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Merchandise Manager

Company: Petal & Pup
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Created with a love for fashion, Petal and Pup was founded in 2014 with a focus on curating must-have trends for the Australian customer. With an Instagram account and a digital storefront combined with a passion for selecting the best, fashion forward styles, Petal and Pup quickly grew into a global online shopping destination. Today, we have over 2 million followers across various social channels, customers in over 80 countries and operations spanning Australia and the USA. We are a brand that is leading the wave of next generation, socially native shopping experiences.We are a people-centric culture building sincere relationships with our customers and our teams. Our brand has been built on four values:We are all about styleWe are mindfulWe are egalitariansWe love our customersWe have operations in Brisbane, Australia and California, USA. We are looking for e-commerce, fashion and customer enthusiasts to join our growing team. Our digital first approach has shaped us to be innovators in our practices, technologies and partnerships.If you are a problem solver, self-starter, optimist who loves collaborating and figuring things out, then we would love to connect with you! The Merchandise Manager is responsible for managing and leading the Buying Team and Merchandising Assistants in delivering an on-trend product assortment and ensuring the buying team is achieving global sales and margin targets. In addition, the Merchandise Manager will be responsible for buying a high growth product category and can lead the buying team while also buying. This Position is Responsible For:Managing a team to exceed sales & profit plans for our Global business in addition to buying a high growth product categoryManage the financials of the business with VP of Merchandising: Sales, OTB, IMU, Markdowns, Returns, Inventory, and Receipt PlansWork closely with the VP of Merchandising to establish the product vision, strategy, and merchandising plan for the Global businessCollaborate with key stakeholders; influence and drive to consensus for all short and long range merchandising strategies and objectives for the business.Own the merchandising product calendar - directly responsible for managing team adherence to the critical deadlinesBring customer and market prospective to the buying process. Thoroughly understands the different regions' target customers by tracking attitude and lifestyle trends.Help lead seasonal kickoff strategies, hindsight processes, and ensure cross-functional alignment on the business needsResearch the competition, all social media platforms and markets to identify emerging trends, categories and promotional campaign opportunities.Drive growth by developing assortment strategies for the team with SKU count, breadth vs depth, newness, and pricing and marginsStrategically scout new vendors to support business needs & build strong relationships with the current supplier baseAnalyze, present and recap sales trends and results to leadership and cross-functional partners. Demonstrate on a daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal, quarterly and yearly basis.Managing, coaching, and developing the buying team. Assist with attracting quality new talent and creating a positive team cultureDrive improvement in reports and processes to assist with the WBR, Hindsight, Line Review, Forecasting, & Strategy meetingsEstablish and lead routine Merchandising meetings with buying teams Education & Experience Requirements:Bachelor's degree preferred6+ years of experience within the buying function2+ years of experience leading a teamKnowledge & Skill Requirements:High proficiency in Excel Strong communication skills and ability to present to various levels in the organization Ability to articulate detailed action plans to successfully accomplish goalsStrong interpersonal and negotiation skills. Exceptional attention to detail Ability to thrive in ambiguous and fast paced environmentsData-driven decision making mentality, sound business judgment, and the ability to back your recommendations up with meaningful analytical thinkingAbility to organize and prioritize workload in a dynamic environmentWe care about our employees and have curated a benefit package that enriches our team's experience. At Petal and Pup we certainly love our work perks!-- Amazing Employee Discount Program (50%)-- Company Sponsored Medical (HMO & PPO Options), Dental, & Vision Plans-- Company Paid Life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, & Employee Assistance Plans-- 401(k) Program (100% Match Up to 5% of Pay)-- Individual & Team Based Leadership Development Programs-- Positive Company Culture that Celebrates both Personal & Company Milestones-- 15 Vacation Days + 10 Sick Days + 10 HolidaysPetal & Pup offers you the chance to make a daily impact on a global business. We look forward to meeting you! #Petal&Pup #Petal&PupCareers #akaBrands #akaYourCareerPetal & Pup USA, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We're committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applicants from all walks of life. Come join us, different makes us better.If you need assistance or accommodation during the hiring process due to a disability, please contact us at HR@aka-brands.com. Please note that we do not respond to application inquiries or resume submissions via this email address.CCPA Notice at Collection for California Employees and Applicants click here.Principals Only - No Agencies Please.PI154483215

Keywords: Petal & Pup, San Francisco , Merchandise Manager, Executive , San Francisco, California

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