Director Of Merchandising - Denim Expert

Compensation

: $197,780.00 - $197,780.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Fashion



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Drive the women's Denim Merchandise Strategy to meet the commercial needs of the business. Develop (in partnership with VP), communicate and drive seasonal business product strategies that meet or exceed financial goals and the customer expectations, while developing and training the merchant team. Lead and collaborate with the department cross functional teams in the development and execution of the seasonal merchandise strategy. Initiatives include assortment strategies, weekly business review and product re-caps, identifying business opportunities, Average Unit Cost Management (AUC), Pricing and Product Architecture, Test and Respond, and Market hind-sighting. This position is HQ/NY based and will be part of the Global Divisional Product Merchant Team and partner with Design, Production, Planning, and Marketing.

Responsibilities

  • Develops assortments and strategies aligned to overall department strategy, resulting in increased earnings.
  • Builds assortments that meet global and regional needs - right time, right place, and right price.
  • Identifies product opportunities and expert in competitive landscape.
  • Partners with Design and Production on product strategies and requirements to ensure customer needs are met, AUC profitability and speed to market.
  • Partners with Inventory Management on seasonal investment strategy by market to ensure big ideas and growth drivers are protected.
  • Communicates seasonal strategies in a collaborative way to key cross functional team and leadership to ensure innovation and financial success as a focus.
  • Lead and influence the cross-functional team.
  • Solution oriented - be resourceful to problems that arise within department and outside department.
  • Develops individuals; provides thoughtful and timely feedback; Mentors other team members.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Merchandising - experience in developing and executing merchandising strategies.
  • Financial Acumen - knowledge of and ability to impact financial outcomes.
  • Strategic and Analytic Thinker - thinks strategically, conceptually and creatively.
  • Vertical Retail - has demonstrated ability to work in vertical retail environment.
  • Collaboration-proven ability to work in an environment where collaboration with cross functional partners is a key focus and speed is crucial.
  • Talent Builder-proven track record of developing best-in-industry leaders. 1-2 years of management experience.

Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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