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MERCHANT

CUUP

CUUP

New York, NY, USA · New York, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

FULLBEAUTY Brands™ is the premier fashion and lifestyle destination for the plus size customer. We are an online and catalog marketplace offering a curated collection of the finest family of plus size brands and thousands of products.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Merchant leads the merchandising and buying process for one of the largest areas within their Brand/Division. The Merchant responsible for planning and executing goals set to achieve sales plan, mark up, return rates and profit (EBIDTA). The Merchant leads a team of Merchants and partners with the Inventory Planning team to support fulfillment, Creative Services to support catalog/web creative, Sourcing to aid in achieving set price goals & fit quality standards, Marketing to analyze and respond to customers' needs and promote products according to branding, and E-Commerce to drive online KPIs. The Merchant is also involved in company initiatives and interacts with senior management.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead product assortment and design strategy, ensuring delivery of a compelling assortment that will meet or exceed our financial goals

  • Oversee all aspects of seasonal assortment planning from initial selection through post seasonal analysis
  • Develop short- and long-term strategies which help grow the current business
  • Oversee the identification, development, and implementation of new business strategies, initiatives and product lines
  • Collaborate with Inventory Planning to develop plans that leverage the current base and profitably support strategic growth and innovation
  • Investigate and respond to catalog and web issues. Coordinate communication strategies with customer service
  • Partners with planner responsible and managing all markdowns, promotions, cost changes and retail changes
  • Analyze market (domestic) and provide observations of market to Buyer for market analyses
  • Provide SKU information to Merchandising Operations for input
  • Responsible for reading /approving catalog proofs for each catalog (pricing, naming, copy)
  • Strong understanding of the brand customer and aesthetic
  • Strong technical expertise, business and financial acumen
  • Able to deliver results by influencing internal and external partners

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS in related field and/or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years’ experience within the soft home furnishings, bath, and pet multi-channel retailer
  • 5+ years’ experience managing a high performing environment
  • Proven track record of driving profitable business expansion
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in product development, global sourcing
  • Ability to develop train, and lead
  • Expertise in product development, trend and branding
  • Strong analytical skills required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is a must

WHY JOIN FULLBEAUTY?

  • Competitive Health Benefits (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Employer HSA Contribution
  • 401K Match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Hybrid Work Schedule (Corporate)
  • Business Casual Attire
  • Wellness Initiatives
  • 30% Associate Merchandise Discount Across our Family of Brands
  • Employee Discount on Travel, Cell Phone Plans and More
  • Generous Paid Time Off Program
  • Promote From Within Culture
  • Commitment to Being an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Internal charity that supports FULLBEAUTY Brands’ associates and their immediate family members during times of extreme hardship