Assistant Manager, Merchandise Marketing - Fragrances
Macy's - New York, NY

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Overview:
The Assistant Manager is responsible for supporting the successful execution of marketing strategies with the ultimate goal of driving sales and EBIT goals. This position serves as a partner/liaison between the merchant/planners and advertising to collaborate in executing accurate and timely presentations, to move on results/analysis and to drive the overall advertising process supporting the daily needs of the business. In addition, the Assistant Manager has a specific Family of Business in which accountability for relevant national and local campaigns are fully supported. This is a developmental position that ultimately leads to a Manager Merchandise Marketing position.

Key Accountabilities:
Execute cohesive marketing strategies that support Sales & EBIT goals

Maintain all production and financial components into the MAS (Macy’s Advertising System) system for a specific family of business

Prepare for and participate in concept, pre-style out and style out meetings and be responsible for meeting key project deadlines (style outs, turn ins, etc). Point person for all materials necessary for turn-ins and presentations.

Recap, analyze and communicate overall marketing results with various marketing groups to help identify business opportunities

Work collaboratively with Marketing, Media, Creative and Production partners

Ensure seamless coordination across various marketing groups including Traffic, Production, Creative and Media teams

Work with Merchandising and Planning partners to align marketing and merchandising priorities and ensure that the customer is the number one priority

Recap internal business results and work with supervisor to identify business opportunities.

Focus on special projects to drive desired results

Maintain knowledge and updates to key materials that inform the FOB on your family of business (i.e. sales, trend, competition, vendor launches/initiatives, media trends, social updates and technology). Track what the competition is doing and offer recommendations for future business opportunities.

Execute opportunities to customize marketing (e.g., DM, Insert and ROP) for markets and customer segments within your family of business

Skill Summary:
1- 2 years prior retail marketing, buying or planning experience (preferred)

4-year degree, preferably in one of the following areas: Marketing, Business Administration, Fashion Merchandising

Strong communication skills both written and verbal

Possess strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills

Able to build partnerships and teams across functional units

Ability to interact with all levels in the organization

Problem solver with reasoning skills and ability to identify opportunities through analysis

Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with detail

Demonstrate initiative, curiosity and a positive attitude

Macy's, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment diversity.

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