Merchandise Manager Job Description Sample
Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We're making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.
From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you'll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.
This position is accountable for the development and implementation of merchandising goals, strategies and tactics for assigned category(s) in a manner that effectively reflects the overall strategy of the Merchandise Director to differentiate Petco from the competition, maximize sales, increase profit margin and assure all goals, strategies and tactics are aligned with the Petco value proposition of exceeding customers' expectations and financial budgets.
This position must demonstrate management-level foresight and be able to propose decisions within the framework of strategic initiatives and tactical imperatives. The incumbent may lead a small staff of less experienced, professional and support-level merchandising associates. This position will also provide leadership to a cross functional team over which it has no administrative authority. The incumbent is expected to lead this team through the successful development and execution of financial models, strategic plans and tactical imperatives to support the business plan for the assigned sub-category.
Essential Job Functions:
The incumbent must be able to perform all of the following duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Develop business plans for assigned merchandising category(s) in a manner which ensures category goals and objectives are strategically and tactically aligned to both differentiate Petco from the competition, as well as deliver on Petco's customer value proposition of exceeding customer expectations and financial budgets.
Create and nurture a 'shared-vision' environment of collaboration, partnership and open discussion with direct reports and other Petco team members and stakeholders, both internal and external, that establishes and communicates clear and realistic goals, objectives and functional roles and are aligned with the category(s) strategic plan; use objective means to monitor progress toward those goals; effectively coordinate team members in order to meet timelines.
Negotiate profitable product costs and contract terms, including leveraged inventory, returned goods allowances, etc., with vendors to achieve sales and margin goals for assigned category(s).
Collaborate with Merchandise Director on daily procurement activities and by conducting relevant market research on products and merchandise; continue to learn technical buying role as well as relevant category/sector developments; may perform buying duties/functions for a small number of products in a non-complex area.
Conduct research projects on products, merchandise, customer trends and market factors, utilizing the category review process to identify key factors affecting the performance of assigned category(s); maintain and/or increase knowledge of company product ranges and gain specific experience related to assigned products.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams in creating, developing and implementing financial models which manage assortment analysis and planning, product mix, pricing, gross margin, replenishment and promotional expenditures, as well as ensure proper product allocation and inventory levels to meet the financial model's goals for both stores and distribution centers; as directed, use objective means to monitor progress toward goals, such as auditing sales and business performance (by item and category) to ensure planned profit margins goals are being met and recommend adjustments accordingly if they are not.
Develop advertising plans and promotions with vendors and Merchandise Director which drive and increase sales and expand profit margins consistent with financial plans; partner with Advertising and Visual Presentation teams to maximize impact of promotions.
Prepare and/or collaborate in the preparation of field and operations communications in order to ensure proper and actionable (timely) information is provided on special issues/concerns.
Ensure all activities comply and are conducted in accordance with international, federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances; remain cognizant of planned/proposed changes to same.
Interact professionally and effectively through verbal and written communication with all professional contacts with emphasis on company interests.
Perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required, assigned and directed.
Direct and manage a small staff comprised of merchandising associates, including Merchandise Analysts. Responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, mentoring/coaching, providing functional guidance, assignment delegation and follow-through, and, partnering with Human Resources, discipline up to and including termination. Other management tasks include, but are not limited to, providing input and direction on such topics as key goals and objectives; strategic and tactical planning, implementation and execution; budgetary issues; capital expenditures and associate management, training and development. Additionally, this position will lead a cross-functional team over which it does not have direct administrative authority. This position is expected to independently lead these teams through the successful development and execution of strategic plans and tactical imperatives to support the business plan for the assigned category(s).
Operates in a standard office environment. The majority of job duties are performed while seated indoors with little or no exposure to hazards. Day and overnight domestic travel to vendors, seminars and/or conferences is required periodically throughout the year. Extended domestic and overseas travel may occur periodically throughout the year.
