Job descriptionESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Build a balanced growth plan for Sandals categories using consumer-first approach that incorporates operational and financial realities and drives end to end quality
•Expand the existing lifestyle business with clear penetration targets, excellent assortments, and compelling ready-made go-to-market sales pitches.
•Use consumer, competitor and data insights and drive the vision for the future
•Co-create the product strategy with the Sr. Manager of Category Management and cascade down through your team
•Analyze the business, and drive actions that will capitalize on opportunities and mitigate weakness. Seek after success and pivot on failures prioritizing speed to match the pace of the consumer.
•Ensure comp products and volume are protected, but also build space for newness to drive incremental growth and whitespace opportunities for the brand.
•Drive triad collaboration with design, development / innovation, and merchandising
•Lead through empowerment, focusing on people development, encouraging a culture of curiosity, consumer centricity and analysis
•5+ years applicable category management experience, preferably with a background in Sandals
•2+ years of team management experience
•Strong cross-functional influencing skills
•Effective communication with senior leadership
•Consistent record of success at other globally brands, preferably apparel or footwear
•Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to influence and engage others
•Ability to lead with empowerment, agility and be comfortable in a fast-paced environment
•Ability to travel domestically/globally