Retail Stores Merchandiser

Carhartt
Dearborn, MI, USA
Posted 17 days ago
Full time

Position Details

Position Location: Dearborn

Department: D2C

Reports To: Sr Mechandiser Retail Stores

Job Classification: Hybrid

FLSA: Exempt

Job Band: Professional

Summary

The Merchandiser develops the seasonal merchandise strategy to drive retail store business growth against the financial plan, partnering with the cross functional team to create fast, easy and meaningful shopping experiences for our consumer. Responsibilities include assortment and investment strategies, analyzing sales to create business and product recaps, identifying business opportunities, influencing the cross functional team, testing and responding, providing in store visual guidance and monitoring the market.

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 in stores and maximize revenue and conversion
  • Build assortments and strategies aligned to overall category and D2C strategy; Balance the art and science when assisting in product selection by store
  • Collaborate with cross functional team to align and support strategies across total D2C
  • Partner closely with the wholesale product team to understand and influence product assortment options
  • Analyze current business trends; Identify business opportunities through sales performance analysis and partner with cross functional team to execute on opportunities
  • 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. Partner with the cross functional teams to execute on these opportunities
  • Participate in the development of an annual and seasonal financial revenue plan and monthly forecast by assigned category to maximize product profitability, internal gross margin and inventory management.
  • Mine customer feedback via store associate feedback, online ratings & reviews, groundbreaker touchpoints and in store firsthand experiences to identify optimization opportunities
  • Build monthly visual merchandising presentation guidelines based on business goals and product strategies
  • Manage partnerships with third party vendors to build and execute relevant assortments that support the store strategy and improve the customer experience
  • Communicate seasonal strategies, product information, flow timing and in store presentation guidance in a collaborative way to key cross functional team and leadership
  • Seek new opportunities to grow the business and further personal & professional development
Education
  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred in Business Administration or Merchandising
  • Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of degree
Required Skills And Experience
  • 4 or more years of merchandising, retail experience or industry related experience
  • Apparel, retail or consumer products experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with visual merchandising tools a plus
  • Ability and desire to work at both the tactical/operational and strategic levels
  • Strong quantitative/analytical skills and mindset
  • 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%)
  • Hybrid location: Associate will work on-site regularly as needed for work activities.
  • Tobacco Free

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