Manager, Regional Merchandising

Alameda California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 4 days ago
CEO Pledge
Job Description

At The North Facewe dare to lead the world forward through Exploration.
The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. Founded in the counterculture of Berkeley, CA in 1966 we have a long and storied legacy of enabling exploration, protecting our planet, and creating iconic and technically advanced product.

Our culture is born from the spirit of the Explorer and infuses everything we do. We love wild places. We spark curiosity. We dare to disrupt. We create communities. And we lead with integrity. We are a community of explorers and are constantly looking for new ideas, places and people to connect with.
We take great pride in our ability to facilitate exploration for our employees and partners. By joining The North Face family, you will be offered the opportunity, tools and environments to more deeply explore the world around you and make meaningful, lasting connections. You will also be working on a team with a mission to protect our planet for generations to come.

The North Face is part of VF Corporation who guidespowerful brands that are fueled by insights and innovation that put us at the heart of our consumers lives. Many of our brands lead their respective categories, and some have risen to iconic status.

While our VF company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.

Manager, Regional Merchandising: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family
The Regional Merchandising Manager will be responsible for creating compelling seasonal product assortments for the North American marketplace (US, Canada, Mexico) in their assigned consumer territory. They will closely partner with the Global Merchandising, Global Product, Regional Sales, Direct-to-Consumer and Marketing teams, to ensure close adherence to the seasonal strategy, financial targets, and brand vision.

How You Will Make a Difference:
Seasonal merchandising assortment strategy
Strategic plan guidance | financial plan target setting
Marketplace segmentation strategy development and execution
Channel-specific big ideas and curated assortments
Regional Lline adoption in collaboration with global merch and other regions
Pricing and margin guidance
Milestone forecasts
Market travel and marketplace insights
Support Sales with educational tools and presentations for sell-in support
Flow strategy at style/color level
Quick turn logowear strategy and in-season management
Seasonal hind sighting and assortment analytics
Storytelling support for digital, in-store and brand marketing teams

Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 5+ years in branded merchandise/development/retail buying
Educational/ Position Requirements:
A Bachelors degree in X or related field and a minimum of X years general management experience in the X field or an equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Bachelor of Arts: Merchandising, Product Management, or Business Preferred or equivalent combination of years of experience and education preferred
1-2 years management a plus and cross functional partnerships.
Computer/Software Applications: Microsoft Office Suite. Adobe illustrator a plus.
Strong communication skills both verbal and written, strong cross functional collaboration skills required
Strong presentation skills, proven ability to influence internal and external business partners and customers
Strong understanding of assigned marketplace, including regional differences, across diverse channels of distribution
Ability to play an integral role within a broader cross-functional team, to build consensus, connect department and individual expectations to the company vision, and achieve results across a variety of distinct groups.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines
Experience in strategic planning, combined with knowledge of retail sales analysis and interpretation of data to identify opportunities
Experience in product forecasting and/or statistical modeling (a plus)
Understanding of product development and manufacturing process (a plus)

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
Travel by air and overnight, as required 25% of time.