Director of Merchandising and Planning at Thirdlove

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Job title
Director of Merchandising and Planning
Job listing last updated at
Jul 29, 2020
Job listing location
San Francisco
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Bay Area company location: 350 Rhode Island St, San Francisco CA

Job description

ThirdLove is seeking an experienced and passionate Director of Merchandising & Planning to lead our assortment and inventory strategies.  In addition to developing our seasonal investment framework and partnering with Marketing and Creative to bring product stories to life, you’ll partner with our Data Science team and Designers to develop an innovative size-first assorting and buying strategy. The ideal candidate is an experienced leader who thrives on delighting shoppers, creating structure, spotting risk on the distant horizon, and finding ways to optimize efficiency. This is a high-visibility leadership team role and a great opportunity to be an owner of a key piece of ThirdLove’s business and future growth.

The Role:

  • Manage the financial success of our entire product assortment, by meeting sales, gross margin, gross margin return on investment (GMROI) and inventory turn goals
  • Build seasonal assortment frameworks inclusive of style/sku targets, live dates and time on offer
  • Collaborate with Marketing partners to develop seasonal calendar of content with compelling and inspirational product messages that support the product strategies and financial objectives of the brand
  • Focus team to capitalize on seasonal opportunities and adjust plans in season to react to trends and minimize risks. 
  • Develop a size-first planning/assorting model to support our uniquely Fit-Focused business model
  • Collaborate with Production leads to develop lean, flexible inventory model for basic sizes and styles
  • Collaborate with Data Science teams to evolve new methods for maintaining service levels and in stock positioning of key basics in a rapidly growing and ever evolving business
  • Lead and manage Managers & Planners to develop strong teams and develop succession planning
  • Act as a change leader to support new initiatives and innovative planning frameworks.

Minimum Experience:

  • 8+ years Merchandising and/or Planning experience. Ecommerce experience a must. 
  • Strong communication and financial storytelling skills -- Be able to distill complex and/or technical concepts, while providing strategic viewpoints 
  • Demonstrated analytical prowess – with strong Excel skills to derive data driven recommendations, interpret business case financial modelling and analyze performance
  • Can excel in a fast-growing and amorphous environment -- adapting and reprioritizing as needed.  Always curious and always learning
  • Positive attitude, responsible approach and a self-starter that’s not afraid to dive in and get into the details
  • Experienced people manager


ThirdLove® is on a mission to help all women feel comfortable and confident in their everyday lives. We are the brand that disrupted the lingerie industry by empowering women to find their perfect fit online with our innovative Fit Finder® quiz. Inclusivity is at the core of who we are and how we serve our customers and build our team. 

Our culture is collaborative, fast-paced, and data-driven. If you want to impact millions of people each and every day and propel your career forward, we’d love to hear from you.

ThirdLove is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetics, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

ThirdLove is an E-Verify employer and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information please visit E-Verify.

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