Education and Experience:
Normally requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent, preferably in merchandising, marketing or related curriculum. Requires a minimum of three years progressively responsible, professional-level merchandising experience as a buyer or category manager in a superstore, mass market or specialty national or large regional, multi-unit retail chain store. Of these three years, at least one to two years should have been served in a capacity involving work with a national or specialty chain, merchandise buying and marketing, product assortment, vendor negotiations, etc., as well as previous general management experience of professional-level associates.
Specific functional experience should include inventory management, product assortment, and vendor negotiations. Also, requires advanced business acumen and analytical skills necessary for proper financial modeling and management of assigned category(s), including the ability to control financial metrics required to achieve profit objectives. Must have advanced computer skills, including MS Office Suite and the aptitude to learn and utilize new internal applications. Additionally, this position requires a highly advanced level of knowledge, competency and continued development in the following areas with the ability to effectively:
Leading a small staff of less experienced merchandising associates and/or cross-functional team
Persuade, and motivate others with the ability to flex style as the situation requires, and collaborate or empower as needed
Partner and negotiate with vendors, as well as with Petco associates
Understand and communicate with a diverse set of leaders and associates at various levels and within various functional areas that impact their category(s)
Continue to expand ability to manage multiple responsibilities with the skill to multi-task and shift focus from one task to another seamlessly
Develop long-range plans for assigned category(s) based on sound knowledge of category and corporate expectations. Collaborate with Merchandise Director on larger scope of business
Recognize and seize upon opportunities to maximize sales and profitability
Champion change management efforts through the effective utilization of the talent of team members
The Merchandise Manager is responsible for the development, merchandising, and management for select product lines, programs, and initiatives which support our direct to consumer business, as well as other initiatives like Business Gift Services, fundraising , private label and/or custom products and programs.
This individual understands and leverages customer needs to create winning strategies for product positioning, development, and pricing. The Merchandise Manager defines and translates strategies into initiatives that will result in accelerated market share and profit growth. The individual in this role analyzes data and works with the sales and marketing teams to create and implement action plans for rapid product development timelines. They are responsible for monitoring the profitability of the product lines. The individual in this role spends time with internal and external feedback/data to build market insights and ideas and must be able to operate and excel in a fast-pace and ever-changing environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops product positioning, pricing, & strategies from ideation through commercialization
Aligns management to seasonal and overarching plans
Analyzes retail trends, competitive lines, category pricing, and research data
Identifies opportunities and implements plans for line extensions and new introductions
Maximizes profitability of assigned product lines and programs
Knowledge, understanding and execution of NPD stage gate process
Leads cross-functional teams including members from sales, marketing, R&D, supply chain, manufacturing, and finance in the development of new products
Develops and manages project time lines & coordinates appropriate details and plans
Creates and proofs sales/marketing collateral. Organizes and plans for photo shoot needs.
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Product Management, Merchandising, or related
3+ years of relevant experience in product development, preferably in the snack category & food gift industry. Additional areas of experience may include consumer research, new product development, and profitability analysis.
Understanding of vision/strategy, business planning, marketing principles, project management, analysis & budgeting
Familiarity with sales, manufacturing, R&D and finance principles
Strong analytical abilities
Superior personal communication skills, both written & verbal, as well as presentation skills
Results-oriented & self-starter with proven ability to manage complexity
Trend spotter & creative thinker -- ability to generate original ideas & encourage brainstorming from others
Strong product innovation experience a plus
Ability to lead and manage cross-functional team members, provide direction and support, and make decisions on a timely basis
Experience managing multiple projects in a matrix environment
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Responsible for developing category strategies including vendor sourcing, product selection, product/vendor consolidation, costing and promotions. Work with all the operating companies to train sales and management personnel to effectively grow sales and profitability in a specified category.
Training encompasses product demonstrations, sales techniques, "train the trainer" programs, end-user sales calls, customer events/food shows. Nurture customer relationships with National and Regional accounts to grow our specified branded product sales within these customer classes. Work with key vendor partners and our designated processing plant to assist with the development of new products.
