Merchandise Manager

Irvine California
Required Experience: 5 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 9 days ago

Founded by Curt and Ryan Flaitz in upstate New York, PSD is an underwear brand supported by leading names in the NBA (Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler), NFL (Baker Mayfield), eGaming (Ninja) and a deep licensing portfolio. The brand has a strong social medial presence, a robust online business, and targets a distinct customer demographic within mainstream sports. PSD has partnered with La Jolla Group to leverage its back-end capabilities to grow the brand to the next level. Join our team and enjoy a casual work environment, onsite gym, discount on clothes, summer hours and employer provided lunches! We believe our employees are our strongest asset and invest in their growth by focusing on developing their strengths.

General Summary

PSD is seeking a strong merchant that demonstrates strategy in assortment planning as well as a clear understanding of the sourcing, development, and production process. The ideal candidate must be skilled in building cross-functional teams, demonstrate exceptional communication and critical decision-making skills throughout the product life cycle. Must be an adaptable and transformational leader with an ability to work independently, as well as in a group environment that capitalizes on brand opportunities that facilitates achievement of organizational goals.

Must be able to work effectively in a small, fast pace environment solving for workload fluctuations by supporting development/production associate as well as graphics team.

Essential Job Functions


⏵ Create seasonal line architecture/numeric plans

⏵ Research competitive positioning and trends

⏵ Coordinate initial forecast, by style, based on design and historical sales data

⏵ Set cost targets based on pricing strategy and historical data

⏵ Provide cross functional leadership– ensure decisions are made and design/ development process progresses

⏵ Works closely with sales directors to learn key account business and build necessary relationships

⏵ Manage special projects.

⏵ Recap all meeting notes with all cross-functional partners from seasonal reviews

⏵ Evaluates current business processes to identify improvements and leverage infrastructure

⏵ Build yearly development calendar by season starting with Line Arch/Numeric plans to Sales meeting and buy dates.

⏵ Manage and maintain yearly budgets

⏵ Approve all costing and margin

⏵ Solve and Support Seasonal workflow fluctuations

⏵ Manage Inline and SMU Product

PSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information and any other characteristics protected by law.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


⏵ Knowledge of company products services, policies, and procedures.

⏵ Knowledge of supervisory requirements and practices.

⏵ Skill in completing multiple tasks at once.

⏵ Skill in oral and written communication.

⏵ Skill in operating office and technological equipment and software.

⏵ Ability to communicate professionally with coworkers, customers, and vendors.

⏵ Ability to work independently and meet managerial goals.

⏵ Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

⏵ Ability to organize daily activities of self and others and to work as a team player.

⏵ Ability to problem-solve

⏵ Strong business orientation and analytical aptitude

⏵ Ability to work independently and manage cross functional team members

⏵ Strong time-management and organizational skills

Required Education and Experience


⏵ BA/BS in business, merchandising, or related field

⏵ 5+ years related project management experience

Physical Requirements

Seeing: Must be able to see well enough to read reports.
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with customers, vendors and employees.
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about company building.
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop or kneel to pick up products.
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to type and use technical sources.