Merchandising - Men's Neckwear

Randa Accessories
New York
Oct 17, 2016
Nov 14, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Board
The Product Merchandiser is responsible for the developing, planning, executing, and merchandising a specific product category(s). Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Develops, directs & merchandises product categories assigned & product line building activities for designated products * Works closely with the Design team on finalizing specs, samples, costing once styles have been adopted for production * Communicates brand and / or market needs to Designer for specific product categories assigned by the President * Issue product requirements including initial margin goals to team merchandisers and Sourcing Manager * Responsible for achieving initial gross margins goals for product lines assigned * Communicates & interacts with suppliers and factories to develop samples and maintain product categories. Prepares tech packs for factories * Participates and presents concepts and products to customers including Licensors during major presentations. * Work with Sales team and Marketing teams to ensure timely delivery of samples, catalogs, and communications for the season, trade shows, e-commerce site * Understanding of all targeted consumer groups and retail distribution * Own and manage the calendar workflow to insure timely completion of all seasonal development milestones and crucial presentations. * Coordinate Final Adoption meetings and issue final adopt list * Responsible for controlling sample budget for their area of responsibility * Analyze past figures/trends to anticipate future product needs for core assortments and one off product opportunities. Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising or equivalent degree/experience * Experience with value priced, mass market distribution. Experience within multiple tier price-points from Mass distribution to Better & specialty * 3-5 years' experience in merchandising of consumer products preferably relating to men's accessories for the better market * Experience in men's neckwear, bowties, pocket squares a plus! * Technical knowledge as it relates to raw materials and finished goods manufacturing, product costing * Supervisory experience and/or leadership skills * Interpersonal, analytical and creative writing/communicating and organizational skills * Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and other Office Products, Adobe Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop a plus * Knowledge of Product Development Cycle Management such as PLM or similar program * Ability to organize work activities with attention to detail and good follow-through skills * Available to travel domestically and internationally Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled