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Retail Merchandiser



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Aescape is looking for a Retail Merchandiser who can conceptualize, develop, and manage a retail merchandise and limited food & beverage program (Studio Shop) that compliments our Aescape studio experience, aligns with our brand ecosystem, and drives commercial success as we expand our retail presence and revenue streams. You’ll be collaborating cross-functionally with our Retail and Product Development teams as we disrupt the wellness industry. This is an amazing opportunity for you to own the development and launch of the Studio Shop and evolve your entrepreneurial and retail management capabilities as we revolutionize the massage therapy industry. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

This role is based out in NYC

Aescape is the NY-based lifestyle robotics company redefining self-care.

We announced the world's first commercially available, fully automated AI-powered massage experience with Equinox in March — and this is only the beginning. We are in a period of rapid growth, launching our category-transforming product throughout 2024 with global leaders in hospitality, wellness, sports and fitness.

Backed by $85M in funding from investors like Valor Equity Partners (an early investor in Tesla and SpaceX), we've assembled a team of top talent across connected hardware and fitness from industry giants like Amazon, Apple, Peloton, Tonal, Uber, The New York Knicks, and more to bring people and robotics together for better living.

In less than 48 hours since announcing our launch and partnership, publications like WIRED, Fast Company, Popular Science, Sports Business Journal, Fortune and Now This News have covered our news, with remarkable enthusiasm.

What You’ll Do

  • Craft customer-captivating merchandise assortments aligned with the Aescape brand, featuring premium health & wellness products.

  • Analyze data to identify market trends and optimize inventory management (forecasting, stock levels, replenishment).

  • Implement strong financial management practices through Open To Buy (OTB) processes and financial forecasting.

  • Manage the full product lifecycle (launch to disposition) and collaborate with vendors.

  • Lead cross-functional teams (Marketing, Product, etc.) to develop and execute commercial strategies, including merchandising, marketing materials, and pricing.

  • Track and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure retail success.

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Merchandising, or related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in retail buying and planning, with a demonstrated progression of increasing responsibility and leadership.

  • Strong analytical skills, with proficiency in retail math, forecasting, and inventory management.

  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with vendors, stakeholders, and team members.

  • Proven ability to develop and execute strategic plans, drive results, and adapt to changing business needs in a fast-paced retail environment.

  • Proficiency in retail planning and inventory management software.

  • Passion for retail, with a keen eye for product trends, consumer preferences, and market opportunities.

What’s In It For You

  • Join a trailblazing tech company anticipated to transform the massage industry

  • The chance to make a difference with a product that empowers healthier and happier living

  • Team culture driven by passion, ambition, empowerment, inclusion, curiosity, and fun!

  • We’ll grow together – your personal and professional growth are equally important

  • An environment that empowers individuals, emboldens teams, and rewards achievement

  • Early stage equity in a company led by serial entrepreneurs with multiple exits

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance covered by us

  • 401k with 4% company match

  • Unlimited vacation, generous parental leave

  • Working late? Dinner is on us.

  • Competitive pay + bonus + equity plan. The salary range for the role is $90,000-$120,000

Begin Your Aescape Career Journey

At Aescape, we're on a mission to redefine self-care for a better world, and we're seeking trailblazers to join us on this journey. We're inspired by individuals who are passionate, driven, and eager to learn. We value diverse perspectives and resourceful, determined individuals who are committed to making a difference. At Aescape, we empower people to reach their full potential, just as our product empowers better living. If you're ready to innovate, create, and make a meaningful impact, we want you on our team.