Associate Merchandising Specialist

 Published 16 days ago
 United States
 $65,000 to $70,000
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We are looking for an Associate Buying Project Specialist to support our Buying team in the Merchandising division with managing and growing the assortment of brands and products sold on The role is responsible for providing support to the Buying team across various functional needs, such as vendor onboarding, vendor funding and co-op program support, sales reporting and business insights. This position participates in external vendor relationships with our wide variety of the brands sold on This role touches on many parts of the business with the core cross functional partners that include Buying, Legal, Inventory Management, Analytics, Site Merchandising, Marketing, and Creative. This role reports directly to the Sr. Buyer but will support all the Buyers on the team.

Responsibilities include:


Support vendor relationships by owning the vendor onboarding process following a buyer’s decision to launch a brand on Work with vendors to ensure Grove has the necessary information and documents to drive expedited vendor onboarding and item onboarding.

Assist in gathering the correct information for any vendor or Grove initiated site updates



 Follow up on the execution of our shopper marketing program, working closely with the buyers, marketing, and site merchandising teams to ensure agreed marketing placements are executed

Quantify quarterly funding costs, partnering with inventory management, buyers, and finance.  Communicate and validate quarterly funding values with brand partners

Track results to validate ROI by understanding sales and brand lift



Partner with Analytics and Buyers to create Looker, Heap, and G-sheet/Excel to create an expanded suite of standardized sales and vendor funded placement tracking

Pull monthly/quarterly sales tracking of vendor funded marketing placements, sharing with buying teams and brand partners

Ad hoc trend and other reporting as requested by the buying team


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Passionate about eCommerce, physical products, especially eco/sustainable products
  • Superior time management skills - setting deadlines, prioritizing projects, elevating deadlines issues
  • Excellent follow through
  • Knowledgeable in Excel/G-Sheet skills including VLOOKUP and Pivot tables
  • Experience with data and business insights - demonstrating the ability to gather, manipulate, and interpret large data sets.  Looker and/or Heap experience is ideal
  • Solid understanding of key retail math concepts is strongly preferred
  • Subscription and/or auto-replenishment business model experience is a plus

Why Grove
  • This full-time, exempt position is remote in one of the 12 states where Grove has established payroll. The budgeted salary range is $65,000 - $70,000. This pay range is based upon the national average and may vary depending on geographical work location.
  • Competitive benefits - medical, vision, dental 
  • Equity - shared success is core to our mission 
  • Flexible Paid Time Off - we care most about results
  • Free VIP membership and 25% employee discount
  • Working for a company that believes that a small group of people can change the world for the better by creating products and funds initiatives that help the planet!


Launched in 2016 as a Certified B Corp, Grove Collaborative is transforming consumer products into a positive force for human and environmental good. Driven by the belief that sustainability is the only future, Grove creates and curates more than 150 high-performing eco-friendly brands of household cleaning, health and wellness, personal care, laundry, clean beauty, baby and pet care products serving millions of households across the U.S. each year. With a flexible monthly delivery model and access to knowledgeable Grove Guides, Grove makes it easy for everyone to build sustainable routines.

Every product Grove offers — from its flagship brand of sustainably powerful home care essentials, Grove Co., plastic-free, vegan personal care line, Peach Not Plastic, and zero-waste pet care brand, Good Fur, to its exceptional third-party brands — has been thoroughly vetted against Grove’s strict standards to be beautifully effective, supportive of healthy habits, ethically produced and cruelty-free. Grove is a public benefit corporation on a mission to move Beyond Plastic™ and is available at select retailers nationwide, making sustainable home care products even more accessible. For more information, visit

We're building a diverse and inclusive work environment where we learn from each other. We welcome people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to

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