Director of Product & Merchandise

  • Location
    Burlington , Vermont
  • Category
    Creative & Marketing - Brand / Product Management
  • Job type
    Direct Hire

Director of Product Job in Burlington, VT

Our client is in search of a Director of Product & Merchandise to join their amazing team in the Burlington, VT area. This is a permanent job opportunity with a highly successful and GROWING company. Our client is passionate about providing their customers with the products and knowledge they need to succeed. They work hard to accomplish this by combining top-quality products, a staff that’s passionate about what they do, the latest in technology and proven direct-to-consumer methods. A successful candidate will have measurable business acumen as well as proven leadership and management skills. If you have the experience and drive to bring the next level of structure and planning to an already thriving organization that's ready to improve their consumer offerings and ensure that they're the leader in their direct-to-consumer business, please APPLY.

Director of Merchandise Job Decription in Burlington, VT

Oversee a growing team (currently +/-5) working to deliver on our product and company goals.
Serve as a member of our Leadership Team tasked with both defining and executing our strategies while building organizational support.
Promote a ‘merchandising’ culture throughout the organization rooted in product, customers, competitors, performance, and priorities.
Build annual plan for product sales, gross margin, inventory, and shipping revenue to support company sales & profit goals.
Develop Category strategies to achieve 3-year company growth plans that leverage industry expertise, sales data, customer insights, supplier partners, and relentless monitoring of competitors to ensure they have the products their customers and future customers want.
Strengthen product, price, & inventory position by building and maintaining supplier network.
Help to maintain and improve category management tools and underlying data (assortment planners, demand models, etc.). Lead ad hoc analysis to support item & business planning.
Manages product calendar and operational execution to ensure season set dates and key milestones.
Responsible for overseeing product strategy, assortment planning, and execution for 25 Categories encompassing ~4K SKUs (and growing!).
Oversees monthly rolling forecast process to project sales, margin, inventory, and units at the category-level to inform business and P&L decisions.
Oversees pricing and promotional planning, execution, and results.
Works with the leadership team to quantify promotional impact (sales, margin, marketing effectiveness, inventory management, brand trust, and operating costs) and test strategies to become less reliant on event pricing.

Requirements for the Director of Merchandise Job in Burlington, VT:

Bachelor's Degree
5+ years of proven experience in a multi-channel, direct-to-consumer environment
Proven track record in B2C and/or B2B product/merchandising management
Ability to demonstrate success in developing and executing a budget
Proven role in profitably growing an organization through traditional and/or online initiatives
Excellent project management skills, e.g. issue and risk identification and management, change management, tracking dependencies and milestones, communication of overall project status
Team-minded individual who handles deadlines, is self-motivated and fosters a collaborative and enjoyable work environment
Willingness to ‘do what it takes’ to contribute to the success of a small, growing business

What you can expect!

A fun-loving team who are looking to make the world a little better!
A few well-behaved dogs who offer up free puppy kisses, their bellies to scratch, and a paw shake if you’ll give them a cookie 😊
Fully stocked kitchen of mostly healthy snacks, but sometimes a plate of nachos is just what you need!
Full usage of company fitness room, free in-house yoga classes, and the opportunity to join in on free company events and activities.

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