Senior Merchandising Manager - Apparel

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
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Job Description
Senior Merchandising Manager - Apparel APPLY NOW Job ID R17731 New Balance was founded on one simple maxim: we were born to move. For over a century, that idea has inspired us to support athletes of all kinds in their pursuit of excellence, whether that means winning a medal or just leading a more active lifestyle.But as proud as we are of our history, we’re even more excited about our future. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We seek leaders and pioneers – those kindred spirits who follow only their passions — because tomorrow belongs to the courageous of today.Join us in upholding a culture of integrity, teamwork, and community. Join New Balance and declare your independence. JOB MISSION: Responsible for the art and science of merchandising from both a channel and a regional business unit perspective. These will include but not be limited to determining and defining the regional range and channel capacity, forecast management, strategy input document, key account story-telling, system management, sales rep training, go to market planning, sku efficiency and productivity in a cross functional team that will require skill of working across boundaries. MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Lead the merchandising of your assigned channels • Lead consumer and customer insights as it relates to product feedback, also callout longer term implications of feedback • Directed Assortment creation for tiers and channels of distribution and refinement, ID longer term implications and needs • Plan creation with marketing and sales operations. • Channel, market and financial analytics with regional leads • Team voice in 1-2 year strategy planning REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS • Bachelor’s degree required, with 10+ years of industry experience preferably in apparel buying and/or merchandising. • Keen eye for product and awareness of apparel trends and landscape; specific emphasis on athletic apparel business • Experience with product planning, sales forecasting and working to budgets • Knowledge of channel segmentation, range architecture, product assortments, concept drivers, and product flow. • Leadership skills with the ability to influence. • Excellent interpersonal skills with the desire to build lasting relationships internally and with retail partners. • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills are essential. • Superior communication skills, especially presentation skills. • Computer skills including advanced Excel • Travel required Our Benefits:Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. In addition to a comprehensive traditional benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc.) we proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks – opportunities like on/offsite seminars, customized team building sessions, tuition reimbursement, and various mentorship programs – that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. You’ll also enjoy a flexible work schedule, gym discounts, fitness reimbursements, and volunteer opportunities, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword – it’s part of our culture.Learn more about our company benefits.Equal Opportunity Employer: New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran. APPLY NOW