Retail Merchant

J&P Cycles Daytona Beach , FL 32114

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Summary & Purpose

This role will Report to the Senior Director of Merchandising and will be responsible for executing assortments in the three retail locations and company owned semis that deliver against financial targets.


  • Work with the Merchandising Team, Sr. Demand and Supply Planning Analyst, Senior Director of Retail and stores to actively manage inventory levels. This includes initiating backup orders on key core items and major initiatives, recommending orders, increasing/decreasing inventory(determining min/max levels by SKU), and/or canceling orders.

  • Partner closely with the retail teams and Sr. Demand and Supply Planning Analyst to influence and appropriately optimize the product assortments in each retail location, trucks and events.

  • Assess and analyze product performance and determine appropriate short, medium, and long term actions to optimize opportunities and minimize risk; draw overarching trend conclusions and convert to actions.

  • Continuously assess and manage overall health of product assortments and inventory levels.

  • Provide competitive analysis, including pricing and promotional strategies, and market trends.

  • Maintain and demonstrate constant understanding of the competitive environment.

  • Merchandise and present seasonal product assortments that meet financial targets and maximize brand's objectives

  • Provide thorough and meaningful analysis of departmental businesses and effectively articulate learning's to cross-functional partners.

  • Execute markdowns and RTVs, ensure transfer requests for stock balancing purposes are executed as needed.

  • Build relationships with direct and indirect cross functional partners: purchasing, planning/allocation and marketing.

  • Help to create allocation strategies based on seasonality, trend, store capacity and stock-to-sales, partnering with planning to develop and implement these strategies.

  • Review orders with in-store date 30 days out to identify any changes required. Prioritize key styles/categories for delivery.

  • Monitor on hand inventory levels for upcoming features and events; communicate concerns

  • Assists in building local assortments that meet customer needs to drive profitability.

  • Travel to each retail location every 6 8 weeks

  • Travel to major rallies throughout the year

Job Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Solid computer and analytical skills for objective-based decisions

  • Self-starter who can work with limited day to day supervision

  • Strategic thinker/solid business acumen

  • Solid judgment and decision making skills

  • Highly motivated, proactive, results oriented, driven

  • Strong team player

  • Solid presentation skills; efficient and thorough communications skills, both verbal and written

  • Comfortable interacting with all levels of core organization

  • Strong organizational skills; ability to multi-task



  • Bachelor's degree or 2-5 years' work experience

  • Strong product sensibility

  • Strong analytical and communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Detail oriented, highly organized and ability to multi-task

  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team; displays positive attitude and willingness to assist co-workers at all levels. Adapts to and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups.

  • Understands the importance of details, priority setting and multitasking with the ability to react quickly with strong sense of urgency and excellent follow-through skills

  • "Can do" attitude with work ethic based on strong desire to exceed expectations

  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, specifically Excel, Outlook

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to sit while utilizing a computer for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The team member frequently is required to walk and occasionally required to stand. The team member must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position works in a traditional office environment with a noise level that is usually moderate.

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