Wayfair is hiring an

Assortment Planner

Boston, United States

Wayfair is seeking an analytical individual to fill the position of Assortment Planner. This position will be dedicated to delivering a superb customer experience by making excellent product offering decisions informed by our wealth of browsing and purchasing data. The assortment planning team works across Wayfair brands to optimize the offering and pricing strategy of business units in order to maximize profitability and long-term customer engagement. Example of questions we tackle: If we have a choice between offering an additional bedding set or a sofa, which one should we chose? Are there specific price points that wall art sells best? Are we over or under assorted on accent pillows? 

A qualified candidate must be comfortable working with large data sets and relying on business acumen to form and test hypothesis. The candidate should have a bias for action, an interest in seeing their findings instituted, and an enthusiasm for communicating business objectives to many cross-functional teams. Knowledge of home products and interior design concepts is a plus.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify product that is most relevant to customer segments
  • Identify opportunities to broaden selection (styles, product types, suppliers, price points)
  • Provide guidance on seasonal product 
  • Responsible for weekly business reporting and one-off research projects for business managers
  • Consulting with internal customers (e.g., buyers, inventory managers, merchandisers) to develop analyses that lead to actionable insights that accelerate profitable growth
  • Wrangling data from multiple sources including sales, inventory, product, and customer databases to create integrated views that can be used to drive decision making

Required Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience in a data-focused, quantitative role
  • A bachelors in economics, math, statistics, business or related field is a plus
  • Analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems
  • Positive, people-oriented, and enthusiastic attitude
  • Great communication skills
  • Ability to spot trends (new products, brands, styles) in the marketplace
  • Knowledge of, or interest in learning SQL
  • An affinity for data


About Wayfair

Wayfair Inc. offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. The Wayfair family of brands includes:

  • Wayfair.com, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, a go-to online source for modern design
  • DwellStudio, a design house for fashion-forward modern furnishings
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor

Wayfair generated $2.25 billion in annual sales in 2015 and $786.9 million in net revenues for second quarter 2016. Wayfair employed 5,398 people as of June 30, 2016 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe. The company has previously been named one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes Magazine and selected by the Boston Business Journal and Glassdoor.com as a Top Company to Work For and Top Company for Well Balanced Life.

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