JOB DESCRIPTION We believe that clothes — and how you make them — can make a difference. Since 1853, we’ve been obsessed with innovation to meet people’s needs. We invented the first blue jean. And we reinvented khaki pants. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines for our manufacturing partners. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do. A company doesn’t last more than 160 years by standing still. It endures by reinventing itself, striving to delight its consumers, winning in the marketplace and by remaining true to its values. We employ thousands of people around the world to support our great brands: Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ and Denizen®. Our employees are committed to innovation, creativity and collaboration. Put simply, if you’re looking for a new opportunity, this is a great place to grow your career. The Director of Merchandising, Global Men's Tops is responsible for the development & implementation of the Global Category Strategies for Levi’s® Men’s Global Tops. You will lead the Tops Global Merchandising team by setting the category vision, long range growth initiatives and global product architecture in order to meet and exceed financial goals and consumer expectations in line with brand vision. You will inspire a consumer focused, growth-minded, innovative, and team-oriented approach while driving key growth initiatives across the globe. About The Job:
⏵ Responsible for the development of the seasonal product architecture in service to overall business strategies/financial plans and in line with brand expectations.
⏵ Clearly communicate and engage the the Global Merchandising strategic initiatives and direction with key cross-functional partners (Global Design, Product Development, Global Marketing, Global Planning, Regional Merchandising) in a compelling manner that inspires alignment and execution to a common vision.
⏵ Lead assorting activities against global offer in service to category strategies and regional business needs.
⏵ Lead the team in preparation for Global milestones including Brief, LAW, FLA.
⏵ Deliver consistent qualitative and quantitative product feedback to cross-functional partners & merchandising leadership.
⏵ Align with planning partners to ensure financial needs are met via LRCP and SBP goals.
⏵ Drive marketing discussions to ensure big ideas and seasonal plans are aligned globally.
⏵ Travel throughout marketplace to understand brand opportunities.
⏵ Create a multi-level team that is culturally connected, driven to win, and innovative with a relentless focus on the consumer and the competition. About You:
⏵ Bachelor degree required.
⏵ Proven working knowledge of apparel Merchandising.
⏵ 10+ years experience within the apparel industry.
⏵ Proven experience in developing and implementing effective business processes and managing complex, cross-functional projects.
⏵ Ability to effectively interact with executive level roles
⏵ Ability to effectively problem solve
⏵ Strong collaboration skills and the ability to influence key stakeholders
⏵ Strong verbal and written communication skills
⏵ Proficient with software applications, particularly Microsoft Word and Power Point
⏵ Experience managing people and/or direct reports The Company's policy is to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, Vietnam era/disabled veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected classes prohibited by applicable law. Company policy prohibits harassment of applicants or employees on the basis of any protected classes. The Company has established a continuing Affirmative Action Program to assure equal employment opportunity in all its policy decisions affecting recruitment, selection, assignment, promotion, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment. LOCATION1155 Battery St. San Francisco, CA, 94111FULL TIME/PART TIMEFull time