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APPAREL MERCHANDISER

Rhoback is looking for a pro-active, team-oriented, and brand-consistent Apparel Merchandiser to join the Product Team with a primary focus on merchandising Rhoback’s full line of performance apparel for product drops throughout the year, creating seasonal SKU counts, and identifying carryforward products.

 

The Apparel Merchandiser should have an excellent understanding of industry trends, an eye for color and a knack for story telling. The best candidate has strong experience in retail or fashion merchandising and possibly design, with strong experience in Microsoft Excel, and experience in Adobe Creative Suite as an added bonus. Candidate should have exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail to best merchandise Rhoback’s seasonal designs across all product lines.

 

This role will be based in Charlottesville, VA and will start October 17th, 2022. Individual will be reporting to Rhoback’s cofounder, Matt Loftus, with heavy interaction among other cofounders, Design, Finance, Production, Marketing, Photography, and Product Development teams.

 

Position Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Apparel Merchandiser include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as connecting thread between Product, Finance and Marketing teams. Work together with each department to meet design calendar deadlines, set target SKU count for each season, and successfully schedule product drop dates.
  • Work with Finance team to gather product sales and velocity data to best understand sales performance throughout the year, during campaigns, and on product drops.
  • Partner with Finance team to determine carryover styles for each season, making decisions rooted in sales performance. Share carryover styles with Design team to design around.
  • Create goals for Design team for number of new designs for each collection within product lines based on seasonal target PO quantities from Finance team and cofounders.
  • Own product drop calendar, with attention to seasonality and cultural relevance. Ensure the stories the Design team creates with new designs are translated into successful email releases.
  • Become a Rhoback brand expert by deeply understanding the Rhoback customer. Identify key customer interests and cultural themes that speak to the Rhoback customer, and partner with the Design team and Brand team to craft story telling concepts each season that the Design team can use for design inspiration.
  • Partner with Design team on selection of seasonal color stories for application to product throughout entire product assortment, creating cohesion and uniformity across the line.
  • Help Design Team name new products to further craft the story for new designs.
  • Provide input to product team on industry trend, brand and product direction, identifying trends across activewear, athleisure, lifestyle and golf brands to maintain relevance and forward direction with the Rhoback product line.
  • Partner with Marketing and Content teams to merchandise product offering, providing input to aesthetic of product assortment in emails and ads.

 

Requirements:

  • BA/BS or equivalent, ideally in Apparel or Fashion Merchandising/Design or related field
  • 2+ years of Merchandising experience, ideally in Apparel
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, particularly Excel
  • A keen eye for color, with experience working with Pantone colors preferred
  • Experience working with AdobeCreative Suite, particularly Illustrator preferred
  • Comfortability owning and improving existing processes and files
  • Ability to work independently and switch rapidly between projects
  • Self-starter work ethic with a desire to make a positive impact
  • Strong internal and external communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically, advise and impact Rhoback’s direction with data-driven analysis
  • Propensity to go above and beyond and think outside the box
  • Openness to change and new ways of solving problems
  • Capability of executing tasks without the need for oversight
  • No-task-too-small attitude
  • Trustworthy and full of integrity

Company Mission: Rhoback is a community of passionate and motivated people looking to generate positivity, bring people together, and inspire activity by creating high quality products and engaging content for those who seek inspiration, motivation, and connection with a #craveactivity mentality.

 

Only serious and qualified candidates with a passion for growing a fun startup e-commerce brand will be considered. If you think you'd make a great addition to the Rhoback Team, please apply here.

 

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Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst

Rhoback is looking for a pro-active, trustworthy, and analytically hungry FP&A Analyst to join our finance department with a primary focus of managing Rhoback’s Inventory forecasting, purchasing, and tracking.

 

The FP&A Analyst should have excellent quantitative and analytical skills and be an expert in Excel. The best candidate has strong experience in FP&A and/or corporate finance, with experience in inventory management, ideally in retail or consumer goods, as well as experience with Oracle enterprise reporting tools. Candidate should have exceptional organization skills and attention to detail to effectively own Rhoback’s inventory forecast. Candidate should also be comfortable pulling raw data, organizing it into a digestible format, and communicating it to inform tactical and strategic decisions.

