Divisional Merchandise Manager, Apparel - New York
Employment Type: Full-Time
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Shopbop - East Dane is looking for a seasoned, results-oriented Divisional Merchandise Manager (DMM) with an entrepreneurial spirit to lead the Shopbop apparel business. The DMM will use relevant industry experience and relationships to expand the business through category strategies. This individual will also develop a team of buyers in their buying and negotiating skills, as well as reacting to industry trends and competitor maneuvering.
The successful candidate will be a high-energy self-starter with strong business judgment, acute analytical skills, and preferably strong relationships in the women?s contemporary market segment, and will have the demonstrated ability to use creative thinking and innovation to solve complex problems. The DMM will thrive in a fast-paced, data-driven environment and will have a track record of successful negotiation and overall relationship building and management. Expectations of the role include not only applying management and analytical skills to our accessories business, but also to broader projects and systems revisions to help the organization properly scale with its growth.
Proven leadership and buying skills are a must, as is experience in assortment planning, in-season management, vendor negotiations, co-op management, and forging new brand relationships.
? 10+ years of progressive merchant experience
? Proven negotiation skills and vendor-management experience
? Strong numeric and analytic aptitude
? Strong understanding of and keen interest in the fashion industry
? Technical aptitude with web-based tools and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
? College degree
? Graduate degree
? Excellent written and verbal communication skills
? Demonstrated ability to take ownership of and drive business performance
? Demonstrated ability to identify and capitalize on current trends
? Prior experience managing a team of buyers
? Experience influencing buyers in the development and execution of strategies and growth plans
? Comprehensive knowledge of the vendors that make up the women?s footwear, handbag and accessory market segments.
? Experience working on cross-functional teams to drive internal process and strategy improvement
? High level of professionalism and positive, forward-thinking, team-oriented attitude
? Solid organizational and time-management skills and a demonstrated ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment
About Shopbop - East Dane
Since its debut in 2000, Shopbop has grown into one of the world?s leading online fashion retailers for women, presenting a hand-picked collection of apparel and accessories from the industry?s foremost contemporary and designer labels. Launched in 2013, brother site East Dane, a division of BOP LLC, offers a curated assortment of contemporary and emerging menswear brands to guys around the world. Both sites feature renowned customer service, unparalleled wardrobe advice, cutting-edge editorial features, and exclusive collaborations with forward-minded brands. In 2006, BOP LLC was acquired by Amazon.com, Inc., the world's largest internet retailer, enabling Shopbop to expand its services to enhance the customer experience. A trusted, globally recognized fashion merchant, Shopbop - East Dane sells only quality, authentic designer merchandise. Shopbop - East Dane is part of the Amazon.com Inc. group of companies.
Shopbop - East Dane is an equal opportunity employer.
Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate
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