Merchandising- Growth Lead

Job description

Lenskart, India's home-grown unicorn is on an expansive growth trajectory (doubled valuation in last 6 months) and is looking for passionate, young first principle leaders to drive strategic projects.

In this role, you will get the unique opportunity to be 'mini entrepreneurs' and work on strategic projects of utmost importance for the company - not just strategic thinking/ analysis, but getting real time operational experience to drive the projects to execution and create real impact. This is a highly empowered, high impact high visibility position.You will get the chance to truly innovate and transform merchandizing and retail ops - In this role, you will probably do your life's best work!

Key Responsibilities

Drive high impact / cutting edge projects to create real biz impact, e.g. of strategic projects :

  • Re-imagining product buying to ensure availability of high selling products - Crack this puzzle which all fashion org face that high selling products run out of stock (despite having high inventory DOH), so solving questions like - What should be the ideal grid of buy: width of products (no. of unique PIDs), depth (qty in each PID bought)? How to predict what products will sell out fast and order accordingly esp when re-order lead time is large?
  • Transforming store assortment (right assortment, right store, right time) to drastically improve order conversions @ stores - Become a global front runner in retail ops and solving questions like - Hyperlocalized assortment defined for each store using omni channel data, How to ensure availability, freshness and relevance of assortment even in a small 500 capacity store: so that every consumer type gets what they want?
  • Drastically shrink lead times to improve demand reactivity - Every successful fashion biz has a strong backbone of short lead times (eg Zara) which has helped create lasting comp advantage. Set up a unique supply chain which would be a true case study in lead times.
In this role,
  • You will be working closely across functions / teams to drive strategic and transformative projects to real on-ground impact eg Merchandising, Offline stores, Plant ops, Tech etc
  • Independently own, execute initiatives end to end across people, process, and technology and deliver KPIs/ KRAs
  • Utilize data-centric approach to create market insights and customer perspectives, drive efficiency and improve key metrics such as revenues, conversion, costs, freshness, etc

Job requirements

Excellent educational background - MBA from Tier 1 colleges / Engg from IITs/ CA rank holders, with

  • 1-3 years post MBA experience in Top Tier consulting firms (Retail/ Consumer/ Consumer Tech projects plus), or
  • 1-3 years post MBA experience in high growth startups/ Retail/ Consumer, or

Ideal candidate: Passionate with high degree of ownership and consumer centricity. Great stakeholder and change management skills. Data and detail oriented. Desire to build a world class organization ground up and work in a fast paced, rapidly evolving environment.