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Merchandise Manager

New York, NY 10016

Posted: 04/06/2021 Job Category: Buying, Merchandising Job Number: 171217

Job Description

Job Title: Merchandise Manager
Company Description: emerging socially-conscious luxury brand
Location: New York, NY

Key Responsibilities:

- Evaluate current business, competitive matrix, and industry trends to identify key opportunities for growth monitors and attend major markets.
- Acquire established brands while discovering new brands particularly in the designer ready-to-wear, jewelry, and sleep/loungewear categories.
- Execute the merchandising strategy and manage the buying process, including product selection and building assortments based on historical and current product performance, analyzing business, and managing inventory flow.
- Negotiate cost discounts, delivery, payment terms, exclusives, and trunkshow cadence with vendor partners.
- Establish, maintain, and foster brand relationships.
- Lead post-market reviews for cross-functional teams ensuring that the marketing calendar for messaging and trends are aligned.
- Execute deep-dives for performance analysis driving opportunities on a weekly, monthly, and seasonal basis.
- Manage business area’s site maintenance and presence.
- Manages store matrix and store feedback.
- Partners with Planner on sales targets.
- Participates in the review of and approves the department's topside financial plans.
- Provides insight for and participates in financial business reviews.
- Open-to-Buy (OTB) responsibilities include maintaining PO checkbooks, managing markdown projections, developing and executing aged inventory strategies, overseeing receipt flows and projections, monitoring inventory productivity and profitability.
Assists in analyzing class performance, penetrations, and by class.
- Implements assortment planning best practices and allocation strategies.
Collaborates with Planning on pricing strategy.
- Coordinates and prioritizes the team’s weekly activities, develops and fosters a teamwork atmosphere.
- Shares knowledge, manages, coaches and mentors the Assistant Merchandise Directors/Merchandise Coordinators for your department.
- Provide direct/indirect reports with timely and regular feedback to support teammate development and growth.
- Executes and participates in quarterly team development check in process.

Position Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.

- Min. of 7+ years of buying and/or merchandising experience ideally working with categories such a ready-to-wear, jewelry, and loungewear ideally within a luxury designer or advanced contemporary space.
- Must have experience overseeing both the creative and financial aspects of merchandising.
- Experience managing Merchandise Coordinator, Assistant and/or Associate Merchandisers.
- Omni-channel or ecommerce experience is preferable.

- Knowledge of vendor drop ship.
- Strong functional technical PC skills, including Microsoft Excel proficiency.
- Experience in digital communications or marketing functions is a plus!
- Strong relationship building skills.
- H
ave strong analytical and mathematical skills.
- Excel in communication and interpersonal skills.
- Be confident in building new processes and efficiencies.
- Able to multitask in a fast paced environment.
- Be a natural problem-solver, who is also analytical and creative.
- Be detail-oriented and strong organizational skills striving for a high level of accuracy.
- Demonstrate the ability to work independently and remotely in a fast-paced dynamic work environment.
- Has managed employee(s) in the past, enjoys coaching and developing their team.
- Demonstrates patience, understanding and leads by example.
- Team player - build relationships with other internal and external teams and functions.
- Exudes a “no task is too big or too small” attitude, with initiative, commitment, reliability, and positivity.

Compensation Package + Perks:
- Competitive Salary Base
- Discretionary Performance Bonus
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Life Insurance Coverage
- 401k Retirement Plan + 4% Match

- Paid Time Off + Observed Holidays
- Clothing Allowance + Product Gratis
- Excellent Corporate Culture

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