Merchandise Manager Packaged Goods

Lolli & Pops
Denver, CO, USA
Posted 14 days ago
Full timeRetail

Merchandise Manager

Merchandise Manager Packaged Goods, Lolli & Pops

Joining our team will be the sweetest decision you will ever make!

At Lolli & Pops, we believe that candy is so much more than just candy. It has the power to say thank you, I love you, I celebrate you. And at its heart, candy Spreads Joy with Bits of Optimism. We offer an optimistic culture, a fast-paced work environment, and of course a sweet discount on sweet treats. We consider ourselves a Company of Firsts and are proud to offer first-job or promotion opportunities to ambitious, talented people.

Job Overview

The Merchandise Manager is a vital role on the Merchandising team that develops and executes the assortment strategy for Packaged Goods at Lolli & Pops. This role leads the assortment planning, negotiating, and pricing for their category with P&L responsibility over Sales, Margin, and Inventory Turn. This omni-channel role will have direct buying responsibility for 60 store locations and eCommerce. The Merchandise Manager reports to the VP Merchandising and the ideal candidate has over 5 years of merchandising/buying experience and thrives in a fast-paced and creative environment.

Role Responsibilities

  • Develop & execute assortment strategy for Packaged Goods Division including International, Novelty, Beverage and other key categories
  • Source and select unique and compelling Retail and Online assortments
  • Identify confectionary market and social media trends and work swiftly to capitalize on opportunities and fill holes in the assortment
  • Cultivate strong relationships with vendor community, seek out new opportunities to expand our offering and vendor community
  • Negotiate costing and vendor support for marketing campaigns and in-store tasting & events
  • Analyze business trends and work with Planning partners to adjust buys accordingly
  • Partner with Supply Chain team on opening order decisions and vendor forecasts
  • Develop holiday range plans for seasonal offering
  • Ensure fully loaded costs and retail meet margin requirements while offering compelling retail value
  • Analyze and report on performance to forecast for all product launches, recommend necessary adjustments to ensure success
  • Identify risks and communicate appropriately to keep projects on track
  • Coordinate with Marketing and Operations teams on fixture & signage needs for proper merchandising

Requirements & Competencies

  • 5+ years’ experience working in a merchandising/buying office
  • Confectionary, Grocery, or CPG experience a plus
  • Brick & Mortar experience
  • eCommerce experience, familiarity with Shopify Plus or similar ecommerce platform
  • Strategic agility
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Data driven
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Self-Starter, fast learner, go-getter
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • O rganized and detail oriented
  • Superior Excel skills
  • Proficient in PowerPoint and Google Suite
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Our Company values are important to us! We are:


our guests are at the heart of everything we do


we are a joyful mix of unique individuals working together


we are flexible and open to change in order to be the best we can be


we honor what is real and authentic and give feedback from the heart


we have a never ending drive to continuously improve

We cannot wait to meet you!

We are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals. We will consider all people - minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. We will consider giving opportunities to qualified individuals with criminal histories when it aligns with federal, state and local statutes.

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