Product Taxonomist, Zoro

| Chicago

Company Overview

Location: Chicago or Buffalo Grove, IL

In the past seven years, Zoro has grown from a group of 6 people working out of a 2,000 square foot building, offering fewer than 100,000 products to a group of 275+ working out of a 60,000+ square foot building, offering more than 2,000,000 unique products.

Position Description

As a Product Taxonomist you will have a unique opportunity to join a taxonomy team with a rapidly growing B2B e-commerce company. The taxonomists will be focused on finalizing a new master product taxonomy, and creating the information architecture strategy to support the site hierarchies. This will all be built within a new installation of a Product Information Management (PIM) platform. The Product Taxonomist will report to the team lead, the Senior Product Taxonomist. 

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development and evolution of the product taxonomy strategies to maintain a logical product hierarchy, search and marketing hierarchies, as well as the mapped relations between them.
  • Support a vision for flexible hierarchies that will support fast-paced sku expansion and attribution.
  • As a team, create and maintain processes and procedures to oversee tag management.
  • Partner with Searchandising team to build and maintain a cohesive site navigation experience.
  • Support a taxonomy strategy that refreshes site hierarchies, attribute types and content options to best support ever-improving search and conversion.
  • Assist in the build out of collections and other sku groups to support merchandising and marketing needs.
  • Collaborate on efforts to support customer experiences that adapt and reuse product content including architecture supporting personalization.
  • Support the development and use of taxonomy management processes and tools as necessary.
  • Maintain a team approach which effectively works cross-functionally to advocate solutions in support of merchandising, with a balanced approach to logical product hierarchies.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Architecture, Library Science, or related field.
  • 2-4 years developing and managing product taxonomies.
  • Experience building new taxonomies including hierarchical trees, attributes, other metadata, and the linkage to adjacent taxonomies.
  • Established approach to product classification with a combination of hierarchy, attributes, and tags.
  • Experience with varied product conditions, as well as architecture supporting site personalization.
  • E-commerce taxonomy experience desired.
  • Familiarity with Product Information Management (PIM) platforms.
  • Cross-functional experience with remote teams.
  • Experience in prioritizing among requests from multiple teams dependent on the same taxonomies.
  • Knowledge of SEO product metadata management.
  • A driven self-starter with a collaborative approach.

EEOC Statement

Zoro is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Technology we use

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Location

One office is in River North (Chicago), a community blossoming with culture and nightlife, and the other is in the northern suburb of Buffalo Grove.

An Insider's view of Zoro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We are driven and work hard, because we are growing like crazy! We are in this together because we want to be, not because we have to. On the flip side, I've never missed one of my kid's ball games, concerts, parent-teacher conferences, and when I take a vacation, I'm actually allowed to take it (of course, I'm available if you need me, team)! :-)

Adam

HR Leader

What are Zoro Perks + Benefits

Zoro Benefits Overview

Very competitive package - beyond your base salary, we offer bonuses, a 401(k) match and additional 401(k) incentive contribution, a full-scope of medical/dental/vision/life insurance benefits, voluntary benefits, shuttle service, a bunch of free food (free coffee, soft drinks, snacks, and free meals from time-to-time). Our North Suburb office has a subsidized cafe inside our offices that is a breakfast/lunch spot and coffee bar, in addition to a game room, recreation area and a rock room... yes a rock room... bring your axe and rock out on a break!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Optional Voluntary Benefit
Wellness Programs
Discount partnership with Sky Fitness.
Onsite Gym
Buffalo Grove equipped with workout bench, dumbells, free weights, a basketball court, badminton court, ping pong, air hockey, bags, golf net, outdoor volleyball, and we've even played quiddich!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
3.5% contribution by Zoro on a bi-weekly basis (whether you contribute or not). Additional 3.5% target contribution based on annual company performance.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We've won a Dave Thomas award for having a solid adoption assistance program - that's pretty cool!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Starting at 18 days per year with carryover option of up to 5 days.
Paid Volunteer Time
We like to give back to the local community. We have team builders focused on helping a variety of philanthropic organizations.
Paid Holidays
Zoro offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We feature a range from shorts and t-shirts to those who embrace "Tie Tuesdays". Wear what makes you comfortable, but you may want to clean it up if you have an important customer in town!
Commuter Benefits
In our North Suburb office, we feature shuttle service to/from Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, and Deerfield stops. Also a commuter benefit program available as a voluntary benefit.
Company Outings
We've done many of these. From ball games to luaus to olympics to the zoo - Zoro finds ways to treat employees to lots of fun.
Game Room
Basketball, bags, driving range net, ping pong, badminton, video games, music room... we even played quiddich in our warehouse for our Harry Potter-themed Halloween event!
Stocked Kitchen
All offices feature coffee, soft drinks, sparkling water, tea, popcorn machine, random snacking opportunities, as well as an on-site cafe in our North Suburb office.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Sometimes happy hours provided by the company, but many team members get together outside of work because they want to, not because they have to!
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Softball, bowling, and dragon boat racing team... yes, dragon boat racing!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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