Merchandise Manager, US Marketplace, Men's & Kids' - UGG

Goleta, CA, USA
Posted 2 hours ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Manufacturing,Retail
Job Title:

Merchandise Manager, US Marketplace, Men’s & Kids’ - UGG

Reports to: Sr. Director, Merchandising, US FLG

Location: Goleta Hybrid

The RoleThe Merchandising Manager for UGG Men’s & Kids’ Footwear is responsible for leading, executing, and communicating the strategic Merchandising vision for the UGG Men’s & Kids’ Footwear business in the U.S. Marketplace. The Manager will ensure the marketplace assortment will drive brand priorities and strategies while meeting or exceeding our regional and category financial targets. Responsible for the entire marketplace, the Merchandising Manager will ensure DTC is the best expression of Men’s & Kids’ footwear while having a differentiated and compelling assortment in the wholesale channel. This position will report to the Senior Director of Merchandising FLG U.S. and will engage with several cross-functional teams including Product Line Management, Design, Brand Planning, DTC & Wholesale Planning and Allocation, Sales Operations, Global and U.S. Marketing, Demand and Supply Planning, Visual Merchandising, e-Commerce, U.S. Sales, Retail Field/Operations, and Consumer Insights.

We celebrate diversity--of your background, your experiences and your unique identity. We are committed to ensuring an inclusive and equitable workplace where all of our employees can Come as They Are. We believe that when we bring our different perspectives to work, we are truly Better Together.Your Impact The primary functions of this role, include but are not limited to:

Business Strategy

  • Responsible to create a vision and strategy for the men’s & kids’ footwear category for the U.S. marketplace.
  • Partner with Brand Planning and the DTC & Wholesale Planning teams on long range - 5 year rolling forecasts.
  • Align DTC & Wholesale seasonal financial forecasts with Regional Input Templates (Regional Briefs), Brand MFP, Omni MFP, KPIs and targets.
  • Develop range plans that deliver brand and channel objectives.
  • Ensure flawless execution of all brand strategies and initiatives across the marketplace.
  • Collaborate with Product Creation, Planning and Allocation teams on strategic management of key product franchises.
  • Guide the tops-down sales, margin, inventory, and style-color count targets for each season, in collaboration with DTC and Wholesale Planning teams.
  • Collaborate with DTC and Wholesale Planning to continuously improve seasonal data and metric capture to guide in-season and future-season strategies.
  • Direct a deep understanding of the consumer targets (Culture Creator, Culture Changemaker and Conscious Brand Hero) across the Men’s & Kids’ Merchandising Team and apply these insights throughout the Go- to- Market process.
  • Optimize seasonal assortments to maximize key stories while assuring there is differentiation across the marketplace; DTC and within the wholesale channel.
  • Ensure assortment plans achieve style-color count and productivity targets.
  • Unlock new opportunities through creative use of assortment building and inventory management best practices.
  • Lead the preparation and organization for Men’s & Kids’ footwear presentations / meetings: End of season recaps, In- season updates, Quarterly and Monthly Business reviews, Sales Meetings, Store Manager Conferences, DTC Investment Reviews, DTC Visual Retail Merchandising meetings, Wholesale Strategic Roll- out, and all Omni report- outs for each milestone meeting (Initial Line Review Final Line Review).
  • Take an action-oriented approach to managing the business in season.
  • Attend Consensus & Demand Review meetings to communicate and cascade updates as needed.
  • Partner with Allocation to optimize inventory across channels DTC E-Com Retail & wholesale.
  • Make recommendations for exit strategies for slow sellers.
  • Provide forward-looking product-driven inputs to monthly Open to Buy and Recap meetings.
  • Possess a deep understanding of the competitive landscape and marketplace trends to inform decisions.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Merchandising Managers across all genders, categories and channels, Women’s, Apparel & Accessories and the Value channel, inclusive of Koolaburra by UGG for a unified marketplace view.
People Management
  • Lead, manage and direct the daily, weekly and monthly tasks and projects for the Men’s & Kids’ Footwear Merchandising team.
  • Balance workload and priorities to ensure an adherence to deadlines and successful execution of targets.
  • Develop and mentor the team on core competencies to support job satisfaction, retention, and future talent development.
  • Drive effective succession planning.
  • Evolve roles and responsibilities as needed to align with our strategic goals and vision.
  • Foster a team culture that supports business objectives and Deckers values.
Who You Are
  • Skilled in retail and wholesale metrics
  • Experience analyzing data to inform future strategies
  • Proficient in Excel and retail math
  • Proven track record of delivering financial results
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Team player and advocate for the team, and region
  • Strong at training others and creating development plans
  • Ability to set priorities, foster cohesion and motivate the team
  • Positive attitude, responsible approach, and a self-starter
  • Lead by example and willing to dive into the details
  • Able to partner and influence across a matrixed organization
  • Able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with peers and cross-functional teams
  • Action oriented and forward looking
  • Change management skills
  • Possess a passion for product
  • Required to travel 15% - 20% annually
We’d love to hear from people with
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of Merchandising or Buying experience
  • 2+ years managing others
  • Footwear experience preferred
  • Retail experience preferred
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.

$120,000 - $125,000

The salary range posted reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this role in our Goleta, CA location. Individual pay will be determined by location and additional factors, including job related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity Diversity and inclusion are key to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds who share a passion for our brands. We welcome qualified applicants regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, military or veteran status, mental or physical disability, medical condition and all of the other beautiful parts of your identity.

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