Vice President of Merchandising
ROCKLER COMPANIES INC - Medina, MN

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DESCRIPTION

Directs the merchandising and buying functions to optimize sustained business growth in revenue and profit; develops, analyzes, prepares, interprets, and communicates key merchandise information. Responsible for the development, communication and implementation of product strategy for the organization.

DUTIES

Merchandising
  • Develops merchandising strategies across all categories that align strategically with the company's objectives, brand strategies and overall merchandise strategy.
  • Manages category business planning, assortment decisions, merchandising, sales promotion, price position, gross profit management, and GMROI.
  • Develop/train Category Managers; manage team and increase internal talent to support company growth.
  • Develop and enhance the Company's vendor relationships and work with category managers to maximize those relationships.
  • Aligns merchandising standards and processes to support seasonal planning for the marketing and selling channels.
Sourcing
  • Manage international sourcing/global sourcing: Identify and execute strategy to leverage international sourcing.
  • Continuously looks for alternate sources for products to optimize business performance.
Purchasing/ Inventory Control
  • Holds primary responsibility for all inventory levels, performance, controls and accuracy.
  • Ensure that merchandise and inventory plans are consistent with business unit sales plans.
  • Works closely with marketing and selling units to ensure service level goals are met.
  • Responsible for programs and compliance of all local, state and federal laws including customs.
  • Ensures vendor agreements and compliance are meeting company policy.
Product Development
  • Oversees the product development department.
  • Ensures the financial performance of the proprietary products meet the strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Provides leadership and direction for staff and develops the strategy to position the division capable of meeting the seasonal planning and growth needs of the organization.
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, engineering or related field. MBA preferred.
  • 10+ years of management experience in inventory control and merchandising
  • Proven experience/success in international sourcing/global sourcing.
  • Proprietary product/R&D experience.
  • Thorough understanding of Category Management; success in executing best practices.
  • Proven success in employee growth/ development, training, and talent planning.
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, computer and organizational skills required.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong customer orientation Merchandising
  • Develops merchandising strategies across all categories that align strategically with the company's objectives, brand strategies and overall merchandise strategy.
  • Manages category business planning, assortment decisions, merchandising, sales promotion, price position, gross profit management, and GMROI.
  • Develop/train Category Managers; manage team and increase internal talent to support company growth.
  • Develop and enhance the Company's vendor relationships and work with category managers to maximize those relationships.
  • Aligns merchandising standards and processes to support seasonal planning for the marketing and selling channels.
Sourcing
  • Manage international sourcing/global sourcing: Identify and execute strategy to leverage international sourcing.
  • Continuously looks for alternate sources for products to optimize business performance.
Purchasing/ Inventory Control
  • Holds primary responsibility for all inventory levels, performance, controls and accuracy.
  • Ensure that merchandise and inventory plans are consistent with business unit sales plans.
  • Works closely with marketing and selling units to ensure service level goals are met.
  • Responsible for programs and compliance of all local, state and federal laws including customs.
  • Ensures vendor agreements and compliance are meeting company policy.
Product Development
  • Oversees the product development department.
  • Ensures the financial performance of the proprietary products meet the strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Provides leadership and direction for staff and develops the strategy to position the division capable of meeting the seasonal planning and growth needs of the organization.

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