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Merchandising Manager


Fashion Merchandiser

Essential Functions

  • Help build the “blueprint” of our Inventory numbers
  • Partners with the Product Development team to develop products including sourcing and monitoring delivery.
  • Generate gross margin reports and provide analysis on cost changes and pricing initiatives
  • Monitor global orders against targets; help to manage raw material purchasing and inventory
  • Analyzes and reports on selling, intimately knows the business, strong points and weak spots
  • Develop short- and long-term strategies which help grow the current business
  • Responsible for reading /approving catalog proofs for each catalog (pricing, naming, copy)
  • Develop merchandising strategy and influence brand objectives
  • Partners with planner responsible and managing all markdowns, promotions, cost changes and retail changes
  • Responsible for cross-functional alignment including: Production & Sourcing, Tech Design, Design, Planning & Allocation, eCommerce, and Finance
  • Understands the customer through concentrated profiling and engagement
  • Assist in identifying white space in the business and fill it in with volume driving ideas
  • Help track and manage Company’s Purchase Orders to track product.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferably in business, retail merchandising, or fashion merchandising
  • Years of Experience: 5 – 7 of progressively more significant merchant roles, in some combination of department and/or specialty retail, preferably apparel
  • Highly creative critical thinker and problem solver who is familiar with developing smart solutions
  • Organization, time management and memory skills with the ability to multitask multiple projects and seasons concurrently
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Must be able to provide clear analysis on product hindsights to various audiences, from both financial and creative perspectives
  • Ability to identify, develop and retain talent
  • Achievement oriented and has demonstrated leadership potential
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment and handle multiple tasks while meeting tight deadlines
  • Builds strong cross-functional partnerships with Merchandising, Design and Inventory Management to help influence product assortments and identify missed opportunities within the line.
  • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook)
  • Ability to think strategically and tactically
  • Complex and strategic calendar management; including scheduling, time management, organization and prioritization of appointments and meetings (studying ways and means to color code this process)
  • Strong fact-based and intuitive decision-making skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and some internationally