Merchandiser- Direct to Consumer

Carhartt
United StatesWFH / Online
Posted 6 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion
Position Details

Position Location: Dearborn, MI

Department: D2C Merchandising

Reports To: Sr. Merchandiser

FLSA: Exempt

Job Band: Professional

Remote Status: Remote

Summary

The Merchandiser helps develops the seasonal merchandise strategy for licensed categories across ecommerce and retail stores to drive business growth against the financial plan, guiding the cross functional team to create fast, easy and meaningful shopping experiences for our consumer. Responsibilities include editing and building assortment strategies by channel, influencing investments, analyzing sales, GM% and KPIs to identify and prioritize opportunities, influencing the cross functional team, monitoring the market, providing in store visual guidance and digital merchandising direction and partnering with the cross functional team to create clear and impactful stories and consumer experiences.

We are All Leaders at Carhartt

In our words and by our actions, we strive to emulate the hardworking example set forth by our founder, Hamilton Carhartt. We Lead Business by creating value, delivering on results, and making changes along the way. We Lead Self by being inclusive, recognizing that our differences make us stronger as we strive to build a better world, together, for all hardworking people. We Lead Others by communicating and clearly defining the path as we walk bravely into the future. Working at Carhartt, we are all given a seat at the table and the honor of continuing the legacy.

Responsibilities

  • Drive seasonal merchandise strategies and product presentations to create compelling omni-channel experiences and maximize revenue and conversion
  • Buy assortments off the vendor product line and build strategies aligned to overall category and D2C strategy
  • Analyze business trends: Identify opportunities through sales, KPI and consumer performance analysis and partner with cross functional team to execute on opportunities
  • Communicate business results, seasonal strategies and visual presentation guidance to cross functional counterparts in marketing, merchandising, global product, planning, inventory, store operations and store teams, media and third party vendors
  • Monitor the market and competitive set regularly, looking for product trends, market opportunities and visual presentation ideas with a focus on the omni-channel shopping experience
  • Participate in the development of a seasonal financial revenue plan and monthly forecast by category to maximize product profitability, GM$ and inventory management
  • Maintain open to buy with planning and allocation partners to clearly communicate inventory positioning, PO status and chase opportunities
  • Build monthly visual merchandising presentation guidelines based on business goals and product strategies
  • Give insight and direction to site merchants to drive category performance
  • Partner closely with the vendors to build strong working relationships with open lines of communication and influence product assortment options
  • Partner with marketing, creative, third party vendors, integrated media and UX counterparts to ensure storytelling needs are covered daily, weekly, monthly and seasonally
  • Mine consumer feedback via store associates, online ratings and reviews, customer service team and in-store firsthand experiences to identify optimization opportunities
  • Seek new opportunities to grow the business and further personal and professional development

Education

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience required in Merchandising or Related Field

Required Skills And Experience

  • 4 or more years of merchandising, retail experience or industry related experience
  • 1 or more years ecommerce experience
  • Apparel, retail or consumer products experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Experience with online merchandising tools
  • Ability and desire to work at both the tactical/operational and strategic levels
  • Strong quantitative/analytical skills and mindset; general understanding of retail math
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong understanding and passion for product, merchandising, store and website experiences
  • Team player with exceptional collaboration and communication skills
  • General product knowledge of apparel a plus

Working Conditions

  • Office Environment
  • Light Lifting (10-15 lbs.)
  • Weekend Hours
  • Travel (10%)
  • Remote location: Associate will have no regular requirement to be on-site. Travel on-site is limited to special events.
  • Tobacco Free

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