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Freelance Merchandise Manager

New York, NY 10004

Posted: 07/16/2019 Job Category: Merchandising Job Number: 112682

Job Title: Freelance Merchandise Manager      

Location: NYC

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: TBD

Type: Temp

Duration: 6 months (approximately)

Openings: 1

Responsibilities:

  • Present overall trend direction each season for assigned area including research analysis summary and key items identified.
  • Review key performance indicators actual vs. plan. Determine root causes of why execution worked/didn’t work and develop action plans to maximize opportunities and minimize risks.
  • Develop strategy, product, assortment plans and pricing in assigned categories by analysis of past business, shopping market and other retail stores and determine catalog assortment by book.
  • Interact daily with Creative, E-Commerce, Inventory, Global Sourcing, Domestic Vendors and Technical Design teams to coordinate merchandising objectives and support cross collaboration.
  • Manage vendors or collaborate with Global Sourcing to develop new product according to the brand positioning, source piece goods, negotiate costs to meet margins/AIMU goals, ensure of quality standards, and use our fabric/materials base to improve service levels.
  • Provide technical and managerial leadership to recruit, integrate, develop direct reports ensuring goals and activities are aligned with individual and business expectations.
  • Represent merchandising team on special committees and/or transversal initiatives or projects as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Masters/MBA a plus
  • Minimum 3-5 years of merchandising and product development experience
  • Expertise in product development, trend and branding
  • Apparel experience (Catalog and/or web) is required
  • Strong leadership skills required
  • Strong analytical skills required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is a must 

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