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Digital Merchant


Posted by The Orvis Company on 12/29/2020

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Fishing, Lifestyle, Outdoor

Job Categories: Marketing & Digital Marketing, Merchandising

Company Type: Retail

State: VT

City: Sunderland

Country: United States

Required Experience: 3 - 5 years

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate: No

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 50+ miles

Job Description & Requirements


The Orvis Company is seeking three Digital Merchants to join our digital merchandising team in our Vermont corporate office. The Digital Merchant provides the vision for one of the product categories on the Orvis US website. Successful candidates have a passion for product, retail, and an ability to drive sales in a fast-paced environment. This position will have the responsibility for managing the assortment, marketing, and directly overseeing merchandising of a category – Women’s, Dog, or Fish/Hunt. Digital merchandising experience is required.

Marketing and merchandising responsibilities will include key product offers and their corresponding product pages, landing pages, e-mail, shop pages, site banners, and home page. Strategies / tactics evaluated will include assortment expansion, product placement, site navigation, onsite search, engaging content, banners, e-mail product selection and promotions, and online marketing programs.

The Orvis Company is recognized not only as a premium brand in the outdoor industry, but as a progressive leader in Retail and eCommerce. Our associates take pride in our world-class service and products, treating customers, vendor partners, and each other with integrity and mutual respect. We work in a supportive, team-oriented environment, focusing on performance, continuous improvement, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Orvis Company and our associates are committed to giving back to our communities and protecting nature. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and understand key product business trends, as well as Creative, Feature/Functionality and Marketing impact to enable effective Digital Merchandising activity;

  • Work collaboratively with merchandising partners on item drops/repeats and planning partners on web item plans/item ranking and promotions;

  • Lead the build-out of merchandising plans for the category on Socialize the plan and build partnerships critical to execution, including with members of the Marketing, Creative and UX teams;

  • Partner with Digital Marketing to build the volume of engagement, customer acquisition, sales and retention necessary to deliver on category goals. Spark ideation, innovation and testing activity;

  • Partner with the Creative team on asset creation for emails, site banners, social imagery and other digital business needs.  Submit creative requests, coordinate photo samples and copy. Build a library of creative test results and best practices to continuously guide Orvis’ business forward;

  • Partner with the User Experience team to deliver the best customer experience possible. Stay current on competitor and industry UX trends, best practices and innovations relevant to the category business.


    Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ of digital merchandising experience; 

  • Proven in-depth understanding of web analytics, feature, functionality, and web reporting systems;

  • Strong computer skills including MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.


    Desired Qualification:

  • Salesforce Commerce Cloud experience

About The Orvis Company

To learn more and connect with Orvis, please visit us online