Merchandise Manager, Men's Underwear - CALVIN KLEIN
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Posted 5 days ago
The Merchandise Manager is a key partner in the execution of North America product strategies for the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger Mens Underwear Division. He or she will be focused on driving business through productive skus, assorting margin rich programs towards growth and future business opportunities.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:
Line ArchitecturePartner with sub-regions to understand and represent the business needs of North America Wholesale, Australia, Canada, Mexico & Panama.
Partner with the Director to synergize sku needs into one consolidated brand architecture that supports the Wholesale and Retail businesses.
Work closely with Design and Supply partners to ensure garment aesthetic and pricing are in line with regional business needs.
Present sku plan and seasonal strategy to the team.
Ensure all calendar deliverables are met, ensuring proper preparation meetings are scheduled.
Build channel specific product assortment based on account needs, historical analysis, trend and budget.
Become the liaison for North America Regional Teams in building seasonal assortments covering all channel needs from development strategy through buy.Track, Monitor and Recap progress of key items, big ideas, best sellers and product stories to strategise towards business growth and future development.
Ownership of seasonal projections based on analysis of LY and go forward product strategies.
Influence regional decision making at key milestone meetings, sign offs and line adoption.
Partner with global merchandising on projections and style adoption metrics
Conduct continual market and trend research to identify opportunities to grow the business and strengthen the collection.
Quarterly business report outs to cross functional team
Ensure seasonal buy is meeting or exceeding margin targets.
Create and maintain all seasonal reporting documents (line decks/margin/strategy and budget template/capacity/add-drop).
Ensure line matrix and system accuracy (xpc, 7th on line)
Manage product development calendar deliverables
Support to Sales Team on all Market NeedsOwn seasonal sales meetings and line freeze.
Create all sales sample requests
Procurement/Communication of all sales samples
Build accurate and detailed Collateral to support the Sales team in market (Line Lists, Assortment Guides).
Showroom Set up.
Partner with sales to identify exclusive product needs.
Ensure brand initiatives and marketed styles are represented in the buys.
Ensure assortment direction is maintained in early commit and bulk buy process with operations.
Conduct weekly market touch bases with the Sales team, as well as attend market appointments where applicable.
Cross functional PartnerFamiliarity with all off price assortments to create opportunity for leverage.
Attends all internal weekly meetings
Ability to identify product and program opportunity through selling data, team feedback and analyzing the competitive landscape.
Partner to marketing to ensure large investment styles are being promoted.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 5+years in a fashion merchandising. Wholesale and retail vertical product development experience strongly preferred.
Previous experience in Merchandising, Buying, Product Development is strongly preferred.
Education: Bachelors Degree in related field
Strategic thinker who recognizes opportunities and can influence decision makers to move to execution
Strong product sense with proven experience in driving product assortments and partnering with Design to conceive product concepts that drive business
Strong problem solving, interpersonal and organizational skills
High level of analytical skills and conceptual creative ability
Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills