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Director of Merchandising: Boys and New Born

Company: EMERGING BLUE
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Director of Omni Channel Merchandising: Boys and Newborn
Overview: In this role, you will report into the Head of Merchandising and lead the merchandise and assortment strategies across the Boys and Newborn businesses. You will work closely with the Design Team to identify business opportunities and develop merchandise strategies for your departments and the brand. This person will partner with Merchandise Planning to develop and execute seasonal financial plans by channel, department, collection, and classification through a clearly defined strategic plan. This individual will be responsible for performing in-season business analysis by department, line, and classification to ensure opportunities are maximized within current and future business goals. The Director of Merchandising will partner with the Production team to drive achievement of Costing and IMU goals based on financial plans. They will also partner with the Marketing and Visual teams to develop and enhance ongoing in-store and marketing strategies. The Director of Merchandising will be immersed in the competitive landscape and customer-obsessed. In addition, this person will provide leadership and management to his or her team.
Responsibilities:

  • Develop and drive pre-season merchandise strategies and identify product and assortment architecture opportunities that meet customer needs, deliver profitable growth, and align with brand goals
  • Partner with production and design on product, sourcing, and costing strategies to build a compelling and profitable line
  • Drive in-season business, identifying risks and opportunities through analysis of departmental, collection, and classification performance; leverage analysis to drive alignment and strategy
  • Partner with Inventory management on investment and allocation strategy
  • Develop and champion deep understanding of target customer and competitive landscape; incorporate market and consumer information to maximize product assortment
  • Establish and leverage strong partnerships with cross-functional partners
  • Lead, manage and develop merchandising team
  • Strong presentation and storytelling skills in oral and written formats
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities with a growth mindset and a willingness to iterate and improve processes
  • Ability to excel in a high-growth, start-up-type environment with willingness to drive business across multiple levelsRequirements:
    • Bachelor's degree and minimum 7-10 years of merchandising and product development experience in related business, preferably in a vertical retail environment
    • Excellent product eye and passion for baby and kids apparel
    • Strong track record of successfully driving and developing businesses
    • Sharp business acumen, strategic thinking, and analytical skills; proven ability to drive both brand and departmental goals
    • Strong self-starter with action-oriented drive; excels in fast-paced, start-up type environments
    • Experience leading and developing a team.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively build relationships and collaborate across multi-functional teams
    • Adept at solving problems/removing obstacles to get work done/drive execution
    • Strong communication and presentation skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPointBenefits : - 40% off merchandise employee discount at Janie and Jack - Paid holidays and flexible time off - Generous Health Savings Account (HSA) employer contributions for individuals and families - 401K Matching with no vesting period - Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter benefits - Life insurance (self, spouse/domestic partner, children)

Keywords: EMERGING BLUE, Anaheim , Director of Merchandising: Boys and New Born, Executive , Anaheim, California

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