Merchandise Manager - Men's

US-OH-Columbus
2017-1137
Category (Portal Searching)
Merchandising

Overview

 

The MM has category responsibility for Tops or Bottoms and SVL clarity in executing lifestyle merchandising.  Divisional accountability for sales and profit.  One eye view of merchandise assortment.  Synthesizes and analyzes customer and competitive information that feeds the SVL.

  • Accountable for defined areas of responsibility as well as lifestyle results.
  • Intimate knowledge of customer profile and requirements
  • Develops, communicates and tracks the team against the SVL (strategic view of the line)
  • Co-authors the Lifestyle and Product specific SVL’s (strategic view of the line)
  • Bring customer and market perspective to the Design and Product development process
  • Ability to identify key trends from fashion runway shows and marketplace
  • Actively searches the market for new 3rd party resources that will augment the Brand’s assortment
  • Manages associates in ways that create a positive work environment

 

Responsibilities

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business, retail merchandising, or fashion merchandising
  • 10-15 years of progressively more significant merchant roles, in some combination of department and/or specialty retail, preferably apparel

Preferred Requirements:

  • Ability to think conceptually and strategically
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Proficient in conflict management and problem solving
  • Achievement oriented with solid management experience and demonstrated leadership potential
  • Ability to handle challenging situations in a rational and level headed manner
  • Posses strong mentoring and teaching skills
  • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to lead and facilitate a team work environment
  • Ability to handle challenging situations in a rational and level headed manner
  • Ability to travel extensively—both domestically and internationally
  • Ability to understand competitive patterns overtime and be predictive where findings lead

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