Merchandise Manager - Vancouver | lululemon | | 27/11/13
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Merchandise Manager full-time

Location: Vancouver
Salary: $120,000 - $150,000 annually
Category: Business Dev/Sales, Communications
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NOC: 0113
Salary: $120,000 - $150,000
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Experience: 8+ years
Openings: 2

a day in the life of a Merchandise Manager

  • owns pre season planning, initial line plan, buy review, capacity plan
  • builds one product architecture and one line plan
  • oversees execution of meltdown, line pass, budget reviews, capacity plans, buy, otb.
  • accountable for merchandising strategies, accountable for assigned part of the product architecture and line plan
  • responsible for brand management, execution of guest experience against strategic merchandising vision
  • works closely together with design and merchandise team to ensure concept to floor execution with end in mind
  • define flow, pricing, initial attributing (store grouping, hot/cold, volume, region)
  • responsible for giving product feedback during design reviews (wwdt, proto) & colorweek
  • ensures targets are met (style count, imu, newness, wow, on time delivery)
  • presents product overview to team
  • attends weekly merchandise pod meetings for in season weekly business management (sales refinement, flow, md, reprice, consolidations, pullback, chase, cancelations)
  • manages gates and deadlines as it relates to the gtm calendar
  • leads in weekly merchandise and product pod meetings, m&r, quarterly product calls , buy review
  • attends design rallies seasonally, works in stores weekly.

The finer print

  • 8+ years of experience in merchant or buyer role
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Mastery of retail mathematics and Open to Buy
  • Proficient with all programs in Microsoft Office 2007
  • Willingness to learn various systems (including, but not limited to, MMS, Retail Ideas, Maple Lake, JDA) and is not dependent upon others for systems-related tasks such as re-pricing styles, re-routing or issuing POs, etc.
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