JOBS AT SWELL



Data Entry Coordinator

The Data Entry Coordinator position is responsible for accurate and timely entry of merchandising information including Vendor definitions, product setup and purchase order creation. New Vendor setup occurs frequently and is the first step in defining products within the merchandising system, working with Finance to ensure cross-system records match. Next step is SKU creation which is primarily performed through data entry and automated systems. Depending on urgency, may require direct manual input into merchandise system. Final process to complete data setup is Purchase Order entry. Critical to visibility of open-to-buy and receiving process, Purchase Order entry must be performed within service level agreement.

Key contribution is consistently entering data in an accurate and timely manner equally for all merchandising departments. Coordinating tasks to fully support catalog drops, promotions and other strategic business factors in alignment with company commitments and goals. Proactively identify efficiency improvements and process changes where applicable.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Vendor setup in merchandising system
  • SKU creation and maintenance
  • Purchase Order entry and maintenance
  • Price change coordination and validation

Education and Experience:

  • 1-2 years data entry
  • On-line specialty store and/or retail business experience
  • Experience with Ecometry system a plus
  • Minimum High School diploma or equivalent

Key Competencies:

  • General internet and computer skills knowledge (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Exceptional accuracy and typing speed
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Highly dependable
  • Ability to multi-task with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and prioritization skills

Send a cover letter, resume and references to jobs@swell.com.



Men's Buyer

Swell Men's Buyer is a critical role in the company. Managing a multi-million dollar open to buy budget to drive continually growing sales of men's apparel, shoes, gear and accessories on Swell.com. Responsibilities include assortment planning and buying in three distinct channels – surf wholesale brands, emerging surf brands and white/private label. The assortment is the foundation of the men's execution of the Swell brand and is presented in the Swell catalog and online at Swell.com. This position is also responsible for managing vendor samples and the photography of these samples for both the web and catalog. Storytelling through merchandising within the catalog is also a key responsibility of this position as well as PO management, inventory and overseeing 2 support team members.

Position Summary:

  • Maximizing sales, margin and brand perception through presenting a broad, but curated assortment of surf wholesale brands, emerging brands and white/private label.
  • Develop category assortment strategies (for apparel, footwear, and accessories)
  • Own and drive these strategies with an eye toward delivering exceptional product assortments to our customers while maximizing business performance and profitability
  • Establish differentiation
  • Craft and carry out pricing objectives and strategies, including discount/markdown guidelines
  • Leverage industry knowledge to develop competitive market and pricing benchmarks
  • Incorporate consumer insights into assortment strategies
  • Foster strategic partnerships with our diverse vendor base of over 200 vendors
  • Bolster performance and value through strategic vendor management and collaboration
  • Collaborate with GM, Finance, Production/Merchandising, and Marketing to develop strategic plans, financial targets, investments, and trade show calendars (inc. the Mart)
  • Develop first-rate category assortment planning dashboards to monitor and improve performance
  • Develop broad seasonal merchandise themes for catalog and web content
  • Work with visual merchandiser for in-studio and location photo shoots
  • Provide feedback to production and visual merchandiser on collections/themes and image selection for catalog
  • Management of our open-to-buy process
  • Translate open-to-buy into tactical purchase plans and course-correction actions
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to the Women's Merchandise Team
  • Step into the role of subject matter expert and single point of contact across the company

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of direct line buying experience in men's apparel, e-commerce preferred
  • 2+ years of experience building and managing teams
  • Bachelor's degree in business or a related field
  • Incredible interpersonal skills and talent for being a flexible mentor focused on team development
  • Verifiable track record of expanding into new categories, driving revenue, and performing in a high-growth environment
  • Demonstrated P&L experience with top-notch quantitative and analytical skills
  • Proven excellence in driving markup, margin planning, open-to-buy, and inventory productivity
  • Experienced and savvy negotiation prowess with outstanding vendor management skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the women's apparel business, with keen awareness of emerging trends
  • Executive-level presentation skills paired with exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Willingness to travel, including internationally

Send a cover letter, resume and references to jobs@swell.com.



Email Production Specialist

The Email Production Specialist will be a key contributor in online sales via email. This position will support the execution of marketing emails, track key email metrics on an ongoing basis, derive insights from results and share recommendations with the Marketing Team.

We are looking for an individual who has experience designing and building email templates to drive engagement, continually test and improve on the customer experience, and push the envelope to try new things in email from 1:1 targeting to overall branding emails. The Email Production Specialist will be an integral part to building the template strategy and testing schedule across email. This role offers tremendous freedom to conceptualize, design and build new templates and re-imagine existing templates to drive traffic and increase conversions from the email channel.

Position Summary:

  • Drive site traffic and conversions via email channel
  • Maintain daily production, scheduling and execution of email campaign setups, including testing.
  • Pioneer new and innovative approaches to email and don't be shy about trying new things.
  • Communicate results and provide/implement improvement recommendations within email space.
  • Maintain timely reporting and documentation of email tests.
  • Ability to create and manage customer nurture campaigns for customer retention.

Qualifications:

  • A background in retail/consumer products preferred.
  • Knowledge in HTML a plus.
  • 2-5 years of relevant email marketing experience required.
  • Ability to analyze data and make recommendations based on customer buying behavior.
  • Comfort level with Excel. Fluency in Word and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Previous experience working in Listrak a plus.
  • Self-starter who has the desire to build a successful email strategy.

Specific Tasks:

  • Create and own an email template testing schedule that drives results.
  • Work with internal Design team on new templates, and/or build out existing templates.
  • Ability to split test creative, subject lines, etc.
  • Make suggestions to automate email templates to work at scale.
  • Communicate results and provide/implement improvement recommendations within email space.
  • Track key email metrics such as Open Rate, CTR, Revenue and Opt-out Rate by various segments, establishing benchmarks for each.

Send a cover letter, resume and references to jobs@swell.com.


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