Reports directly to VP of Merchandising
Position will be located at our San Bruno Office
Join a world-class company with a seasoned executive team on the ground floor. Stella & Dot is a profitable, dynamic and rapidly growing boutique style jewelry company with unlimited opportunity and world-class investors. Our mission is to revolutionize entrepreneurial opportunities in direct sales by reinventing the category. Think a modern day and stylish version of Mary Kay, blended with social networking and ecommerce. Stella & Dot has been featured in the New York Times, on The View, The Today Show, and in countless fashion magazines such as InStyle and Lucky.
If ‘mediocrity’ and ‘just good enough’ make you cringe, if you are an optimist by nature, SUPER creative, organized, motivated, dedicated and ready to take charge in building a world-class consumer brand, this could be the job for you. Please read more about us at www.stelladot.com.
To develop and oversee the product merchandising throughout all Stella & Dot channels. The successful candidate will provide and prioritize cross functional initiatives to meet customer expectations and ensure resource efficiency and effectiveness. They will be key in ensuring that the product meets both the needs of the customer and the business while remaining innovative. This person is a seasoned merchant who works collaboratively, and thinks conceptually and strategically about product and design.
PRIMARY job RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops the line plan and in season profit for the product category that supports the brand objectives and delivers sales and profit budgets
Works in collaboration with all cross-functional partners to deliver departmental plans
Understands the brand’s target market by tracking and experiencing customer attitude and lifestyle and selecting product that appeals to the customer’s taste
Owns and understands the stylist experience and delivers product that drives increased $ per hour for her while keeping it very simple.
Drives the retail pricing of all product so it delivers to our customers high quality and price/value expectations while keeping a sharp eye on established margin targets
Drives the business forward through a keen awareness of fashion trends, building the product line, and capitalizing on current sales trends
Collaborates with vendors and designers to develop product and interpret fashion trends based on the needs of Stella and Dot Customer
Manages in-season business by tracking and analyzing sales information in order to identify opportunities to increase sales, improve margins, maximize inventories and decrease markdowns
Provides a competitive advantage in the marketplace by understanding the competition, the target customer and the brand-specific fashion trends
Responsible for ensuring the successful execution of all product initiatives from development through to the customer
Specifically, you must have:
Minimum of 4-5 years of proven success as a Merchant in the Fashion and or Accessory business
B.S. / B.A. In Fashion Merchandising or related field
Strong, proven leadership skills and highly developed interpersonal skills
Energetic and infectious leadership in a fast paced environment.
Experience working with Designers and driving product development decisions
Great fashion sense and passion for product
Strong presentation and communication skills
Team player with a demonstrated ability to problem solve and partner with appropriate Buyers, Planners and other cross-functional partners to effect solutions
Ability to handle multiple priorities and a wide range of responsibilities