Art Category Manager
Sales and Marketing | Remote Eligible | Full Time
Founded in 2013, San Francisco-based Chairish is the leading online marketplace for exceptional home furnishings. Our mission is to inspire and foster the joy of creative expression through home decorating.
The Chairish marketplace connects millions of design lovers to over 10,000 sellers, creating newfound business for sophisticated brands, unique makers, remarkable artists, esteemed vintage and antique dealers as well as private collectors. We are leading the luxury home furnishings industry into the digital future.
Our leadership team includes veteran technology entrepreneurs who’ve created the biggest global travel brands alongside celebrated fashion and design industry executives. Chairish has earned widespread recognition from leaders in the home design space. Architectural Digest named Chairish the #1 “can’t live without decorating app” that “will change the way you shop for furniture online.” Entrepreneur lists Chairish as one of “best entrepreneurial companies in America” and IAB named Chairish a "Brand to Watch in 2020”.
Chairish Inc. is looking for an Art Category Manager to join our growing ecommerce retail team. This is a dynamic role because it encompasses both original artist management as well as our burgeoning wholesale art category.
In this role you will provide leadership to one of our largest and most important categories. Your deep knowledge of the emerging art landscape will inform our artist roster, category assortment planning, new partnerships, and overall business optimization. You will identify key subcategory needs to offer and determine optimal pricing strategies. Because curation is a key tenant of our brand, you will have a point of view on assortment editing that is rooted in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. You will also ensure that your business tracks to our overall strategic and operating plans, all the while maintaining Chairish’s leadership at the forefront of the emerging art space.
This role is highly collaborative and will work in tandem with our Merchandising, Sales, Marketing, and Analytics teams in order to maximize all of our opportunities for growth. Because our art category straddles two business models, we have many levers to help move our business forward. Your job will be to make sure we’re driving growth that’s not at the expense of our overall business or brand positioning. This role is remote eligible.
Leave no stone unturned in the hunt for the very best emerging artist talent and ensure that we are featuring a steady stream of new work
Provide initial assortment recommendations to new artist partners, as well as a strategic point of view on where artists best sit within our business model (e.g. commission vs. wholesale)
Analyze KPIs/sales trends for recommendations on subcategory, assortment, and pricing strategies; regularly communicate these findings to cross-functional partners, leadership team, and artists (as appropriate)
Stay on the pulse of the emerging art trends in the greater industry to maintain Chairish’s leadership in the category
Within wholesale category management, spearhead merchandising assortment plans for relevant subcategories
Proactively cultivate artist and wholesale partnerships and work to anticipate issues before they arise
5+ years Buying/Merchandising experience within an e-commerce/digital environment
Demonstrated passion and knowledge of the art category
A proven track record of partnership and collaboration with key stakeholders
Excellent vendor/artist management skills
MORE ABOUT CHAIRISH, INC.
Chairish Inc. is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender identity/expression, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. We are an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives to apply to job positions at Chairish.
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please apply with your resume. All submissions will be evaluated and interviews will be conducted for those applicants who most strongly fit our needs. If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.
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