Senior Director Merchandising Footwear
Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Tory Burch
Build Seasonal Global Merchandising line plans for all geographies and business units.
Collaborate with key stakeholders; influence and drive to consensus all short and long range merchandising strategies
Drive product development calendar adherence to critical deadlines.
Bring customer and market prospective to the design and product development process.
Ability to utilize sales history, market information and brand filters to influence product POV during development process.
Ensure the successful implementation of merchandising strategies through strong collaboration with the Design, PD, Business Units, Marketing & Visual Merchandising.
Collaborate with design and product development partners to meet costing targets on all products developed seasonally.
Manage/collaborate on KPI tracking with PD and Partner with CMP on Market and Seasonal Hindsights
Providing marketing, DTC and Sales teams with product knowledge and serve as an informational resource.
Partner with Marketing and Visual to ensure on Seasonal Strategies to ensure product priorities are effectively communicated to the end consumer
Must be able to analyze sales and market trends and apply them to assortment building to capitalize on opportunities, fueling growth
Leadership and People Management
Promote an environment that fosters the respect for the ideas of others and supports ongoing collaboration to execute business strategies; measures own success by the teams success.
Leads by example and operates effectively in the face of continuous pressure
Provide leadership within the merchandising team by directing, focusing, and motivating team members
Monitor development and performance of direct reports through regular meetings to discuss performance and development compared to goals; maintain a dialogue regarding their needs and concerns to aid in future development to foster retention.
Effectively manage and support the career development process of direct reports
Continuously drives to innovate and improve our business and business processes.
12+ years Merchandising experience
3+ years of experience managing teams across multiple disciplines
Previous experience in Global Merchandising (having directly worked with Design & Product Development is strongly preferred)
Bachelors degree in Merchandising or equivalent
Strong product sense with proven experience in driving product assortments and partnering with Design to conceive product assortments that drive business
Strategic thinker who recognizes opportunities and can influence decision makers to move to execution
Strong problem solving, interpersonal and organizational skills
High level of analytical skills and conceptual creative ability
Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills
Global perspective with International market experience a plus
Ability and willingness to travel when necessary