Success is determined by Company product growth in cases, sales dollars and increased profit margin. Functions as a team member within the corporate operation department as required, and performs any duty assigned to best serve the company.
Increase Sales within Operating Companies requiring end user calls and product demonstrations with independent, regional and national accounts. Researches and resolves problems and acts as liaison between Operating Companies (OpCos) and suppliers.
Sales Training with Sales and Management Teams in order to provide sales personnel the knowledge, ability and confidence to conduct product presentations, focusing on features and benefits of the category and how to close the sale.
Work with key vendors to assist with the development of new products in an effort to provide customer solutions and incremental sales. Evaluates potential new manufacturers and/or line items and makes recommendations to increase the company's gross profit.
Reviews and approves regional and local programs. Manages and promotes exclusive brands.
Provides support to Sales by working on bids, providing product information training, recommending pricing strategies, and assisting in planning promotions.
Works closely with Receiving and Inventory to manage expiration dates and shrink.
Works closely with suppliers regarding damaged product and credits.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
4 - 6 Years Purchasing, marketing and merchandising experience within foodservice distribution.
6 - 10 Years Purchasing, marketing and merchandising experience
within foodservice distribution. Team lead or supervisory experience.
Jockey is looking for a Merchandise Manager to join their growing merchandising team! TheMerchandise Manager will be responsible for driving the growth, productivity and profitability of the Women's Category and be accountable for the successful management and growth, productivity and profitability of Jockey's key business initiatives. The Merchandise manager must ensure the commercialization of relevant seasonal product lines creating the optimal brand assortment, driving brand expansion, servicing both Jockey's existing consumers and attracting new consumers to the brand.
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead, coach and develop direct report(s) within designated area. Foster a collaborative and inclusive team spirit.
Drive in depth competitive and business trend analysis
Research, develop and recommend new product concepts & identify opportunities for brand expansion – new channel - new consumers.
Accountable for developing and recommending product assortment, pricing strategy, NPD etc.
Gather all necessary financial data, COGS to develop/ recommend pricing strategy.
Support and drive the development and implementation of key business initiatives.
Accountable for the successful management of all aspects of select Jockey's women's categories.
Working across functions, drive calendar creation and adherence.
Manages planning and development of seasonal product assortments – Accountable for Product Brief issuance, integrity, and initial forecasting.
Accountable for tracking and maintaining product line productivity to the SKU level.
Work collaboratively with Marketing and Business teams, Product Development, and Design teams to drive the development of product strategies and supports sell in and sell through activities. Builds and maintains relationships with internal and external customers.
Responsible for meeting/exceeding corporate financial goals.
Bachelors degree in business, merchandising, marketing, or a related field.
Minimum of 7 years related experience.
Ability to manage and lead professionally and effectively.
Demonstrates leadership through clear and authentic communication style.
Positive leader who pro-actively manages change with urgency and persistence.
Deep understanding of market and consumer with capability of auctioning insights.
Demonstrated ability to profitably manage and grow a business.
Ability to analyze and extrapolate key findings to execute and drive successful implementation.
Creative thinker able to influence and drive key strategies.
Leverages financial principles and systems to maximize business results.
Must be able to travel 20-25%, domestic/overnight.
In return for your expertise, JOCKEY offers a competitive and comprehensive flexible benefits package which includes Medical/Dental/Life/Vision, 401(k), educational support, paid Volunteerism program, fitness club discounts, onsite health & wellness programs, generous employee discounts, a business casual work environment, a challenging work environment, summer hours, and exciting career growth opportunities!
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The merchandising manager will effectively assist the store director in general management duties and share responsibility for the store's operation and performance. The merchandising manager is the second in command in Food City format stores and 3rd in command in Bashas' store.
Some Job Responsibilities include:
Managing the operations of the retail store in the absence of the store director and/or customer service manager.
Creating a store environment members want to work in and customer want to shop in.
