The Merchandising Director role is responsible for the total GC Marketplace. The role partners with Gender Merchandising leaders, cross functional partners and MPU stakeholders to plan, build and trade a consumer right assortment.
Who We Are Looking For
We’re looking for consumerists with an affinity for product that enjoy the energy of moving at the pace of retail and the consumer. A successful Merchandising Director will thrive and contribute to an inclusive, positive, and progressive team dynamic, as well as manage and lead in a way that elevates the total team.
This role is responsible for building consumer right assortments for the MPU, leveraging historical data, analytics and real-time market feedback to inform the future (coming seasons) while winning today (trading real-time)!
The candidate should possess solid retail acumen and analytical abilities and a solid understanding of retail environments starting with digital. They are comfortable overseeing and advising the work of individual contributors within a structured coaching framework, in addition to being a leader among their peers!
What You Will Work On
You will on-board the seasonal plans including product, pricing, flow and concept or initiative's intent. You will understand related aspects of the business and marketplace in making your plans, including coordinating between genders, brands (Nike & Jordan) and how individual products or collections affect each other.
You’ll build consumer-centric assortment plans with an understanding of the MPU position in the market, blending fact-based and intuitive inputs. You will participate in seasonal reviews, submits and trading for your respective area. This includes assortment building and submits working with Associate Merchants and system entry. Merchandising Director may also lead projects across teams or topics.
You will balance multiple seasons and your insights will contribute to future seasonal plans and adoption by supporting Gender Merchandising Leadership upstream (10%). You will manage your areas of assortment planning in depth during the seasonal process (70%) and gather insights from and support optimal trading of in-market seasons (20%)
Who You Will Work With
We work closely fellow merchants and cross-functional teams within the MPU; in particular Planning, but also Brand Marketing. We also work with finance, operations and the insights/analytics teams; relying on business reporting for your area which includes quantitative and qualitative metrics on sales, inventory and consumer behaviors.