 

This role will be based in Charlottesville, VA and will start October 17th, 2022. Individual will be reporting to Rhoback’s FP&A Manager and will work closely with Rhoback’s founders, along with merchandising, design, marketing, and product development teams.

 

Position Responsibilities:

 

The responsibilities of the FP&A Analyst include, but are not limited to the following:

 

Inventory:

  • Plan out quarterly inventory production runs / POs based on cash flow projections and strategic goals
  • Maintain, update, and improve inventory forecasting tool to track product sales performance, building on historical performance, current trends, and seasonality
  • Triangulate inventory shipments with sales projections to determine inventory stock-out dates and flag potential emergency purchase order needs
  • Create inventory purchase orders in conjunction with product design team and manufacturers, based on cash flow projections and deep knowledge of sales velocity of all product SKUs
  • Continually track sales velocity of all product styles to develop insight on product trends and seasonality
  • Categorize Rhoback’s product styles based on velocity and sales performance

 

Other:

  • Create, own and distribute daily inventory metrics to leadership
  • Build, track, and forecast budgets for all Marketing and SG&A cost categories
  • Build projection process for all packaging, SWAG, office and warehouse supplies tied to sales projections
  • Prepare and analyze cost variance to budgets to inform strategic decision-making
  • Take on any ad-hoc analysis from FP&A Manager and cofounders to support strategic decision making

 

Requirements:

  • College degree required
  • 2+ years of FP&A or corporate finance experience
  • Analytical and quantitative with acute attention to detail
  • Expert at Excel and building forecasting models from scratch
  • Comfortable owning and improving existing financial models
  • Ability to work independently and switch rapidly between projects
  • Self-starter work ethic with a desire to make a positive impact
  • Strong internal and external communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically, advise and impact Rhoback’s direction with data-driven analysis
  • Propensity to go above and beyond and think outside the box
  • Openness to change and new ways of solving problems
  • No-task-too-small attitude
  • Trustworthy and full of integrity

 

Company Mission: Rhoback is a community of passionate and motivated people looking to generate positivity, bring people together, and inspire activity by creating high quality products and engaging content for those who seek inspiration, motivation, and connection with a #craveactivity mentality.

 

Only serious and qualified candidates with a passion for growing a fun startup e-commerce brand will be considered. If you think you'd make a great addition to the Rhoback Team, please apply here.

 

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Seasonal Fulfillment specialist

Rhoback is looking for an upbeat, positive, and organized individual with a very strong work ethic and experience in warehouse operations and fulfillment to join our team as a Fulfillment Specialist. This individual will be responsible for fulfilling e-commerce orders, ensuring all orders are collected daily, processing returned inventory from customers, maintaining cleanliness of the warehouse and any ad hoc task in the warehouse. Rhoback is a fast-growing e-commerce apparel brand and the Fulfillment Specialist must be able to keep up with daily tasks to ensure the warehouse is functioning optimally.

 

This role will be based in Charlottesville, VA. This is a seasonal position that requires weekend flexibility during the holiday season (starting early November through December). The hours for this seasonal position is from 4pm – 10pm.

 

Duties & Responsibilities.

  • Pick, pack and fulfill e-commerce orders in an efficient and accurate manner
  • Conduct routine audits of inventory levels to maintain highest levels of accuracy
  • Maintain an excellent working relationship with our customer service team so that they may deliver excellent experiences for our customers
  • Some experience with Oracle Netsuite, Shopify, and ShipStation is preferred but not required
  • Responsible for proactively communicating any inventory needs/shortages with the Fulfillment Manager
  • Responsible for accurately scanning inventory barcodes with a provided RF scanner
  • Responsible for managing warehouse organization and maintenance and ensuring the warehouse is clean and tidy at the end of every day
  • Responsible for accurately labeling, logical placement, neat arrangement, and cleanliness of inventory storage areas

 

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 2+ year of warehouse or similar experience
  • Impeccable attendance, punctuality, and time management
  • Pick, Pack, and shipping experience preferred but not mandatory
  • RF scanner experience preferred but not mandatory

 

Physical requirements:

  • Standing, bending, reaching, twisting, pushing, pulling, carrying and moving items
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs
  • Standing for 8+ hours

 

Only serious and qualified candidates with a passion for growing a fun startup e-commerce brand will be considered. If you think you'd make a great addition to the Rhoback Team, please email laura@rhoback.com with your resume.

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