Merchandising of the general department of the store including: grocery, non-foods, HBC, frozen foods and liquor departments.
Overseeing the ordering of general department products and supplies, the auditing all products received, and ensuring proper shelf stock levels for our customers and minimum levels of product shrink.
Serving as a leader of the general department team, and as such an excellent role model, coach, performance evaluator and trainer.
Working together with the night crew chief and the night crew to ensure general department merchandising meets the expectations of our customers and the company.
Executing, communicating and supporting all company merchandising programs.
Supervising and aiding department managers in their efforts to merchandise their perimeter department according to store and company guidelines.
Engaging with customers through smiles and greetings, offering product information, providing selling suggestions and always giving a genuine thank you.
Observing and enforcing all store rules and company policies.
Assisting in the selection and training of new members.
Providing excellent knowledge of all products merchandised in the store
Ensuring compliance with all heath department and weights and measures department guidelines and requirements.
Ensuring all safety equipment is maintained and all store members act in accordance with company safety guidelines.
Operating a cash register.
Performs other duties as needed or assigned by management. Applicants should have at least 2 years of retail grocery management experience.
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time;
This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned;
This job description is subject to change at any time
Employer provides reasonable accommodations to a qualified employee that does not impose an undue hardship on the employer.
Are you ready to make a difference?
School Specialty is dedicated to changing education for the better. That means working closely with educators, sharing experience, and traveling into unchartered territories together.
- Are you ready to join us on the journey?
We are currently seeking a Merchandise Manager / Product Manager in our Nashua NH facility. This role is expected to develop the product portfolio, including: evaluating, sourcing, and selecting items within a product category that support key supplemental programs to address specific literacy and math topics. We currently carry over 10,000 instructional resources – manipulatives, instructional aids, student materials and teacher resources to enhance the educational needs of our customers
We are looking for a highly motivated professional that wants to be part of a winning team. We give you the opportunity to work at a company where you can contribute, grow, and make your own path to success. The rest is up to you.
We are looking for someone who has:
Knowledge of essential assortment planning, pricing, promotions and supply chain methods and processes.
Ability to evaluate sample items of supplies to determine conformance to product specifications to evaluate the capability of suppliers in meeting the product demands of customers.
Knowledge of customers purchasing methods and procedures including open-market purchasing methods, formal contracting techniques and competitive bidding.
Ability to encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust, group identity, commitment and team spirit.
Ability to recognize and suggest remedies to problems which may arise in purchasing policies and procedures.
Displays motivation, initiative, enthusiasm, and commitment to category objectives.
Change is part of our daily routine, which means you have the chance to leverage your creativity and imagination every day. You’ll be encouraged to push the envelope, to lead through action, and to innovate regardless of your role.
We’re shooting for nothing short of greatness. These aren’t just words, this is how we work. Are you up for it?
Minimum Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in related field with 3+ years of experience in either merchandising, purchasing, marketing, or educational publishing. Ideally candidate would have experience with Instruction and Intervention programs and products but this is not required.
We’re determined to positively impact the future, one child at a time. If you share our passion, we need to talk.
Imagine what we could do together.
Action Oriented – Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Business Insight – Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.
Collaborates – Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Plans and Aligns – Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
School Specialty, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace. All applicants are subject to a drug screen and background check as a condition of employment.
EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Opportunities@SchoolSpecialty.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
Only local candidates please. This position is based out of the Nashua, NH office. Please apply online at www.schoolspecialty.com/careers to be considered.
Only local candidates please. This position is based out of the Nashua, NH office. Please apply online at www.schoolspecialty.com/careers to be considered.
Senior E-Commerce Merchandise Manager
Senior Buyer ProFlowers®
FTD Companies (Nasdaq:FTD) is a global premier floral and gifting company with a vision to be the leading and most trusted floral and gifting company in the world. We provide floral, plants, specialty foods, gift and related products and services to consumers, retail florists, and other retail locations and companies in need of floral and gifting solutions.
