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Merchandiser

Company: Fossil Group, Inc.
Location: Richardson
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:

Who We Are At Fossil, we dare to dream, disrupt, and deliver in a better way. Our goal is simple - bring innovation, style, and connectivity to an industry ripe for change. Fossil is on a mission to revamp the way fashion accessories are done. We are committed to creating great watches, jewelry, handbags, small leather goods and wearables by investing in technology and long-term value creation. With our diverse portfolio of proprietary and licensed brands, along with department stores, specialty stores, eCommerce websites, and company-owned and operated retail stores, we are building a leading fashion- and tech-forward accessories company. Are you in? Make an Impact The Americas Merchandising team is looking for a regional omni-channel merchant to join their team! You will be responsible for identifying commercial business opportunities through sales analysis, market research, competition and trends. This Merchant will have the opportunity to work within a fast paced environment and partner with many teams throughout the business within the commercial team, Global Brand Teams, Sales Teams, Visual Merchandising, Planning, Stores and more. Regional Merchants Are Responsible For - Being the voice of the regions to the global brands - integrating, prioritizing, and communicating needs of local consumers and customers back to the global brand teams to deliver commercial success. - Being the steward of the brands in the region (Brand, product, distribution and pricing) by facilitating execution of the global brand guidelines and strategy, and ensuring cross channel alignment Primary Responsibilities Include - Pre-Season Activities - Line Development - Develop regional assortment strategy with commercial teams and align on sales plans, category & channel strategies (includes regional perspective on line plan and SKU count needs, price point requests, promotional opportunities) - Partner with Regional demand planning to review the monthly demand plans, (Regional S & OP input & seasonal / one-off sell-in promotions like Black Friday and Prime Day) - Prioritize and align regional requests based on consumer trends, market / competitive data & commercial input - Integrate, synthesize, and communicate region-specific newness assortment needs (aligned with commercial goals across all channels) to Global Merchandising - Communicate regional assortment segmentation plans (developed in partnership with commercial team) to Global Merchandising - For indirect channel, develop line rankings for newness assortments - Communicate global assortment decisions to Regional Commercial teams and discuss any unresolved needs for future seasons - Recommend future MD's to Global Merchandising based on regional performance and commercial feedback - Communicate product end of life information to regional commercial teams including planned exits and markdown timing - Align with Regional Planning on finalized newness buy rankings and quantities to meet commercial sales goals - Align with Regional Marketing on key stories and promotional requirements to ensure assets are in line with channel needs and sales plans - Build the regional distribution & SIS strategy with the commercial teams. - Deliver final newness assortment information to commercial teams in preparation for sell-in activities - Present and train individual brand seasonal stories and marketing stories to sales teams, internal teams and retail accounts - Allocate and distribute samples to regional stakeholders - Coordinate show room set-up needs / VM expectations - Participate in selling process and provide feedback to Global Merchandising - In-Season Activities - Leverage automated reports in weekly business reviews to determine action items in region - Prepare Regional commercial insights for global monthly and quarterly business reviews - Integrate, synthesize, and communicate regional promotional assortment needs (aligned with calendars and commercial sales expectations across all channels) to Global Merchandising at Insight - Maintain promotional calendar and communicate in-season changes to ensure regional channel alignment - Submit any requests for regional changes outside of global guidelines to Global Merchandising for approval (promotion / channel / door approvals) / update global on in-season changes within guidelines - Communicate global in-season updates (quality issues, early MD's, delivery delays) to regional stakeholders - Participate in field visits with commercial teams during each season to understand execution and consumer insights - Participate in Licensor meetings as needed (Quarterly Business reviews, Events, Market visits, Business updates...) Your Skills - 3-5 years of established experience with a background in merchandising, buying or planning - 4 year degree in related field is preferred - Proficient with Excel and PowerPoint - Proficient in retail math - Experience tracking historical sales data and forecasting sales - The ability to network and develop strong relationships with multiple cross functional teams - Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, sales and business driven commercial environment - Excellent communication and presentation skills - Ability to analyze, draw conclusions and react quickly The Perks Benefits are dependent on working hours, position and may vary by location, but here are some of the benefits you may enjoy: - Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans - Retirement Savings Plan + Company Matching - Paid Time Off and Volunteer Time Off Accommodations Statement At Fossil, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in all employment practices without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability or any other legally protected status. Anyone requiring special accommodations to our normal application process please email and we will assist you. Brand Name Fossil Job Status Full Time LinkedIn Job Level Associate

Keywords: Fossil Group, Inc., Richardson , Merchandiser, Hospitality & Tourism , Richardson, Texas

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