Job Opportunity

Job Title :
Merchandise Manager - Addition Elle
Division :
Addition Elle
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Status :
Regular - Full Time
Department :
22014 - Merchandising - AE
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Job Category :
Merchandising / Purchasing
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Description :
Develops a strategic plan to achieve divisional financial objectives;
Manages categories of merchandise and in collaboration with Planning Department, determines divisional dollar budget and unit plans and controls and adjusts budgets on an on-going basis to reflect changing business conditions;
Keeps abreast of competition, market trends and defines fashion direction with the Buyers and the Design Department;
Seeks out opportunities to increase sales, improve margin, optimize inventories and decrease markdowns on an on-going basis;
Hires, trains, develops and provides leadership and guidance to ensure buying team becomes an authority on target customer and that products meet the needs of target market and support the brand objectives;
Partners with cross functional teams to ensure alignment and focus on key strategies in support of divisional objectives.

Requirements :
10 years of related experience in a similar role, including a minimum of 5 years in ladies fashion buying;
Proven track record in Product Development; domestic and imports programs
Strong leadership, management and team development skills
Visionary, strategic partnership oriented towards results
Strong planning, organizational and communication skills
Strong problem solving skills and decision making abilities
Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel) and Outlook
Available to travel within North America and Europe
Bilingualism is required