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Bark & Co // new generation pet brand
 
New York, Columbus, OH, Remote    Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2022
 
   
 
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JOB DETAILS
 

WHO ARE WE? 

The Creative team is responsible for all creative work across toys & product design, product development, marketing, photography.

We're a diverse group of creatives coming from all sorts of backgrounds. We pride ourselves on being funny & innovative in order for us to create magical experiences for dogs & their people. We don't take ourselves too seriously, & love finding inspiration in unexpected places.

WHO WERE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for an experienced Senior Merchandising Manager to join our retail team to develop & launch new product assortments for our retail partners. This is an opportunity to develop & shape the BARK brand in retail stores both domestically & abroad. The right candidate will be an excellent communicator both internally & with external partners, comfortable balancing priorities in a fast paced environment, & passionate about creating the best dog products in the world. 

KEY DUTIES 

  • Lead the ideation & execution of world-class toy assortments for Bark in retail
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to design, produce, & launch themed product in a variety of retail environments
  • Work closely with design, sourcing, & sales counter-parts
  • Study sales performance & data insights with analytics cross functional partners in order to guide new product development, & become an expert on the retail landscape   
  • Collaborate with the sales team to aide in pitch preparation including providing pitch materials & managing follow ups & deliverables based on buyer & sales feedback
  • Become an expert on our product catalog, & make strategic product recommendations utilizing existing development to help increase our ROI on a per SKU basis

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS 

  • 7+ years of merchandising and/or product development & strategy experience.
  • Powerful collaboration & communication skills. 
  • Comfortable presenting to & meeting with upper management, buyers, & vendors. 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects, manage time in an efficient way, & prioritize key accounts. 
  • Understanding of or willingness to become an expert in dog. Become a brand ambassador as one of the key external faces of the brand with retail customers.
  • Great at getting in the weeds, & then quickly pivoting back to top level strategy. 
  • Scrappy, resourceful, & determined to find solutions. A willingness to jump on problems quickly, & multi-task accordingly.
  • Expert in Google Suite, PLM software experience a plus.
  • Must love dogs.

This position is a full-time, salaried position. Ideally based out of our office in NYC, but for the right candidates working remotely is also an option. We offer health insurance for both you & your pup, 401k, wonderful team lunches, cold brew on tap, & a dog to pet anytime you wish. 

ABOUT BARK

Here at BARK, we love dogs & their people. Were looking to make all dogs happy throughout the entire world (were not kidding). Think Disney for dogs -- we make magic for dogs & their people through our products, events, & experiences.

Our ambition level is high, the opportunity is huge, & our love for dogs is through the roof! We launched in 2011 with BarkBox, a monthly-themed subscription of all-natural treats & clever toys. Since then, we've shipped more than 70 million toys & treats to the dogs across the world & use all of that direct customer feedback to inform new initiatives & ways to make magic between dogs & their people. Weve since expanded into other offerings as well, as we aim to become THE Dog Company for every family with a four-legged, belly-scratch-loving, interspecies family member.

Please Note: BARK requires all employees or guests entering our space to provide proof of up to date covid-19 vaccinations. Exemption and/or accommodation requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

 
 
 
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