Senior Merchandiser, Lucky Brand

Lucky Brand
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 19 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion
Overview

The Senior Merchant will lead the the Women’s fashion business and provide analytical and statistical data that supports the development of seasonal merchandise line plans. They will collaborate with cross - functional teams to create a cohesive, well-priced seasonal collection in order to hit sales and merchandising deliverables as set by Division.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and drive seasonal strategies that meet financial targets and aligns to the divisional strategy
  • Provide thorough and meaningful analysis of departmental businesses and effectively articulate learning’s to senior management and cross-functional partners. Identify risks and opportunities based on analysis and make recommendations for reacting to current business
  • Create and articulate departmental seasonal line plans to guide design, product development and production and support divisional objectives
  • Merchandise and present seasonal product assortments that meet financial targets and maximize divisional objectives
  • Rank styles based on historical and current product performance
  • Create and communicate departmental pricing strategies that align with brand positioning
  • Provide monthly receipt reconciliation and review departmental sales, receipt flow, inventory, and margin projections for monthly Open to Buy meetings
  • Participate in building pre-line class plans that align with departmental and divisional strategies
  • Create and maintain accurate assortment (cadence) sheets and buy plans. Communicate changes to appropriate business partners on an on-going and timely basis.
  • Run weekly cross-functional and open issues meetings with production and design ensuring attention to detail throughout the entire product development cycle. Ensure timely recapping and updating as a result of weekly meeting.
  • Participate and present weekly business analysis to leadership showing action oriented results and pivots based on business trend.
  • Maintain and demonstrate expert knowledge of customer base through participation in field conference calls, frequently visiting stores and constantly reaching out for direct consumer feedback.
  • Maintain and demonstrate constant understanding of the competitive environment
  • Participate in fitting garments and reviewing product details to ensure execution meets design aesthetic and remains commercially viable
  • Create a track record of making the right recommendations to drive the business
  • Effectively manage and develop direct reports

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of merchandising or retail buying experience
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Proficient in Microsoft excel
  • Ability to act as a liaison between many departments
  • Understanding of business driver components (eg. sales reports, history, and company trends)
  • Organized with time management skills; excellent with coordinating timelines and delivering on multiple deadlines
  • Business acumen
  • Detail-oriented, process-oriented, and able to handle multiple tasks at once; Ability to handle multiple and competing projects
  • Passion and eye for product
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills

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