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Director of Assortment Assessment

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Trunk Club

Seattle, WA 98102
Retail Trade
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time


The Director of Assortment Assessment is responsible for the development and communication of meaningful and actionable insights that inform strategic merchandising decisions to improve future performance. Having the right assortment hinges on several critical factors relevance, breadth of selection, newness, price, and in-stock. The Director of Assortment Assessment will ensure we deliver a healthy assortment to our customers by managing these factors both individually and collectively. In order to do this, they will work within merchandising and cross functionally on ad hoc and planned projects, including both on near-term and long term analysis.


A day in the life


Provide strategic insights and leadership to foster innovative and evolved business practices
Proactively identify the need for assortment assessment initiatives and implement appropriate plans
Creating Assortment Health playbooks for different product categories and helping Buying teams bring them to life
Act as a change leader to support company initiatives and ensure adoption by merchandising team
Stay current on industry practices and issues, assessing and communicating their potential impact on the business
Ensure alignment on priorities and direction by partnering with appropriate groups and leaders
Identify and develop merchant leaders who are promotable throughout the Nordstrom Merchandising Group and beyond
This position reports to the VP Cross-Divisional Assortment Strategy and supports a team of direct reports.


You own this if you have


7 - 10+ years of prior work experience in retail planning/inventory management or related experience
Demonstrated understanding of retail and the service environment of Nordstrom
Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
Strong Collaboration with a demonstrated ability to influence beyond the scope of position
Excellent verbal and precise written communication skills with attention to detail
Proficiency in MS Office suite




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