FTD is seeking an Innovative Senior Buyer for ProFlowers®. You will be responsible for setting the merchandising strategy for building out new categories including Trend, Wedding, Entertaining bundles and other new categories for our Plants portfolio. You will be tasked with pricing, selection, in stock position, supply chain and marketing and site merchandising strategies needed to ensure financial success of the category raising margin contribution and constantly exceeding customer expectations. In addition, this role will be expected to support key initiatives, while driving innovation through selection and technology, and serving to inspire and delight the customer on a weekly basis. Finally, this individual will serve to motivate and challenge their team ensuring optimal productivity and career development and success.
How you will make an Impact:
As the Senior Buyer for ProFlowers® youwill participate in the identification of market trends for our Plants assortment, and at what point they would be viable in the mass channels. The Sr. Buyer attends large cross-functional Master Planning Meetings that are held on a quarterly basis as the key representative from the division. This position also maintains and updates key planning spreadsheets that are used in this process by other areas of the company. The Sr. Buyer works collaboratively to plan every day and seasonal product assortments and will be responsible for presenting these assortments to channels and other internal groups as needed. The position also interacts regularly with other areas of the company including operations and logistics. The successful candidate will use a unique skill set of analytical, creative, and communication skills to perform these responsibilities.
What you will contribute:
Developing new plant gifts and accessories that are in line with business objectives, market trends and company brand(s).
Identify the direction of the portfolio each holiday.
Oversee the New Product Introduction cycle including, but not limited to
trend research, competitive shopping
design plant gifts and accessories to fit the needs of the business
work with our suppliers to get initial pricing and projections for new plants and hard goods
coordinating with Planning team on initial margins, projections, and pricing
work with quality to ensure all elements are approved
work with quality, procurement and planning to determine product launch periods and provide product specifications
work with creative to photograph, name and request copy for each new product
evaluate farm manufactured product for recipe accurateness, appearance of manufactured product, and quality as needed.
Monitor the daily and weekly progress of new products
Pull reports to monitor the daily performance of all SKUs to identify 'winners' 'losers' and trends or gaps in the portfolio.
Support various 'bigger picture' projects such as but not limited to long term planning with the vendors, as well as out of box experience.
Lead major brand initiatives as determined by the GM, Sr. Director of Merchandising and Director Marketing of ProFlowers®
Serve as primary liaison from Merchandising Division to Marketing Channels.
Work collaboratively with marketing channel managers to plan products and promotional offers based on past performance and future needs. Communicate those plans back to merchandising team for design and implementation.
Maintain and update key planning spreadsheets
Collaborate with Quality, Planning and Procurement teams to plan the product portfolio for each season.
Collaborate with FTD.com counterparts to evaluate and implement shared SKUS and accessories for the Drop Ship Integration program.
Review's competitors' emails, sites, and catalog are for product, category and promotional trends.
What we offer:
Enjoy all the benefits of working for a publicly traded company (stock purchase plan, flexible hours and a healthy vacation plan).
The blending of cultures across multiple cities and 3 continents where you can be part of helping shape our future.
Career opportunities! Those that have positive impact, with a positive approach, have a very bright future as we change, grow, expand and explore new and exciting experiences for our global customer base.
During peak season this role requires overtime, during off peak we offer Summer hours.
What we seek:
Ideally, 4-plus years of experience in retail or ecommerce buying or planning.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence
Assist in developing and coaching Assistant Merchants and Coordinators
Inspires, motivates, and influences the behavior of others to drive high performance
Engages team to examine current practices and encourages creative thinking about how things could be more effective and efficient.
Asserts own ideas and persuades others in a clear, confident, and composed manner. Tailors message for the audience and is able to gain support and commitment from others.
Comfortable with taking risks and celebrating risk taking regardless of outcome
Collaborative, consultative style with a strong ability to establish trust and build relationships across all levels and functions of the organization.
Customer-focused, and passionate about product.
Drives for excellence and quality.
Resilient, tenacious, high energy and positive attitude. Able to rapidly bounce back from adversity.
