Merchandiser (Workwear)

Dickies®, a VF Company
Fort Worth, TX, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Join the Dickies Family

Dickies has spent nearly a century crafting innovative workwear known for its performance, durability and comfort. Since 1922, Dickies continues its long legacy of designing quality workwear and work-inspired apparel at a price anyone can afford. What began as a humble denim bib overall company has grown into a worldwide force, weaving together cultural movements with a rigorous commitment to straightforward style and long-lasting ingenuity.

In 2017, Dickies was acquired by VF Corporation, the parent company of global powerhouse brands such as Vans®, The North Face® and Timberland®. Powerful brands that are fueled by insights and innovation put us at the heart of our consumers’ lives. Many of our brands lead their respective categories, and some have risen to iconic status. VF is the ideal steward to honor the Dickies heritage while providing a platform for growth that ensures continued success for another century. We are a purpose-led company that seeks not only to succeed in business, but also to leverage our success and resources to make the world better. We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet.

Merchandiser (Workwear)

The Merchandiser (Workwear) works directly with the Director of Merchandising and the merchandising team in planning, organizing and developing product line from strategic planning through retail placement to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial and corporate growth objectives.

*As of October 18, 2021, this position requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on the first day of employment, absent need for medical or religious accommodations or other exemptions as allowed by state and local law. Further information is provided during the recruitment process.

How You Will Make a Difference

• Contribute to development and implementation of strategic plan for product lines.

• Monitor category competitive market, consumer trends and products in the marketplace.

• Maintain a strong understanding of and insight into the category apparel market.

• Present seasonal line to internal and external stakeholders.

• Work cross functionally within Dickies to ensure all calendar and development targets are met to optimize growth and profitability of product lines.

• Coordinate with sales as needed to tailor programs and act as a resource for trade development.

• Identify and implement cost reduction and product improvement programs.

• Assist merchandising and design in full product creation process, from brief through production.

• Manage assortment plans and provide regular reporting on SKU management, style profitability and costs.

• Ensure issue resolution in production, delivery or quality assurance issues within merchandising department.

• Maintain merchandising systems to support style development, product packaging, and product pricing.

• Contribute to positioning and promotional strategies for product lines.

• Assist in creating competitive analysis for strategy formulation.

• Responsible for maintaining seasonal product (sample) lines for current (in market) and future (in development).

• Responsible for ensuring all samples are organized and easily accessible.

• Manage samples requirements/availability for photo shoots; fashion shows, tradeshows, sales meetings, showrooms, market weeks.

• Respond to requests from Sales and other departments regarding Field sales sample requests; items for Creative; various sample requests.

• Go to Market meetings, preparation of documents and room(s) set up/tear down.

• This role may require hours that exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week, especially when working at peak periods and/or on rush/special projects.

Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Skills for Success

• Bachelor’s degree in merchandising, marketing, business administration or related field.

• Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in merchandising discipline. Understanding of multi-channel retail and multi-product categories preferred.

• Excellence in all MS Office suite programs; PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

• Strong presentation skills and high comfort level of giving presentations in front of groups.

• Ability to communicate professionally via phone and e-mail.

• Strategic planning skills.

• Proficiency at multitask assignments.

• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.

• Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

• Ability to analyze sales numbers, profit margins, costing and pricing and develop insights/recommendations based on the analysis.

What’s in it For You

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF?” to learn more.

Our Parent Company, VF Corporation

VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com

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