Merchandising Manager at Minted | Powderkeg

Location: San Francisco, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time

Team: Merchandising

At Minted, we are passionate about art and science. We are a community-driven marketplace of artists and makers, and utilize data to drive our decision making. To that end, we're inviting creative thinkers who are passionate about art and design, curious about the world of e-commerce, wholesale and retail merchandising, and have strong analytical and quantitative skills to join our Merchandising team.

The Minted Merchandising team is responsible for driving sales across our various categories, including Art, Home, Gifts, Wedding, Holiday, Baby & Kids, and Greeting Cards. We work closely with design submissions from our talented community of artists, as well as data from our analytics team, to bring forth a fresh, balanced assortment to inspire our customers. This team is also responsible for ensuring the shopping experience in their category is seamless, and the quality of designs rendered on the site flawless, to ensure the best customer experience possible.

As the Merchandising Manager for Art at Minted, you will be responsible for driving the overall merchandising strategy and long-term growth of the Art category . You will work cross-functionally with virtually all teams at Minted, and will have a chance to work with and present to the C Suite. This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual to develop a broad set of business skills and grow into a career in merchandising.

This role is based in our San Francisco, CA office.


You Will:

  • Manage Merchandising for the Art category. Drive the assortment process from challenge to launch utilizing data and analysis drawn from Minted’s unique crowd curation model.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations for category management, including maintaining merch databases, driving shopper experience and online merchandising, and sales reporting.
  • Proactively identify in-season actions and campaigns to drive conversion, feature uptake, and ATV.
  • Work closely with cross-functional partners.
  • Own and manage merchandising budget for your category.
  • Closely monitor the competitive landscape and customer need, identifying growth opportunities and initiating action.
  • Develop online merchandising strategy. Collaborate and execute the online merchandising of the relevant categories including filters, SKU organization and ranking, and optimizing the overall “shoppability” of Art assortments.
  • Initiate ad-hoc deep dives into analytics to understand category page performance and opportunities to drive conversion, feature uptake, and ATV.
  • Partner with the Artist Relations team on recruitment, engagement and retention of artists for the Art category.

You Are:

  • A self-starter with an owner’s mindset and an ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment and meet changing deadlines and priorities on multiple simultaneous projects. Ability to multitask and meet deadlines while still paying attention to details and executing flawlessly.
  • Quantitatively oriented and an analytical thinker. The ideal candidate loves data and is able to analyze a problem, use data to articulate a recommendation, and take action accordingly.
  • Passionate about art and design.
  • A shopper or collector. You have strong natural retail insights and an understanding of how and why people buy art online. .
  • Results-driven, focused, and analytical. Outstanding follow-up, organization, and time management skills.
  • A passionate customer advocate. You are ready to put the customer first and influence others across the company to think similarly.
  • Excited to work in a collaborative team environment and are motivated to ask questions.

You Have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and 2-5 years of work relevant experience in e-commerce, merchandising, buying, consulting, art & design and/or category management.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets.
  • Strong quantitative skills.
  • A passion for art.
  • An intuitive understanding of not only what will sell, but also what constitutes truly differentiated and high-quality art.
  • A love for data and the ability to analyze a problem, using data to articulate a recommendation, and take action accordingly.
  • A clear understanding of financial retail measurements and how to impact them.
  • Experience in e-commerce and understanding of e-commerce performance metrics and conversion drivers are a plus.
  • A clear understanding of Minted’s crowdsourcing model and how it differs from traditional retail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

About Minted :

Artists shape culture. They spark conversation, create connection, and bring beauty into the world. Minted is where they come together to reach further. Our marketplace empowers a thriving community of independent artists to sell and scale their work. We nurture self-expression, cultivate community, and bring the best in visual art to a global audience.

We’re building a new way to discover the world’s best creative talent. We’re here for the emerging talent ready to take off, the local favorites ready to grow, and the established artists ready to dream bigger.

At Minted, our people don’t just believe in the power of art–we live it. We have our finger on the pulse of what’s new and now. We’re obsessed with great design, art, and interiors. We’re in galleries, at fairs, and constantly finding inspiration online. We seek undiscovered talent that deserves to stand up and stand out. We connect with artists that have something to say, and we collaborate to amplify their work. The Minted community’s art, stationery, and textiles products have reached over 75 million homes worldwide.

Our marketplace brings the best in independent design to consumers everywhere. We recognize the challenges independent artists face, and we leverage our resources to level the playing field and create a platform that gives artists the freedom to develop their craft and grow their business.

We are headquartered in San Francisco, CA and currently employ 350+ full-time employees, plus additional temporary workers during the holiday season. We have raised over $300M from top-tier investors including Benchmark Capital, T. Rowe Price, Permira, Ridge Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners. Angel investors include Marissa Mayer, Jeremy Stoppelman, Julia & Kevin Hartz, Yishan Wong, and more.

Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Minted participates in the E-verify program.

How Our Process Works:

Minted uses technology and innovative practices to bring unique, best-selling design to market at scale. Using its crowdsourcing technology, consumers are empowered to vote for the designs they love and want to see sold, ensuring that Minted always sells continuously fresh and trend-forward product. The winning designs are manufactured by Minted, enabling artists from around the world to share and sell their work while letting Minted do the rest. Since launch in 2007, the company has expanded to serve consumers in new categories including wall art, textiles, digital content and home decor, as well as serve major retailers and consumer products brands with data-backed design through licensing and wholesale partnerships.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Merchandising Manager
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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