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Job Number: 1222167
Job Title: Director of Merchandising/Marketing
Job Type: Full-time
Post Date: Jun 5 2018
Salary: $190K-$200K
Detailed Job Description:
Exciting and trendy beauty brand in NYC seeks a Director of Merchandising/Marketing. This person will be responsible for developing the executional marketing/merchandising strategies to both drive and achieve sales and profit plans. Candidates should be fashion forward and have a love for all things beauty.
They should be on trend and have a true cutting edge mentality.

- Develop executional marketing/merchandising strategies to contribute to the annual and seasonal business plans to achieve sales and profit for specific categories
- Deliver line plans that are innately relevant to the customer, correctly anticipate the next fashion/item/look, and create distortion to optimize the potential of that future trend
- Conceptualize and communicate short and long-range marketing and merchandising strategies that support the business' brand position
- Leverage experience and expertise in intimately understanding the Brand, the competition, the target customer, the Brand-specific fashion trends and financial ramifications of merchandising decisions
- Partner with Merchandise Planning on historical and current sales analyses in order to determine key item base, breadth of selection and effective product allocation
- Partner with the Digital Merchandising team to formulate a web optimization strategy that maximizes the potential for merchandising, navigation, promotion, and conversion on the website
- Foster and maintain productive relationships with key cross-functional partners; collaborate and influence the team in translating customer, competitor and merchandise fashion knowledge into action
- Maximize customer impact by providing product information to Visual Merchandising and Marketing for visual presentation, creative advertising and promotional plans
- Understand and remain sensitive to the target customers' purchasing trends, attitude, lifestyle and aspirations
- Have tremendous curiosity and drive towards â??whatâ??s nextâ?�, the ability to see around corners and anticipate trends
- Shop the market to identify and analyze beauty trends while always staying abreast of competitor's product selection strategies
- Communicate competitive data to the organization and recommend "first in market" changes and ways to increase sales and profit results
- Coach, mentor, develop and lead a team to uphold and deliver product consistent with strategic objectives
- Influence team in translating customer, competitor and merchandise fashion knowledge into action
Required Skills:
- Bachelor's Degree preferred
- 10+ years of experience in Merchandising; beauty and/or vertical retail experience preferred
- Successful track record for high volume business growth and bottom line results
- Fashion forward and strong passion for trends, must show an extreme curiosity and knowledge in the industry, and have a innovative, forward-thinking mindset to anticipate the ever-changing trends within the beauty space
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