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Divisional Merchandise Manager (Women's)

Divisional Merchandise Manager (Women's)

Full time, Salaried

Bellevue, WA

A top active/outdoor clothing brand is looking for a Divisional Merchandise Manager to lead the Women's Merchandising team and support their VP Merchandising. As a division leader, the DMM will develop, communicate and execute assigned merchandising strategies that meet financial and marketing objectives.

Responsibilities

Core Accountabilities:

  • Develop divisional strategies that achieve company EBITDA objectives.
  • Establish “strategic view of the line” (SVL) targets for the division across price, wearing occasion and style life cycle; optimizing assigned assortment for Full Price and Outlet Business.
  • Direct and oversee MAP process for the division. 
  • Responsible for strategic direction of assigned line; which to categories to grow, maintain, or decline.
  • Approve assortment selection, product flow and pricing for the division. 
  • Pre-plan and manage workload and calendar adherence for the division.
  • Read and react to current business/trends, partner with planning on managing product selling life cycle.  Guide reaction to chase and optimize.
  • Thoroughly analyze divisional/departmental performance to inform future merchandising strategies.
  • Oversee preparation of seasonal business plans and postgame meetings.
  • Ability to spot emerging trends at a macro level and filter for the brand.
  • Establish naming conventions in partnerships with Legal, Creative and Design.
  • Partner with Creative, Visual and Marketing to create an exciting customer experience.
  • Ensure clear product messages are communicated and productivity is maximized.
  • Direct and oversee the delivery of clear, comprehensive product information to Creative and Marketing partners at a brand/divisional level. 
  • Pre-plan and manage workload and calendar adherence for the division.
  • Guide merchandising team to think critically, understand and translate product trends, and deliver high output while driving strong business results.
  • Mentor merchandising team with an eye toward succession planning.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality.  Strive to build the best product.
  • Report and react to returns data and customer ratings/reviews.

Leadership Expectations:

  • Operate with the highest level of conduct, integrity, and confidentiality; setting the example for leaders and associates.
  • Develop and nurture strong cross functional partnerships; driving business results and inspiring a culture of transparency, collaboration, and accountability.
  • Serve as an advocate in the industry and marketplace.
  • Recruit, identify, develop, and retain talent that delivers performance excellence.
  • As a manager, serve as a leader of company culture, norms, and conduct.
  • Ability to balance a strong management presence with a high level of approachability, encouraging and eliciting associate feedback and interaction.

Qualifications

Education/Experience Required:

  • 4 year Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Merchandising or other related field.
  • 10+ years business experience, preferably for a specialty vertical retailer
  • 5 years managerial experience, leading a team.
  • Excellent in person presentation skills.  Required to demonstrate a high level of confidence and point of view and poise in front of CEO and Senior Management.
  • Required to verbally articulate business strategy in to CEO and Senior Management.
  • Strong written communication skills.  Required to create BOD slides that clearly and accurately report business results and future projections.
  • Independently able to drive a business  and thrive in a fast paced, ever changing environment
  • Able to lead and inspire team with a high level of professional maturity.
  • Committed to positive leadership by fostering an environment of trust, passion and pride.
  • Ability to listen, negotiate and resolve conflicts with all levels of management. 
  • Strong Technical skills including but not limited to:  Outlook, Word, advanced Excel, and Power Point.

24 Seven is an award-winning creative staffing and recruiting firm that connects high caliber talent with leading brands, marketing departments, design firms, ad and interactive agencies. For nearly 20 years, 24 Seven has been providing temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire and executive search solutions to leading organizations across many industries, including digital marketing, creative services, technology, e-commerce, fashion and beauty. We support our clients' evolving talent demands with offices in New York, London, Toronto, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Orange County, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta.