Join the Vanity team...
A growing specialty retailer offering affordable, lifestyle apparel and accessories targeted to fashion conscious young females. Located in 26 states, we reach into markets nation-wide to provide FASHIONthatFITS®. Our corporate office in Fargo, ND is currently seeking a:
Divisional Merchandise Manager
As Divisional Merchandise Manager, you will be developing and executing strategies which provide the merchandise direction for their assigned division; bottoms and accessories. Youíll be accountable for maximizing profitability by producing sales, gross margin and turnover results that support the financial objective of the company.
You will be responsible to:
Define product assortments which consistently reflect the Vanity brand identity and deliver value and qualified to the costumer
Partner with the Directors of Planning, Marketing, Sourcing and Stores to achieve effective execution of seasonal and annual financial goals
Lead and develop buying teams to ensure that financial and product goals are met.
Training and coaching
Develop and maintain profitable and productive partnerships with domestic and direct sourcing vendors.
Demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of all fashion direction.
Domestic and foreign competitive shopping
Utilization of trend services
Market research data
Trade and fashion publications
To succeed in this position, you must possess strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. A Bachelor's degree in Apparel Merchandising or related field with a minimum of 8 years of buying/merchandising experience is required along with 3+ years of prior supervisory experience. Domestic and oversees travel is required.