Job Summary

Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States, North America
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Education:
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type:
Full time/Permanent
Positions:
1
Salary:
$200k +

Divisional Merchandise Manager (Juniors/Missy)

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VP/ Divisional Merchandise Manager (DMM) is responsible for developing and communicating merchandise strategies to his/ her respective merchant team to meet or exceed sales, margin and turn targets. A DMM guides Buyers and Planners through the development of Merchandise Strategies and Assortment Plans to maintain the integrity of financial goals and customer focus. A DMM works in partnership with the VP of Planning to maximize overall financial performance of product categories and to develop a collaborative team culture within the merchandise organization.



Major Responsibilities



· Collaborate with VP of Planning at beginning of Merchandise Financial Planning process to provide business specific insights and findings

· Develop and communicate strategic visions and goals, and customer and marketplace perspective, to respective cross-functional partners

· Provide guidance to Buyers to ensure merchandise strategies and assortment plans meet divisional objectives and align with customer and store needs

· Guide the open to buy process

· Attend relevant trade shows, markets and events to observe and stay current on market trends, gather product information, select merchandise and establish business relationships

· Foster strong relationships with key vendors to ensure partnerships that deliver strong product and financial results

· Build advertising vehicles that enhance the division brand, drive customer traffic and deliver return on investment

· Review and approve markdown strategies/proposals from Buying staff

· Focus on developing and maintaining bench strength

· Build a high quality merchandising team by developing partnerships, leading, coaching and providing constructive feedback

· Facilitate team environment between Buying and Planning organizations

· Lead initiatives to instill best practices and develop support infrastructure



Behavioral Traits

 

· Effectively manages a large scope of responsibility to achieve financial targets based on a sound knowledge of merchandising conceptsVP/ Divisional Merchandise Manager (DMM) is responsible for developing and communicating merchandise strategies to his/ her respective merchant team to meet or exceed sales, margin and turn targets. A DMM guides Buyers and Planners through the development of Merchandise Strategies and Assortment Plans to maintain the integrity of financial goals and customer focus. A DMM works in partnership with the VP of Planning to maximize overall financial performance of product categories and to develop a collaborative team culture within the merchandise organization.




Major Responsibilities



· Collaborate with VP of Planning at beginning of Merchandise Financial Planning process to provide business specific insights and findings

· Develop and communicate strategic visions and goals, and customer and marketplace perspective, to respective cross-functional partners

· Provide guidance to Buyers to ensure merchandise strategies and assortment plans meet divisional objectives and align with customer and store needs

· Guide the open to buy process

· Attend relevant trade shows, markets and events to observe and stay current on market trends, gather product information, select merchandise and establish business relationships

· Foster strong relationships with key vendors to ensure partnerships that deliver strong product and financial results

· Build advertising vehicles that enhance the division brand, drive customer traffic and deliver return on investment

· Review and approve markdown strategies/proposals from Buying staff

· Focus on developing and maintaining bench strength

· Build a high quality merchandising team by developing partnerships, leading, coaching and providing constructive feedback

· Facilitate team environment between Buying and Planning organizations

· Lead initiatives to instill best practices and develop support infrastructure



Behavioral Traits

· Effectively manages a large scope of responsibility to achieve financial targets based on a sound knowledge of merchandising concepts