Senior Merchandiser

Bebe Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 days ago

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manage the implementation of strategy and assortment plans for 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; collaborate on 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; oversee all merchandising teams to ensure brand cohesiveness across categories

  • 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

  • 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; perform category forecasting and ensure progress toward established financial goals; motivate teams to achieve metrics

  • Present line to senior colleagues and key accounts and buyers; direct review meetings, includingedits, board review, pre-costing, line reviews, adoption and post-season reviews

  • Manage 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; assist with problem solving and engage in negotiations as needed

  • Collaborate with Sales to merchandise and style showroom; assist Director of Merchandising and Brand Management, where applicable, on collateral for in-store marketing needs

  • Maintain relationships with collaborators and competitors; attend trade shows and industry events

  • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary

  • Attract, develop and retain talent

  • Monitor and evaluate performance of individuals

Skills and Requirements

  • 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

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 5 - 8 years experience in apparel merchandising or buying; relevant experience in categories

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, proficiency in SAP preferred

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