Supply Chain Merchandiser

COS
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion
Company Description

COS is a fashion brand for women and men who want timeless, modern, functional and considered design. Offering reinvented classics and wardrobe essentials, we create pieces that are made to last beyond the season. Since launching in 2007 we have opened stores in over 40 countries worldwide, all in carefully considered locations, applying a design concept that preserves the buildings’ original features whilst creating a modern, contemporary space.

Job Description

Job Responsibility including but not limited to:

  • Act as the key leadership function for merchandising to maximize selling for the North American market (US & Canada)
    • Provide analysis on stock, income, buying levels and selling
    • Create, drive and follow up on weekly commercial focuses
    • Actively look for strategic market opportunities through analysis and quantification Create targets and track performance via KPI’s
    • Analyze and optimize customer offering in the region through deep diving in price competitiveness, stock income timing, store assortment, store distribution, and buy quantities
    • Drive ad hoc analysis that strengthens product availability and identifies selling potential
    • Spearhead process efficiencies. Build and maintain analytical tools and reporting that support the actions of the merchandising team
    • Present seasonal hindsights and quarterly recaps
    • Support initiatives, influence budgets, and ensure optimize assortments for store expansion
  • Optimize stock by determining and driving allocation strategies, with an active focus on stock freshness and planned markdown strategies
    • Set and implement the allocation strategy for the region, aiming to have the right assortment and stock level in every location in the region
    • Analyze performance and set weekly action plans. Follow up-and monitor the target stock levels of both channels
    • Key lead in creating robust seasonal markdown plans and promotion strategies. Track and report on performance. Partner with Finance/Controlling to ensure financial objectives will be met
    • Set initial allocation and replenishment strategies. Drive execution through collaboration with Merchants and Area Controllers
    • Establish store quantity parameters based on sales trends
    • Optimize omni-channel stock levels by initiating stock between channels
    • Analyze and give recommendations on delivery frequency
    • Propose actions to keep balanced stock and stock freshness
    • Work with Area Controllers to set a common strategy for allocation and in-store operations
  • Optimize the supply chain from warehouse to customer in both channels through constant communication and collaborating with logistics
    • Investigate issues and consistently follow-up to drive results
    • Set best practices to find new, better ways of working
    • Communicate and follow-up with Logistics, Merchants and Area Teams to synchronize all functions
    • Collaborate with the Buying Office to plan seasonal strategies and ensure optimized buy strategy
    • Collaborate with the buying team to set a seasonal ST% strategy for North America, with action plans to achieve full-price goal
    • Help establish new process in regional market planning. Analyze and determine departmental plans and market % allocation
    • Establish minimize quantities to protect and analyze optimal size curves

Qualifications

Minimum Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with finance, mathematics or economics major
  • 4+ years’ experience in retail management, preferably with a multi-faceted background in merchandising, planning, allocation and/or finance/controlling
  • Experience working in omni channel vertical retail environment highly desire
  • Competencies:
  • Excellent analytical skills and financial acumen
  • Self-motivated initiator, thought-leader, and motivating collaborator that thrives in fast-paced, entrepreneurial, results-driven environments
  • Innovative and able to dive deep into raw data to extract business opportunities
  • Able to present complex analysis, express ideas clearly, establish buy-in, and influence effectively cross-functionally and cross-culturally to diverse audiences
  • Quick-learner and strategic-thinker that can flex between high and low views, short and long-term
  • Solutions based-problem solvers that can investigate and source root issues
  • Proven leadership abilities, strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Sales-driven and results-oriented
  • Excellent communication, organizational and decision-making skills
  • Flexible, quick-to-adapt and able to take feedback
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, SAP inventory management and data warehouse tools
  • Be able to travel up to 30% of the time, both domestic and international

Additional Information

Job Status:

Exempt, Salary

EEOC Classification:PRO

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