Product Merchandising Manager, NA Wholesale, FLG at Deckers Outdoor Corporation

Posted in Manufacturing 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Goleta, California

Job Description:

Job Title: Product Merchandising Manager, NA Wholesale FLG

Reports to: Director of Merchandising, NA Wholesale, FLG

Location:  Goleta or remote (willing to travel frequently)

The Role

Reporting directly to the Director of Merchandising, for US Wholesale, the Product Merchandising Manager will be responsible for driving assortment direction, category vision and marketplace strategies for all of Footwear. As a leader on the Merchandising team, the Product Merchandising Manager utilizes an in-depth understanding of the business, consumer, and marketplace to be a key influencer in shaping the seasonal product offering and strategy, from concept to launch. As an industry, category & market expert, your job is to be the go-to person for all product related matters & be the voice of our market.

Your Impact
1) Own the Merchandising Go-To-Market calendar from Brief to Sales Launch: partner with all the key stakeholders at each key milestone and deliver an assortment of product that meets the financial & strategic needs of the Ugg brand & North America wholesale market

2) Partners & collaborates with cross-functional leaders, including Sales, PLM, Design, Marketing, Demand Planning, Sales Ops & more to ensure alignment

3) Communication & Presentation: Efficient & effective communication required within team and with cross-functional team members. Present the line to internal & external stakeholders. Support sales team where necessary

4) Assortment Planning: Create Merchandise Financial Plan for North America Wholesale to support departmental and brand growth plans. Segment, differentiate the line & influence price architecture to target different consumer groups and distribution channels

5) Team Leader: Lead a team of two people with plans to grow further in FY23. Foster an environment of trust, open communication & development. 

Who You Are

A commercially astute individual with an in-depth market knowledge and understanding of the North America fashion retail landscape. You will have a superior ‘eye’ for product and demonstrate an excellent understanding of the Brand Vision.  You must be an effective communicator and influencer and be able to build collaborative and successful relationships across the business.  You must also display excellent analytical skills and be able to convey findings of analysis in an impactful way. Effective team leading experience is also a must have.

We’d love to hear from people with

  • 8+ years of fashion product merchandising experience (footwear preferred but not necessary), preferably within the branded wholesale channel

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of degree

  • Expert knowledge of retail analytics, metrics, attributes & kpis

  • Demonstrates a high level of understanding of merchandising within a wholesale branded environment

  • Ability to strategize & see the “bigger picture”

  • Experience in category leadership

  • Balance of conceptual thinking coupled with analytics/business acumen

  • Ability & willingness to travel, sometimes for extended periods

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel & Powerpoint, experience using other product or retail systems (for e.g Oracle, PLM, Microstrategy, O9, SAP etc

  • Excellent communicator and confident presenter

  • Results and solutions-oriented leader with people management & team building experience

  • High level of integrity, collaborative, and willingness to “pitch in” where needed

  • Attention to detail with the ability to multi-task work under pressure and prioritize

What We'll Give You –

  • Competitive Pay and Bonuses - We’ve created a variety of competitive compensation programs to foster career development, reward success and to show our employees just how much they’re valued.

  • Financial Planning and wellbeing - No matter what financial goals our employees have set, we want to help them get there. Our plans provide powerful ways to protect income, pay for expenses and invest in the future.

  • Time away from work - Sometimes we need time away to be with family, focus on our health or just simply recharge. Our plans support our employees’ needs to get out, get healthy and come back stronger than ever.

  • Extras, discounts and perks - Being a valued member of the Deckers Brands team means more than just a paycheck. From generous discounts to community-based programs, we offer a variety of cool extras

  • Growth and Development - Deckers Brands was built on the idea of pursuing passion. That’s why we offer extensive opportunities and support for personal and professional development.

  • Health and Wellness - There’s nothing basic about our comprehensive health and wellness programs and offerings. While at work and at play, we aim to support a healthy lifestyle.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.