Online Merchandiser in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 10/9/2018

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    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 954837BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: E-commerce
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

The Online Merchant is responsible for Visual Display and Merchandising on and This includes navigation, findability, search, marketplace clean up, email proofing, marketing channel liaison, offer management, competitive reviews, and single point of content on product management and site testing.

The role entails optimizing the online shopping experience on and You will assist with driving site traffic through external marketing efforts while increasing conversion through site presentation and product merchandising. You will use web analytics to identify and react to areas of opportunities.

The position will interact with the E-commerce management team, Full Line Store (FLS) merchants, Merchandise Planners, Promotions, Operations, and Merchandising Support teams. Excellent learning opportunity and exposure to marketing and e-commerce!

Job Requirements

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Directs customer-centric strategies and execution for multiple categories to drive profitable sales
  • Influences and develops relationships with the full line store merchants to ensure has best-in-class product assortments for key categories.
  • Influences and leads cross-functional teams to enhance customer site experience in order to drive profitable sales
  • Partners with full-line store partners to determine product assortment and pricing in order to drive sales
  • Develops up-sell and cross sell strategies based on customer feedback channels, market share analysis and industry data to maximize sales for online business
  • Optimizes existing site features and functionality and influence over the creation and prioritization of new functionality
  • Develops promotional plans to build brand awareness, create differentiation in the market to retain and acquire customers.
  1. Business Analysis
    a. Review daily sales reports.
    b. Analyze web metrics and identify areas of opportunity.
  2. Site Optimization
    a. Check site daily for broken issues and ad errors.
    b. Maintain and enhance site navigation paths such as search terms, flyouts, left navigation and visual categories.
    c. Create product pages to highlight trends and promotions.
    d. Assure products are in appropriate categories with correct images, titles and descriptions.
    e. Identify and react upon opportunities for category and product page enhancements.
    f. Pull coordinating items together into a collection.
  3. Marketing
    a. Communicate weekly promotions and product launches to marketing teams.
    b. Provide top search terms to paid search team.
    c. Update SEO copy to maximize natural search visits.
    d. Locate marketing assets in internal databases.
  4. Promotions
    a. Provide assets needed to create promotions.
    b. Test deals and troubleshoot errors
  5. Inventory
    a. Review inventory reports to identify products needing special attention.
    b. Assist inventory team with locating product assets.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree with 0-2 years of experience ideally professional experience in Retail and/or E-commerce
  • Strong analytical skills and retail math literacy.
  • Proficiency in the use of desktop applications and Windows-based programs.
  • Passion for e-commerce merchandising.