the way women experience apparel commerce.

What You'll Do:

The Manager of Merchandise Planning Analytics, reporting into the Senior Director of Merchandise Planning and Analytics, is a strategic partner to the Buying and Product Development teams and informs merchandising decisions using data and analysis.  The ideal candidate possesses the passion to drive tangible business results using data, the analytical horsepower to solve a wide range and large number of merchandising questions quickly but effectively, the ability to flex around rapidly changing and often competing priorities, strong collaboration and communication skills, and an innovative drive to improve processes, tools and methodologies.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform rigorous analytics and derive insights that will help drive merchandise strategy across the business; Specific areas of focus may include:
    • Determining areas of opportunity within the assortment for both of our business lines - subscription box business and our online shopping experience
    • Understand what drives customer retention by honing in on customer behavior and preferences and how that marries with our product offering
    • Analyzing opportunities within our inventory management framework to serve our various selling channels
  • Partner with the data science, operations and product teams to create a new inventory forecasting system for our evolving business needs
  • Engage in an arm-in-arm analytical partnership with the Buyers as to become a true business stakeholder and driver of the buying and merchandising function; Advise the Buying team on assortment strategy, allocations between our channels and buy projections
  • Design and develop new reporting and dashboards to drive better forecasting, inventory planning, and performance measurement
  • Analyze in-season performance to identify areas of risk and opportunity, and create strategies to mitigate or accelerate
  • Manage our in-season inventory, balancing sales and margin goals
  • Partner with cross-functional teams including operations, marketing and product on analysis and creating and optimizing processes around merchandising functions in an innovative business environment

 

Who you are:

  • Track record of success in generating insights in a data-driven, analytical role
  • An innovative mindset and excitement to create new tools and processes
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative capabilities
  • Desire to have a tangible business impact
  • Passion for working with business partners to identify opportunities, innovate, and deliver actionable results
  • Excited to work collaboratively with a broad range of business partners
  • Outstanding communications skills with all levels of an organization
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, a fast pace and changing priorities
  • Action-oriented mindset and a strong desire to be hands-on: collaborate with teams, manipulate data, apply innovative analytic approaches, summarize and story-tell, and move the business to action.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years in an analytical role (e.g. management consulting, investment banking, accounting, FP&A); e-commerce or start-up experience a plus but not a requirement
  • Outstanding Excel skills
  • Bachelor level degree in business, finance, economics, statistics or mathematics (preferred); MBA a plus but not a requirement
  • Enthusiasm and aptitude for working in a fast-paced, collaborative startup environment: highly self-directed, results-oriented and able to work at both strategic and tactical levels

We:

  • are a Sequoia Capital-backed, post-series C startup co-founded by two women
  • strive daily to transform the fashion industry, from working with existing top brands to developing our own collections from the ground up
  • have styled countless amazing women across the country in the past three years—they are at the core of all that we do
  • foster a culture of autonomy and accountability—your contributions make a big difference
  • have an office that is buzzing with excitement—we are genuinely happy to be at work each day
  • celebrate each other’s individuality and unique skill sets
  • create good karma by aiming to surprise and delight at every touchpoint

 

Benefits & Perks

  • competitive salaries, flexible vacation policy and health care coverage
  • a leadership team that embraces creativity and initiative
  • Flexibility around remote working