Senior Merchandise Manager, Apparel

Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jun 2020
16 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

About the role

The Senior Merchandising Manager is responsible for planning, developing, communicating, and executing the overall category and product strategy for all Apparel categories, including leggings and denim.  An entrepreneurial mindset and spirit is of the utmost importance to this role, which will serve as a critical thought partner to the Vice President. Together, we will determine the appropriate long term vision for this new high-visibility, rapid growth segment of the Spanx business. This results-oriented individual also serves as the lead for all cross-functional teams to direct productive consumer focused product assortments that will drive growth and profitability.

You’ll love it because you will

  • Cross-functional product category champion and conduit between design, product development, production, planning, marketing and sales; demonstrate end to end understanding of the value chain
  • Deliver assortments that bring stories to life at retail in a compelling and relevant manner for the target consumer
  • Build an integrated line plan framework; edit/assort product collections that draw both draw the customer in and drive results
  • Applies foundational retail math (turn, gross margin, markup, sell-thru etc.) to drive informed and profitable pre-planning and in-season decisions around assortment mix, depth and productivity
  • Understand the competitive landscape and models opportunities with data and analytics
  • Identify and resolve price/value overlaps and conflicts
  • Leverage products and product mix to elevate brand and drive revenue growth and profitability 
  • Create an environment of collaboration and respect amongst key partners including production, design, buying, planning, marketing, and visual
  • Establish cross-functional relationships to promote best practices and process adherence; foster teamwork
  • Effectively manage and support the career development of direct reports to ensure job satisfaction, retention and to identify and develop bench strength