Women's Merchandise Analyst - Billabong

Irvine California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
COMPANY OVERVIEW:                                                                      
Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company-owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e- commerce channels.
SUMMARY:
The Women's Merchandising Analyst will develop, manage and execute the merchandise strategy, line plan, architecture, and forecasting / planning for allocated Billabong Womens Categories.  Ownership of department merchandise analytics from end to end within the brands C2C process. This position will report to the Merchandise Manager.
This role resides in the Billabong Corporate Office in Irvine, CA. and is planned to move to Huntington Beach, CA in 2019. 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Analysis: Aggregates and distills all available analytics (sell in / sell through / marketplace data / etc) to build firm financial foundation for Men’s inline architecture.
Monthly marketplace reporting and analysis ownership (Action Watch, category deep dives, DTC sell thru, wholesale sell thru, etc)
Seasonal hindsight and Hi-Lo reporting at all key milestones
Planning / Forecasting:  revenue, unit volume, IGM, and option count / productivity for Women’s product ranges across business units / channels for all categories.  Manages all seasonal business forecasting through the product creation process from architecture to final PO placement.
Work with M&D in line reviews at seasonal milestones for all categories from design concept to production.
Assist with M&D responsibilities of Seasonal catalogs and line guides including product data integrity, product image maintenance, and digital NuOrder line sheets
Marketplace:  in depth knowledge of market, trends, innovation, competition, and product
Communication:  Ensures clear and consistent communication with cross-functional sales, retail, marketing and demand planning teams
Partner with planning on seasonal purchase orders, assuring on time delivery from salesmen samples to bulk production.
Maintain and update sales rep communication.
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION:
Bachelors Degree, Business administration or Retail Merchandising preferred
4+ years experience in Apparel and accessory product (merchandising, buying, selling, development )
Strong Product/Design aesthetic/high taste level
Knowledge of product development calendar, timelines and deliverables
Ability to analyze current business and help identify and predict future product opportunities/trends
Must be able to multi task and work in fast paced environment
Must be proactive with a solution/result oriented attitude
Must have excellent verbal and written communication and follow through skills
Must be highly organized and detailed oriented
Strong Analytical skills
Must be PC and MAC computer literate in Applications – Excel, Adobe Illustrator, , Qlikview, PLM, SAP
Experience in womens apparel, footwear and accessory categories
Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including:  Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans