Merchandise Mgr, North America - RVCA


2019-06-28 17:31:01

Job location Costa Mesa, California, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Community & Sport

Job description

Support RVCA Merchandising and Design by providing analysis, product knowledge, and marketplace insights. This position will report to the Director of Global Merchandising. This position is based in our Costa Mesa, CA office.


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities are able to perform the essential functions. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

  • Product: Build North America seasonal merchandise strategy and assortment plan for all categories including: breadth, depth, price-point, revenue / unit forecasts, margin targets, segmentation strategy, and retail space allocation (end in mind)
  • Partner with design and development teams in reviewing prototypes, photo samples, and submits for approval for all categories from design concept to production
  • Marketplace: in depth knowledge of market, trends, innovation, competition, and product details
  • Analysis: Aggregate and distill all available analytics (sell in / sell-through / marketplace data / etc.) to build firm financial foundation for inline architecture
  • Planning & Forecasting: revenue, unit volume, IGP, and option count / productivity for Men's product ranges across business units / channels for all categories
  • Communication: Ensure clear and consistent communication with cross-functional sales, retail, marketing and demand planning teams
    • Forecast and report business key performance indicators (KPIs)
    • Enter and manage PLM data seasonally and maintain data integrity
  • Partner on seasonal purchase orders, from salesmen samples to bulk production
  • Maintain and update sales rep communication
  • Manage pagination and M&D responsibilities of Seasonal Range books and catalogs

  • Bachelors Degree, Business administration or Retail Merchandising preferred
  • 7+ years experience in Apparel and accessory product (merchandising, buying, selling, development)
  • Strong Product/Design aesthetic/high taste level
  • Ability to identify and predict future product opportunities/trends
  • Knowledge of product development calendar, timelines and deliverables
  • Must be able to multi task and work in fast paced environment
  • Must be proactive with a solution/result oriented attitude
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication and follow through skills
  • Must be highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Must be PC and MAC computer literate in Applications - Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Word, Cliq View and PLM
  • Experience in Apparel, footwear, accessory, outerwear categories
  • Working knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop. Advanced Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Retail math, PLM system

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