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Director, Merchandising -Hudson Jeans

Company: Centric Brands Inc.
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

About Us
Centric Brands is a leading lifestyle brand collective that designs, sources, markets and sells high quality products in multiple segments, including women's, men's and kid's apparel, accessories, entertainment and beauty. - Centric Brands is focused on our customers and our brands that will drive the company's future growth. We are defined by innovation as we seize new opportunities and thrive in an environment informed by creativity and thinking that is both analytical and outside the box. - Centric Brands reflects a team built on respect, for others and for the hard work it takes to achieve our goals and build our bright future together.
From developing the product strategies to growing our brands, merchandising careers at Centric Brands offer exciting possibilities to grow a career with one of world's foremost lifestyle brands collectives. From helping develop the merchandise mix to ensuring stores and online site have the right products -in the right quantities to creating the long-term brand strategy, a career in merchandising and planning offers you a chance to make a positive impact on our success - and yours. -
Specific Responsibilities Would Include
The Hudson Jeans Sr Merchandise Manager /Director (based on experience) drives the seasonal merchandising process, from concept to delivery, by working with the cross-functional team to bring to market fresh, trend-appropriate assortments that meet market needs and drive sales, managing the timely execution of each stage in the process, and coordinating across categories to ensure consistency of the brand. This role is best suited for a current Sr Merchandising manager looking for more autonomy / responsibility or a new Director of Merchandising.
Strategy & Innovation

  • Drive the strategic direction and assortment plans for each merchandise category and channel, by delivery, to achieve the right balance of key items/fashion/basics, fit, value, price point, SKU count and volume; leverage competitive market intelligence to gain and maintain marketplace advantages; guide and review concept development with Design; ensure assortment(s) meet cost structure(s)
  • Partner with Design and Sales to identify and generate new product opportunities for category; shop for and source samples and inspiration; perform research to isolate key, relevant trends for category/brand, where appropriate; coordinate with other merchandising teams to ensure brand cohesiveness across categories
  • Lead and track implementation of assortment plans across categories and channels; analyze product performance, market conditions and feedback from customers continuously; update assortment strategies and identify and execute opportunities based on analysis

    Operations & Results

    • Partner with Design, Production and Sales to ensure execution to time-and-action calendar and timely delivery of goods, sales growth, expense management and attainment of margin goals; collaboratively identify and resolve quality and technical issues; direct category forecasting and ensure progress toward established financial goals; motivate teams to achieve metrics
    • Lead presentation of line to senior colleagues and key accounts and buyers; direct review meetings, including edits, board review, pre-costing, line reviews, adoption and post-season reviews

      Customers & Relationships

      • Oversee communication and follow-up with internal and external constituents around the world, including customers, suppliers, vendors and licensors, where applicable; partner with Production and tech to source new suppliers and vendors and maintain relationships with existing partners, including internal constituents; direct problem solving and negotiations
      • Collaborate with Sales to merchandise and style showroom; partner with Sales and Brand Management, where applicable, on collateral for in-store marketing needs
      • Maintain relationships with collaborators and competitors; attend trade shows and industry events

        Leadership & Teams

        • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary
        • Self-starter with the ability to drive results
        • Monitor and evaluate performance of individuals and team(s)

          Our Best Fit Candidate Would Have

          • Experience and understanding of wholesale apparel merchandising, manufacturing, global supply chain operations, and mass market distribution
          • Entrepreneurial drive tempered by judgment and strong leadership skills
          • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; experience managing and motivating teams
          • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative
          • Creativity, sensibility for merchandising and customer needs
          • Knowledge of garment construction
          • 8 - 10 years of experience in apparel merchandising or buying; significant relevant experience in categories; previous responsibility as Senior Merchandiser or as MM
          • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, proficiency in SAP preferred -

            In return, we provide an industry-competitive salary, along with a comprehensive benefits plan (medical, dental, vision) that includes a matching 401 (k), Summer Fridays, generous PTO, merchandise discounts, excellent career development opportunities, and a work environment that reflects our industry leadership. Our social impact program, Centric Cares, focuses on volunteerism to make a difference in communities we live and work in and our D&I committee is shaping the future of diversity, equity and inclusion at Centric Brands though workshops, resources and inspiring conversation. -
            Be part of our growing community by getting involved with groups, teams and initiatives like Be Green, Be Giving, and Be Celebrated.
            Centric Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Centric Brands Inc., Los Angeles , Director, Merchandising -Hudson Jeans, Hospitality & Tourism , Los Angeles, California

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