Merchandising Planner, Virtual Reality

at Newegg
Published May 20, 2022
Location City of Industry, CA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Purpose of Job

Newegg is seeking experienced eCommerce Category Managers to manage, optimize, and scale a category of products. You will be equipped with the technology and infrastructure to empower you to grow your category of products.

This position will be over the VR category.

About Newegg

Founded in 2001, Newegg began selling PC components and helped popularize the PC-building movement. In doing so, we developed a cult following among PC and DIY enthusiasts. Since then, Newegg Inc. became the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America, with a global reach in Europe, South America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Today, millions of customers turn to Newegg to shop for the latest PC components, consumer electronics, smart home and gaming products. Newegg is consistently ranked as one of the best online shopping destinations, and the company regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings.

Our core values guide our entrepreneurial spirit. We recognize performance and support new ideas, and empower individuals to take ownership of their work while creating something unique. As an employee, Newegg offers medical, dental, and vision benefits day-1, 401k matching, pet insurance, and other excellent perks.

Our core values guide our entrepreneurial spirit. We recognize performance and support new ideas, and empower individuals to take ownership of their work while creating something unique. We offer medical, dental, and vision benefits day-1, pet insurance, 401k matching, and other excellent perks.

Job Description

  • Develop an effective plan to grow your category line to meet achieved budgeted goals in sales, margin, operating profit, customer acquisition, repurchase, retention, and customer satisfaction
  • Develop supply chain inefficiencies i.e. inventory turns, reduction in customer returns, overstock, out of stock, and aging item
  • Research and identify opportunities for further mid-term to long-term category business development
  • Establish high-level vendor partnerships and negotiate optimized business terms and conditions
  • Conduct business and financial analysis, including forecasting, monitoring, and reporting
  • Manage bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, balance business needs versus technical constraints, and maximize business benefit while building great customer experiences
  • Work cross-functionally with other departments and business units
  • Manage the entire category line life cycle from strategic planning to execution management
  • Negotiate with vendors to secure the lowest total delivered cost, volume incentives, rebates, advertising and other applicable allowances
  • Involved in business channel development
  • Analyze data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends
  • Devise long-term development strategies for product categories
  • Develop exit strategies for unsuccessful products
  • Foster trust relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services
  • Place appropriate orders to ensure product availability that meets consumer demands
  • Determine the positioning of a product category to maximize visibility
  • Liaise with marketing teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category
  • Make forecasts for product demand to ensure the sustainability of inventory
  • Assume responsibility for budget development, reporting, and GMV/EBITDA for the category

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of related work experience in the VR/PC Accessories industry.
  • Minimum 5+ years of eCommerce category management experience is required; online advertising industry experience and previous sales/business development experience are highly desired.
  • Product knowledge of VR products.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to think and plan clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solving, scope technical requirements, and prioritize.
  • Sound business judgment, proven ability for effective leadership, strong analytical thinking skills, and commitment to a high standard and example setting.
  • Solid knowledge of category management, marketing, and sales principles
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • An excellent problem solver

Essential Mental & Physical Function

Mental Functions: Decisions may affect a work unit or area within a department. May contribute to business and operational decisions that affect the department. This position performs a variety of routine duties within established policies and procedures or by referral to the supervisor's guidelines.

Physical Functions: Sitting is required 90% of the time. Walking and standing required 5% of the time respectively. No heavy lifting is required. Constant keyboarding and telephone usage.

Supervisor Responsibilities

Yes, with a team of 3-5

Language Skills

Must be able to speak, read, write and comprehend English.

Work Environment

Office cubicle environment with minimal exposure to the environment or health hazards.

Travel Requirements

Travel is not required.