Senior Merchandising Manager


Philadelphia, PA Apr 27
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About the Role:

The Ecommerce team at Perpay is on a mission to deliver on Perpay’s promise to provide affordable access to quality products and brands to a customer group that is misunderstood and underserved by traditional financial institutions and retailers.

As our Senior Merchandising Manager, you will be responsible for developing and managing our product assortment strategy, establishing and maintaining strategic vendor partnerships, while continually delivering new quality brands and products for our customers.

Our greatest strength is our people and we’d love for you to be one of them!


  • Collaborate with the Ecommerce Lead to run our vendor acquisition and vendor management merchandising verticals
  • Independently drive sales by maintaining and executing our assortment strategy through the development of product, brand, manufacturer and vendor relationshipsL
  • Leverage customer data, market trends and previous experience to identify brands and products that best serve our customer’s needs
  • Build strong relationships with vendors, focusing on vendor management and brand acquisition and development
  • Negotiate, build, and source compelling product assortments at the best value
  • Collaborate with our visual merchandising team on how, when and where to showcase products
  • Establish a forecast for each merchandise category and make recommendations on allocation and goals
  • Create and curate a reporting framework to capture all critical metrics and insights, while ensuring all trends to plan are communicated effectively
  • Identify and troubleshoot performance downtrends
  • Assess areas of opportunity or improvement where appropriate and communicate them to senior leadership

What You’ll Bring:

  • 7+ years of professional merchandising/ buying experience
    Knowledge of the key elements of dropship fulfillment and 3PL merchandise models
  • Comfortability leveraging qualitative and quantitative data to influence negotiations and decision-making
  • Ability to contribute meaningfully to brand, product, growth, and analytics conversations using your previous experience
  • Eagerness to roll up your sleeves to identify opportunities and suggest efficient solutions in a fast-moving company at the forefront of democratizing consumer credit
  • Ambition, comfortability managing multiple priorities, organized, and passionate about what you do
  • Enjoys leading in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and in situations with varying levels of ambiguity and uncertainty

Hey, we know not everybody checks all the boxes, so if you’re interested, please apply because you could be just what we’re looking for!

What We’ll Bring:

  • Competitive salary + company equity
  • 401k with company match
  • Medical / Dental / Vision insurance
  • Pre-tax Public Transportation benefit
  • Relocation assistance
  • Student loan company match
  • Gym subsidy with City Fitness
  • Cell phone plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Optional remote work days
  • Opportunity to gain experience at one of the fastest-growing financial startups in the country in both e-commerce & fintech working cross functionally.
This is not a remote opportunity (#LI-Onsite)
Perpay is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, political affiliation, age, veteran status, disability status or other non-merit factor. Please contact us at to request accommodation.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Company Equity
  • Accessible Building
  • Accessible Work Environment
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Lunch Provided
  • Offsite Company Events
  • Snacks Provided
Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Gym Reimbursement/Discounts
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Paid Holidays
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Pet Insurance
  • Public Transportation Assistance
  • Relocation Assistance
Professional Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
What’s unique about the Perpay brand? Perpay’s mission is to provide consumers with an easy way to make purchases, pay over time and build credit. It is dedicated to building simple, transparent and inclusive financial products that improve the lives of its customers. Perpay is working to solve broad issues of financial access and inclusion that affect a large number of people through the pathways of microlending, consumer finance and e-commerce. Its focus is purely on its customers.   What is the team dynamic within the office? As a high-growth company, Perpay fosters collaboration whenever possible. It does so by keeping its organizational structure cross-disciplinary and outcome-oriented. Anyone can have a conversation or introduce an idea at any time — there are no silos. Perpay also works to foster an entrepreneurial spirit at the individual level. First and foremost, it’s a product-focused company, and believes everyone on the team is a product contributor. Perpay is building tools that make an impact on so many people, and believes the best way to do that is to get input from every one of its team members — whether they’ve been on the team for three weeks or three years. Everyone’s perspective is important.   What qualities does Perpay look for in technical candidates? While most of its systems and microservices are written in Python, the company prefers talented polyglots that have an insatiable will to learn and create. At Perpay, they’re not afraid of trying new things and are more concerned with finding great problem solvers that will find the right tools for the job. The Perpay team is most interested in a candidate’s mentality and experience — especially if it is one of delivering solutions that are well designed, reliable and highly scalable. They work in a fast-paced startup environment where efficiency and iterative approaches are critical. This makes it extremely important to find candidates who communicate well and understand the theory, design patterns and implementation details that go into delivering a solution.   How about candidates overall? Perpay is looking for people who are naturally curious, self-directed and interested in self-improvement. Everyone on the team is eager to learn, excited about what they're working on and is doing their own research about the industry — like reading up on consumer credit and the greater microlending environment. One thing it values about its team is diversity of experience. Perpay has built a team with all kinds of different backgrounds: finance, engineering, operations, non-profit and even chemistry. Additionally, because of the work it does, candidates need to have a sense of empathy. A team member can be an amazing problem solver, but in order to be a good fit they need to keep a human element to everything they do. Data can certainly help find an answer, but empathy will often lead to deeper insights.