Senior Merchant, Kids

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 12 days ago

JOB DESCRIPTION
You’re an original. So are we.

We’re a company of people who like to forge our own path. We invented the blue jean in 1873, and we reinvented khaki pants in 1986. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines in manufacturing. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do. Our brands stand for freedom and self-expression around the world.

Where we lead, others follow. For more than 160 years, we’ve used the strength of our brands to lead with our values and make an outsized impact on the world. We employ more than 15,000 people globally to support our great brands: Levi’s®, Dockers®, Denizen® and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™

In this role as the Senior Merchant for kids, you will inform and assist in developing a consumer and market relevant, category-leading product leveraging the customer, trends and competitive intelligence that delivers against financial and brand equity goals. You will report to the the Merchandising Director, Accessories and Licensed Categories.

More specifically, in this role, you will:

⏵ Partner with the licensee to develop a compelling and consistent global product offering for a category or segment, aligned with big ideas of the brand

⏵ Interpret and incorporate local brief requirements in developing a global brief to the licensee partner

⏵ Create an assortment strategy based on analysis of both the Levi's and competitor market place while considering global and local requirements

⏵ Influence other internal and external partners around strategic vision with your communication skills

⏵ Partner with the director on global strategy and the long range category plan

⏵ Provide input to the brand's annual business plan

⏵ Participate and present in monthly and quarterly business review meetings and update the licensee partner on product sales

⏵ Monitor and share competitor trends including pricing strategies for different markets

⏵ Mentor and potentially manage one or more coordinator, associate or merchant

⏵ Partner with global merchants for alignment and buyer merchant leads to gain specific geographic expertise

⏵ Engage and educate affiliates to ensure understanding of merchandising recommendations and develop insights into the local markets

Qualifications:

⏵ Bachelor's degree in related discipline (8+ years combined college education and work experience may be substituted for a degree)

⏵ Minimum 5 years direct merchandising experience working at an apparel manufacturer, retailer or marketer

⏵ Minimum 3 years in a management role with responsibility for team leadership and development

⏵ In-depth knowledge of merchandising and design trends in the global marketplace

⏵ Knowledge of garment design and construction

⏵ Knowledge of cost of goods

⏵ Communication skills are key including presentation, influence and negotiation

⏵ Can mentor and train others

⏵ Recognized as a category expert

⏵ Global experience is highly preferred

We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we've got you covered. Here's a small snapshot:

⏵ 401K match: $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save.

⏵ Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations

⏵ Product discount of 40% off regular-price merchandise

Our 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 or family status, 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.

LOCATION1155 Battery St. San Francisco, CA, 94111FULL TIME/PART TIMEFull time