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Director, Product Development

Employer
Bloomingdale's
Location
Long Island City, New York
Closing date
15 May 2024

Job Details

About: Bloomingdale's makes fashion personal and fun, aspirational yet approachable. Our mission is to guide and inspire our customers to make style a source of creative energy in their lives. We will always strive to make Bloomingdale's like no other store in the world. Everyone plays a critical role to bring our mission to life. Regardless of position, we believe all colleagues have a voice and access to share their thoughts with every level of leadership. Our colleagues are passionate, driven, entrepreneurial and collaborative. We welcome and embrace diversity of background, thought and opinion while having a lot of fun along the way. Job Overview: The Director of Product Development for Bloomingdale's Private Brands plays a key role in bringing our brand vision to life through our private label product assortments. A trusted, collaborative and results-oriented leader, business partner and change agent you will utilize experience, in depth knowledge of the marketplace and understanding of the Bloomingdale's customer to fill voids in existing assortment, developing brands and product that is exclusive to and differentiate Bloomingdale's merchandise selection.
Essential Functions:
  • Lead merchant team by setting clear expectations, create accountability for results, and drive standardization and simplification of work where necessary
  • Establish long-term strategies and annual/seasonal financial plans. Identify growth opportunities including promotional strategies based on current business needs.
  • Partner with Creative Director to understand the season's product direction, fabrications, and key items.
  • Leverage experience to build strong product assortments. Responsibilities include driving units, and revenue, along with the day to day management of suppliers and merchandising.

Qualifications and Competencies:

We encourage candidates with either a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a related field to apply

5+ years related experience
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence. Able to develop, plan, present and execute strategies
  • Mathematical Skills: Clear understanding of retail math, including margin, markup and performance impact on financial results
  • Reasoning Ability: Strong analytical and strategic abilities. Ability to manage workflow independently and effectively with minimal direction

Physical Requirements:
  • Requires periods of walking, standing, communicating, reaching, crouching and climbing ladders
  • Frequent use of computers and other technology, necessary to perform job functions, including handheld equipment, cash register and ability to process register transactions
  • Frequently lift/move up to 25lbs

This job description is not all-inclusive, and Macy's Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Candidates for positions in San Francisco ONLY can review their rights and the Company's obligations under SFPC Art. 49 here. Candidates for positions in Los Angeles ONLY can review their rights and the Company's obligations under LA MC Ch. XVIII Art. 9 here. Candidates for positions in Philadelphia ONLY can review their rights and the Company's obligations under PC Ch. 9-3500 here.

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