Job Description:

We're searching for a director of merchandise who will support strategies and current trends that are commercially viable — and provide an exciting customer experience by partnering with design, visual merchandising, and marketing. You'll develop and align key strategies and current trends that are commercially viable and provide an exciting customer store and online experience by partnering with design, visual, merchandising, online production, and marketing.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As direct of merchandise, you will be responsible for identifying trending products, materials, and trim that can be used by our clients.

EXPECTATIONS FOR THE ROLE

As a leader in our company, you'll:

  • Drive the overall strategic business vision for product categories and specific products
  • Partner with the planning team to construct and manage a category of business to seasonal financial targets
  • Leverage client feedback to build seasonal product assortments with a data driven mindset
  • Lead product fittings and provide direction to team and vendors on product fit intent and quality
  • Manage monthly competitive shopping to gain a deep understanding of seasonal trends and pricing
  • Grow and maintain strong relationships with vendor partners
  • Strategically scout new vendors & styles to support key product strategies
  • Travel as needed to market vendor meetings, trainings and production factories
  • Partner with high-level customers to level brand and product lines

About You:

  • College degree in design, fashion design or other relevant field
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in merchandising
  • Previous product development and sourcing experience (preferred)
  • Previous experience in a recognized brand (preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of apparel dynamics, competition, and trends
  • An ability to develop strong relationships with international production and quality control teams
  • Fashion sense and high product sensibility
  • Excellent communication skills for realizing customer needs and preferences
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Detail-oriented and accurate
  • Strong multitasker
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook & PowerPoint