Embraces change with realistic optimism and persists through challenges and setbacks caused by change.
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Marketing or equivalent.
Come join our team and be part of an exciting transformation! In this role you will have a broader impact on the overall growth of the business. Consider joining one of the few companies outside of Silicon Valley able to offer development of a high-traffic ecommerce platform receiving upwards of 40K customer purchases an hour.
Come give FTD a look! This position will be based in San Diego, CA. We are an incredibly open and welcoming company--come join our family!
Merchandise Inventory Manager - Deli/Bakery
Currently, Meijer is looking for a Merchandise Inventory Manager. Actively leads the assigned business area to achieve financial goals by supporting the development of business strategies, developing the skill sets with the team, and executing defined business processes.
Develops a partnership with the Merchandise Manager/Director to support the development of key merchandising strategies and tactics that deliver financial objectives and delivery ROI.
Partners with the Merchandise Manager/Director to drive and execute key business decisions impacting assigned business area such as:
Product Flow & Exit Strategies
Resource Allocation (Receipts, Space & Inventory)
Calendar & Timeline compliance with regard to new stores, remodel stores & category transitions (including seasonal resets and clearance)
Partners with the Merchandise Manager/Director to support the development of key business strategies impacting the assigned category such as:
Pricing & Promotional Activity
Supports the development of pre-season financial strategies developed by the Planning COE to achieve planned sales, margin, and turn goals.
Approves product flow strategies for both domestic and import programs to deliver optimum profit while ensuring they align with overall Meijer supply chain strategies.
Co-leads key business review meetings directing the team to highlight the current state of the business, forecasts future trends, and focuses on resolution.
Leads monthly forecast review meeting with the Merchandise Manager/Director, discusses MPRS level performance, identifies strategies and holds the team accountable for the strategies agreed upon to maintain a positive trend or reverse a negative one.
Drives accountability within the team to seek out in-season opportunities to maximize sales, margin, inventory turn, and ROI.
Utilizes fact-based analysis to drive merchandising decisions across all teams.
Collaborates with Merchandise Manager/Directorto manage and develop relationships with key vendors within area of responsibility, defining strategies and developing and reinforcing corporate guidelines that drive profitability, manage inventory investment achieving ROI and drive future growth.
Accountable for managing resolution of key merchandising issues affecting customers, including customers, stores, and DFs; such as:
Product flow and Supply Chain Strategies
Over-Stocks/Out of Stocks
Provides leadership within team to effectively manage an open relationship across the team and leadership.
Provides coaching, guidance, and direction to the Business Analysts to develop their individual skill set.
Works with Merchandise Manager/Director to resolve conflict and teamwork issues within assigned teams to be sure they are operating effectively and efficiently.
Communicates with Merchandise Manager/Director and appropriate levels of the organization to recognize and raise issues or opportunities in a timely manner.
Responsible for key human resource functions for Business Analysts including:
Adherence to company policy
Enforces Fact-based decision-making within the team.
Influences and partnerships with others outside of the organization.
This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.
5+ years experience in Merchandising or prior experience with inventory allocation within the retail industry.
Ability to drive positive change.
Knowledge of the retail industry; understanding of specific product lines and core customer behavior.
Results focused using performance targets and goals to drive self and Team success.
Building Effective Teams: Proven ability to build and maintain product cross-functional relationships.
Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly and can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately.
Office computer skills; able to learn company systems and tools.
Home Furniture & Accessories Merchandise Manager
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Salary:Generous Base Salary (Plus a Bonus plan)
Benefits: Full Benefits, Bonus, Health, 401K, Vacation & more.
Relocation: Full relocation Assistance is available for this position.
Our Client, a premier consumer goods company that sells a variety of home good products worldwide, is seeking an experienced furniture & accessories merchandise manager to lead a small existing merchandising team.
We’re looking to find someone that will help continue to transform the company’s tremendous growth to its next level. You will be responsible for an over all budget, multiple SKU’s and work with numerous vendors.
