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SOREL eCommerce Merchandise Manager

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This position is responsible for developing product strategy and assortment to maximize sales and profitability of a given area. 

 
Responsibilities:
  • Partner with Merchandise Planner to develop seasonal financial plans at various levels of detail.
  • Lead and manage a line planning process that includes style selection and product flow ensuring   synergy with financial plans.  Develop assortments that support overall strategy of in stock positioning for key merchandise categories taking into account fixture capacity, balanced presentations, accurate and timely receipt flow.
  • Responsible for developing, managing and executing merchandising and marketing strategies that   will lead to meeting and exceeding sales and margin goals.
  • Accountable for merchandise division performance, recommends revisions to the merchandise plan/forecast based on sound analysis and ensures corrective actions are implemented.
  • Monitor and update forecasts due to sales trends, merchandise availability and other changes in the business. 
  • Analyze product performance on a department, classification, vendor and style level and react appropriately to sales trends.  Responsible for initiating style level markdowns to ensure sell through meetings turnover goals.
  • Actively participates in concept meetings and line reviews.
  • Communicate merchandising strategies with cross functional teams including Planning, Customer Service, Distribution Centers, Product Creation and Marketing.

Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in Business, Merchandising or related field, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • 5-8 years’ experience in retail merchandise planning, merchandising or allocation.
  • Previous experience working in a merchant organization as a planner, buyer or equivalent position.
  • Possess strong knowledge of merchandising, marketing and sales principles.  
  • Proven negotiation skills.  
  • Strong understanding of retail math including intricacies of open to buy, inventory turnover and gross margin.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with all levels of the organization.  
  • Experience in a wholesale footwear organization is preferred.
  • Prior retail planning experience is required. 
  • Prior experience in implementation of allocation software a plus. 
  • Project Management experience strongly preferred.

 

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. 

 

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