The role of the Merchandising Senior Product Manager of Wedding Bands is to develop and execute a merchandising business plan to help successfully grow the profitability of one of the jewelry industry's largest suppliers. Managing a portion of the Bridal business, this position will be responsible for partnering with product development teams, managing pricing & inventory, and creating marketing strategies. This dynamic role will work cross-functionally with various internal teams and external partners to help ensure we are best servicing our customer base.
Direct work experience in a merchandising/business management capacity ideal
Ability to make oral and written presentations with confidence in a clear, unbiased manner
Good interpersonal and customer service skills
The ability to multi-task and manage priorities
Negotiation and persuasion skills
Ability to deal with a variety of people and maintain an effective harmonious working environment
Ability to make decisions to achieve desired results
Intuitive sense for design and merchandising
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Jewelry and jewelry manufacturing knowledge helpful
Diamond and gemstone knowledge helpful
Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Excel
Bachelor's degree (4-year college degree or equivalent) in Merchandising or a related field is preferred. Equivalent experience is acceptable.
Responsible for development a holistic merchandising plan in relation to the life-cycle of product.
Partner with internal product development team to create an offering of on trend and essential products based on an assortment plan
Work with vendor partners to bring on new styles to fill assortment gaps. Responsible for vendor pricing negotiations.
Partner with marketing to develop marketing materials and promotions to successfully launch new products.
Creation of customer selling solutions to help win in-case business within jewelry stores.
Analyze market conditions and industry trends to drive decisions related to new product.
Marketing responsibilities, including paginating seasonal brochures and catalogs, along with proofing copy and artwork and seeing it through completion
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Using provided reporting tools to analyze the business and maximize profitability.
The ability to engage and inform large groups of people through presentations.
Flexible during times of change.
Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management and other departments.
Fine Jewelry Manufacturer