Vice President, Global Men's Merchandising

Levi Strauss & Co.
1532 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Posted 25 days ago
Full time


You’re an original. So are we.

We’re a company of people who like toforgeour own path. We invented the blue jean in 1873, and we reinvented khaki pants in 1986. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines in manufacturing. And wework to buildsustainability into everything we do. Our brands stand for freedom and self-expression around the world.

Where we lead, others follow. For more than 160 years, we’ve used the strength of our brands to lead with our values andmake an outsized impact onthe world. We employ more than 15,000 people globally to support our great brands: Levi’s®, Dockers®, Denizen® and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™

In this role as Vice President of Global Merchandising, you will be responsible for leading Levi’s Men’s Merchandising vision, strategy, and strategic execution globally. As a key leader on the Merchandising leadership team, you will report to the Senior Vice President of Global Merchandising. Using the Company Blueprint and Brand SBP as your guide, you will deliver against the four key pillars of Merchandising transformation: unlocking global markets, driving brand leverage, simplifying our operating model, and empowering our teams. In this role you will lead, influence, partner, listen and respond. You will demonstrate a deep understanding of our brand and our consumers, and an ability to move where the consumer is heading with an informed understanding of what is now and what is next.

About the Job

  • Lead core and seasonal briefing, product line creation and assortments focused on big ideas, category & channel strategies, and long-term profitable growth. Anchor the work of cross-functional teams in the brand vision & SBP, and realization of financial targets.
  • Unlock global markets and drive Brand leverage through close partnership with Cluster teams. Act as a conduit for assessing product needs and requirements through strategic briefing, ensuring relevancy and appropriate assortments at each consumer touch point.
  • Simplify our operating model while empowering teams. Focus teams on high leverage activities that drive the largest return, consumer-centric solutions, and an efficient Go-to-Market offense.
  • Drive a disciplined approach to manage Brand and Product KPIs and feedback loops, including margin, productivity, and commonality targets. Utilize data, insights, and product performance to drive fact-based consumer and business outcomes.

About You

  • Big-picture strategic planning, execution, and agility to drive profitable growth and reduce complexity.
  • Disciplined approach to manage Brand and Product KPI’s including margin, productivity, and commonality targets, leveraging data, insights, and performance.
  • Deep product and product creation knowledge.
  • Go-to-market excellence (global & local markets).
  • Deep understanding of consumer insight, trend, and industry acumen.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Direct-to-Consumer Merchandising acumen.
  • Delivers results.
  • Drives vision & purpose.
  • Leads large-scale, cross-functional change.
  • Embodies the LS&Co. values of integrity, courage, originality, and empathy.
  • Inspiring people leader who builds diverse, inclusive cultures & highly-effective teams.
  • Highly collaborative problem-solver.

Key Experience and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in related field.
  • Strong commercial background with deep understanding of the global marketplace.
  • Seasoned merchandising experience with in-depth knowledge if merchandising processes.
  • Enterprise leadership & impact (including large-scale change).
  • Global assortment planning and category growth.
  • Productivity and profitability at scale.
  • Disciplined, data-driven approach; driving outcomes through data science, analytics & KPIs.
  • Strong cross-functional team leadership with proven track record of managing effective teams.
  • Direct-To-Consumer and/or owned digital commerce experience highly preferred.

We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we've got you covered. Here's a small snapshot:

  • 401K match: $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save.
  • Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations
  • Product discount of 60% off regular-price merchandise
  • Paid Family Leave

EOE M/F/Disability/Vets


San Francisco, CA, USA


Full time

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