ascena retail group, inc. is a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women under the Premium Fashion segment (Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey), Value Fashion segment (maurices and dressbarn), Plus Fashion segment (Lane Bryant and Catherines), and for tween girls under the Kids Fashion segment (Justice). ascena retail group, inc. operates ecommerce websites and approximately 4,800 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Ready to apply? We currently have an opportunity for a Merchant, Jewelry, Hair, Footwear - Justice to join our team located at our Corporate Service Cntr-Justice-New Albany, OH 43054.
We are currently searching for a Merchant at Justice who will be responsible for the Jewelry, Hair and Footwear categories.
In partnership with Planning, owns and creates department sales plans to deliver profitable growth and meet business sales and MMU targets. Collaborates on annual and monthly purchase plans, receipts and sales forecast.
Analyzes historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities and make recommendations. Create customer mindset merchandise strategy and provide guidance in support of sales plan. Track and analyze sales information and benchmark competition to identify risk and opportunity and action to meet company goals.
Internally design product for all three categories of business that adhere to apparel and company floorsets/big ideas. Able to manipulate design aesthetic in order to hit target IMU and margin goals. Consistently trend forecasting on shifts of the business in order to quickly go after designs to maximize trending categories.
Engage in competitive patterning and empathy work to understand the current market trends and influence product strategy. Be in stores to gain customer feedback and business insights to influence recommendations.
Teamwork: Leads and supports the performance and development of team members that report to them.
Partnerships: Collaborate with Production and Sourcing on vendor resource, calendar and costing strategies to facilitate production planning. Serves as an informational resource by providing product knowledge to Marketing, Site Merchandising, Visual Merchandising and Stores.
Work Experience and education requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Business/Fashion Merchandising/relative program required
5+ years of related experience
Adobe suite preferred
APT - preferred
Ability to quickly identify shifts of the business and emerging trends.
Creative background to design and interpret fashion trends to the tween customer
Strong communication, presentation, negotiating and influencing skills. Proficient in conflict management and problem-solving. Exceptional ability to bridge and enhance cooperative working relationships.
Successful track record for high volume business growth and bottom line results.
Sense of brand and customer intimacy.
Demonstrated ability to lead the performance and development of teams
Ability to lead and inspire with unquestionable integrity and trust. Proven ability to identify, develop and retain top talent.
Corporate Service Cntr-Justice-New Albany, OH 43054
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified people at all levels. It is our policy in all personnel actions to ensure that all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law.
We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies and practices. All associates are expected to follow these principles in all relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we do business.
Ascena Retail Group