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Senior Director Merchandising

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Mar 20, 2020

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Sr. Director, Merchandising - Women's Fashion (Value)
We’ve done our own thing since our very first pair of jeans. Born in the heart of Downtown LA, Company is one of the original denim pioneers, known for its cool yet comfortable denim with a nod to irreverence. We are part of the real LA—the country’s most diverse, surprising, and endlessly morphing city. Our brand is a love letter to the people, freedom, sunshine, smog—and most of all, the effortless cool that defines the city we call home.
We design jeans that remind you of epic times and give you confidence; jeans that make you look good, feel good, and do good. The choice to wear denim is a choice against the mainstream, it is a choice to be different, it is a choice to be yourself.
We believe in being a good neighbor and helping our community. We believe that cities should work for everyone and we are willing to work for it. We believe that places like DTLA should be accessible, humane, and vibrant. Our company is committed to bringing about positive development within our community.
The Senior Director of Merchandising, Women’s Fashion (Value), is responsible for developing and delivering the company’s merchandising strategy for Company’s Value Product Platform, including DTC and Wholesale channels, across all categories of the Women’s business.  The ideal candidate will be “customer obsessed” and will be a key partner in optimizing product and assortment strategies for the Value Customer and maximize earnings for Company.   
Develop and drive an overarching divisional strategy that meets financial targets, aligns to the company strategy, and moves the brand forward.  Lead the cross-functional teams to align to and execute the strategies 
Responsible for divisional seasonal line plans that effectively and accurately guide design, product development and production and support divisional objectives 
Develop and drive divisional seasonal strategies that meet financial targets and align to the overarching divisional strategy.  Lead the cross-functional teams in aligning to and executing the seasonal strategies 
Provide thorough and meaningful analysis of divisional business and effectively articulate learnings to senior management and cross-functional partners. Identify and react to risks and opportunities in the business 
Responsible for assorting and presenting divisional seasonal product assortments to senior management that meet financial targets and maximize divisional objectives 
Owns divisional pricing strategy that aligns with brand positioning 
Review divisional sales, receipt flow, inventory, and margin projections for monthly Open to Buy meetings 
Work closely with Merch Planning to build divisional and departmental pre-line class plans and seasonal investment strategies that align to departmental and divisional strategies 
Maintain and demonstrate expert knowledge of customer base through field conference calls, frequently visiting stores and constantly reaching out for direct consumer feedback. 
Maintain and demonstrate constant understanding of the competitive environment. 
Serve as Team Leader for the cross functional teams.  Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of cross-functional teams. 
Provide the direction and prioritization necessary to manage multiple seasons and pipelines 
Effectively manage and develop direct reports.  Recognize and develop high potential employees 
Demonstrate leadership ability in inspiring and motivating the team and recognizing successes 
Work with senior cross functional partners to review and improve processes 
Minimum educational level: 
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Product Development, Fashion Merchandising, Economics or related subject required 
Minimum experience: 
6 years of Merchandising experience required; previous Wholesale merchandising experience preferred, must have experience leading a women’s business  
3 to 4 years of previous experience coaching and managing teams and individuals 
Ability to demonstrate deep understanding of competitive pricing positions across channels 
Detail-oriented, process-oriented, and able to handle multiple tasks at once; Ability to handle multiple and competing projects  
Previous experience leading a successful merchandising business or turning a business around  
Proven success in leading multi-layer teams 
Strong analytical and reporting skills 
Organized, Strong time management; excellent at coordinating timelines and delivering on multiple deadlines 
Ability to clearly articulate a point of view 
Experience presenting merchandising strategy and product POV to C-Suite 
Passion & Eye for Product & Data 
Able to build strong working relationships with all areas of the business; Team player 
Able to act as liaison between many departments: excellent communication and analytical skills 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Company is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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