The right individual will also be responsible for all merchandising, including product development, document and copy review, color proof review, spec pricing and retail settings. Meet with vendors and traveling to tradeshows both domestic and internationally. Oversee Direct Mail Order Catalog and promotions to include Internet e-commerce sales & merchandising.
The right candidate will bring their furniture & accessory design expertise to this position. Handle all the execution and conceptualization of all promotional efforts of various consumer home good furniture & accessory products.
- Work with designers, manufacturing contacts, QA, packaging, inventory, vendors and customer service to resolve various issues.
- Create imagery, reports and attend business team meetings.
- Determine pricing for loss leaders, sale items and other pricing strategies.
- Aid in retail settings when needed and complete firm spec pricing.
- Handle on-going product development and costing issues.
- Support all retail sales that will exceed $100 million dollars of product per year.
- Lead and manage a staff both direct and indirect.
BS. / BA, Degree with related work experience.
(Marketing, Business, Design, or equivalent degree).
- 5+ years of strong Merchandising, Marketing, Financial & General Business knowledge in Furniture & Accessories.
- A very creative individual with home furniture & accessories merchandise business experience is a must for this position.
- Ability to prepare sketches to convey product ideas to leaders and functional teams.
- Leadership experience managing both direct and indirect staff members to produce positive results.
- Proven record of supporting multiple SKU’s for both catalog print & web e-commerce.
- Must be able to think ahead for planning strategies.
- Ability to motivate and train staff with proven multi-task, organizational skills.
- PC skills, MS Word, Excel, computer graphics and Power Point.
- Must be open to paid relocation nationally when applying for this position.
- Must be currently authorized to work in the USA without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.
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Senior Merchandise Manager - Tempe Marketplace
Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you're choosing a different path. From day one, we've been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.
We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. Today, customers can find fabulous fashion at affordable prices online and in one of our 1,000+ stores globally. Old Navy celebrates a workplace that's just as diverse as our customers. Fun, fashion, family and value are at the heart of everything we do. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we're family.
Old Navy – a brand for everyone a place for you!
As the Senior Merchandise Manager, you drive profitable sales growth by planning and executing company merchandising direction through standard operating procedure execution in your department (i.e. markdowns, signage, replenishment and marketing). You lead a department responsible for a majority of the total store sales and play a pivotal role in leading a complex and dynamic business. As the subject matter expert for all brand merchandising training, tools and resources, you train, coach and hold others accountable to brand merchandising and productivity standards. Your department consistently represents brand standards and company strategies. To drive profitability, you are responsible for flexing based on our brand's merchandising principles and financial analysis. You know and execute all company product knowledge and strategy. You own the development of your direct reports, and create a culture of engagement and high performance through development and coaching Brand Associates, Department Managers and Specialists. As a senior leader in the building, you are expected to lead the leadership team in the absence of your General Manager.
As an Old Navy leader, your first priority is to contribute to the success of your store. This means that you not only deliver in your role as the Senior Merchandise Manager, but you also model leadership behaviors and deliver as a manager on duty. As the Manager on Duty, you deliver results during your assigned time, drive key performance indicators and brand loyalty by leading through your team. You make decisions and collaborate with other members of your store leadership team to prioritize work based on business needs and company direction.
Developing Direct Reports and Others
Drive for Results
Note: This position description indicates the general nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions expected for the aforementioned position. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required.
Must be at least 18 years of age
College degree or equivalent work experience preferred
2-3 years of soft lines and visual merchandising experience preferred
Ability to effectively communicate with customers and employees
Ability to maneuver around sales floor, stock room, work with and around cleaning chemicals, and lift/carry up to 50 lbs.
Ability to work a flexible schedule (including travel) to meet the needs of the business, including evenings, overnight and weekend shifts
Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta.
One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
Employee stock purchase plan.*
Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.*
Family care programs.
Pet Discount Program.
For eligible employees
Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteenth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.
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