Category & Merchandising Manager at Artifact Uprising

| Greater Denver Area
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Denver, CO - As an innovative Category & Merchandising Manager, you will develop, execute, and evaluate all merchandising & category management efforts at AU. You will be responsible for the day to day presentation of products, messaging and pricing on our site to ensure our customers have a clear, successful path to (profitable) purchase.
This role will also act as the category manager, overseeing sku/category performance & identifying key opportunities for new physical products within the AU portfolio to drive growth. This role will partner closely with the Product/Engineering team to innovate and improve on the overall look, feel, and navigation of the site and to develop innovations in digital customer experience (i.e. homepage redesign, etc.). This role requires a strong analytical POV, a strong understanding/empathy for the customer journey, experience working on e-commerce platforms to execute digital merchandising strategies, and a strong sense of aesthetics and digital storytelling savvy, along with an in-depth understanding of marketing tools that support a customer’s journey.

The Day to Day

  • Lead cross-functional effort across Brand, Revenue, Creative, Prod/Eng, Ops and CX to ensure seamless execution of promotions & campaigns on AU site
  • Lead category management & assortment planning efforts for AU product portfolio; provide strategic recommendations to inform new product development process
  • Lead pricing strategy for AU product portfolio
  • Provide business inputs and context to prod/eng teams to influence features/functionality & prioritization to improves customer journey on site 
  • Own & manage execution of all site merchandising, including: sort order, homepage programming, navigation, cross-sell/upsell, landing pages, and category, subcategory/product listing and product detail pages
  • Deliver financial goals (sales and profit, AOV, etc.) and objectives for each category within site merchandising, pricing, and site communication experience
  • Develop AU’s merchandising & programming calendar
  • Manage non-eng/non-feature a/b testing focused on maximizing campaign performance, in partnership with Revenue (i.e. sort order, clp/landing page destination testing, etc.) 
  • Analyze category & sku productivity, and competitive physical product offerings to identify/prioritize profitable growth opportunities for AU lines of business; provide product recaps for new & existing skus/categories
  • Provide business inputs and context to creative teams to influence content execution that improves customer journey on site (SEO, blog, etc.)
  • Identify sales, merchandising, and operational opportunities and collaborate with internal teams to drive change

Qualifications

  • 4+ years relevant work experience
  •  BS in Marketing, or equivalent experience
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, with excellent Excel skills
  • Experience in BI tools (Looker, Google Analytics or similar tools)
  • Experience with working with CMS systems and with basic HTML coding
  • Confidently handle multiple projects simultaneously and under deadlines
  • Possess proven ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Prior experience in e-commerce required

Artifact Uprising® is a Colorado-based company that creates premium quality, customizable photo goods for your digital photos. Driven by the belief that everyone has a story to tell, the company is known for elevated design and thoughtfully sourced materials. Signature products include the Layflat Album touting ultra-thick pages and foil-stamped covers, textured matte Everyday Prints, and a line of customizable frames. 
Job Perks
Health, vision and dental insurance for families, flexible vacation policy, gym reimbursement, 401(k) matching plan and commuter benefits. 
Why Artifact Uprising?
Creative FreedomWe value the creative process and look to our employees to speak into Artifact Uprising products, identity and approach – regardless of position or title. We look for driven people who demonstrate initiative to take the company to the next level. 
The Working Life
We strive to create a workplace where everyone works hard but also has the flexibility and balance to enjoy life outside of the office. 
It Won’t Be Boring
We are a small company with big ideas - and we recognize it will take every last one of us to reinvent the way brands approach business. We believe a good workplace empowers its team to rise to new challenges, expand their skill sets and think outside of the box. Through this, we foster a company culture that is always growing, always reaching, and always looking to see things differently. 
Interested in this position?
Tell us why you want to work at Artifact Uprising and what we should know about you.
Artifact Uprising is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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Technology we use

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Location

We are located in the up and coming Sunnyside neighborhood in Denver and is surrounded by great local restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

An Insider's view of Artifact Uprising

What’s the vibe like in the office?

"Our team at Artifact Uprising is made up of bright individuals who connect over big cups of coffee and dream forward together. We celebrate our failures and learnings, continually championing one another to grow in our roles, all while making fun a high priority. We are a small but mighty company that values stories, connection, and innovation."

Shannon

Customer Experience Coordinator

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I was looking for a change when I found Artifact Uprising and jumped on board as a seasonal holiday employee. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure to grow with the company on our Customer Experience Team and more recently on our People Operations Team.

Alex

Office Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

By encouraging them to find inspiration outside of the 4 walls of our office. We aim to be conscious observers of what’s happening in other visual areas: fashion, interior design, illustration, fine art, etc, to reinvigorate our creative energy.

Emily

Creative Director

What are Artifact Uprising Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
We have an internal culture committee comprised of volunteers to help understand what's happening at the ground level and suggest improvements and other fun monthly events!
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Can contribute up to the annual IRS limit.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 32 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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