Develops, monitors, and manages complex product specifications through the product life-cycle to ensure quality and customer needs are met by
collaborating with and updating internal and external partners to determine product needs, drive initiatives, resolve issues, and ensure alignment;
conducting industry benchmarking to identify product details, specifications, and trends; reviewing and managing broad sample assortments; creating
product specifications; submitting color, product components, and aesthetics for approvals; providing reports through the development, approval, and
production process; identifying potential issues during the product life-cycle; performing root cause analysis and communicating findings;
recommending solutions to resolve issues; performing visual in-store review of items to identify variances; and evaluating products against
Leads the implementation of large, cross-functional and cross-organizational operational efficiency, customer experience, and communication
strategic initiatives by influencing and collaborating with cross functional teams; gathering knowledge from relevant sources; analyzing the potential
return on investment; developing assessments of key opportunities; documenting project scopes; developing long-range plans and project timelines;
and providing updates and progress reports to senior leaders.
Manages department objectives and activities related to product strategies by conducting research to gain insight into current and future customer
needs; analyzing data to determine impact to the business; streamlining processes for product development and delivery; aggregating research
information to provide business intelligence; benchmarking within the industry to identify trends and opportunities to grow profit and sales; and
communicating protocols to United States teams and offshore sourcing teams and making recommendations to senior leaders on new or enhanced
Develops financial and cost reduction strategies and drives financial performance for a medium-complexity business unit by developing performance
metrics for the business unit and each category based on overall strategic direction; directing the analysis of costs and business impact; identifying
leverage opportunities to drive cost savings; providing guidance and innovative solutions to leadership on initiatives to minimize cost and maximize
sales growth; ensuring category direction supports goals and will grow sales according to plan; reviewing sales and directing changes as necessary;
negotiating with suppliers to ensure sustainable solutions for the future and drive down costs; and communicating updates and changes to senior
Provides overall direction by analyzing business objectives and customer needs; developing, communicating, building support for, and implementing
business strategies, plans, and practices; analyzing costs and forecasts and incorporating them into business plans; determining and supporting
resource requirements; evaluating operational processes; measuring outcomes to ensure desired results; identifying and capitalizing on improvement
opportunities; promoting a customer environment; and demonstrating adaptability and sponsoring continuous learning.
Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce by diagnosing capability gaps; recruiting,
selecting, and developing talent; supporting mentorship, workforce development, and succession planning; and leveraging the capabilities of new and
Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics by integrating these values into all
programs and practices; developing consequences for violations or non-compliance; and supporting the Open Door Policy.
Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals by sponsoring and leading
key community outreach and involvement initiatives; engaging key stakeholders in the development, execution, and evaluation of appropriate
business plans and initiatives; and supporting associate efforts in these areas.
Minimum Qualifications...Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Design, or related field and 5 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or
related area OR 7 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related area.
1 year’s supervisory experience.
Preferred Qualifications...Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.
Application development experience with emphasis on VBA and SQL programming languages, Creative design software, Cross-functional project management, Financial modeling, Manufacturing, product development, or packaging, Microsoft Office
Masters: Arts, Masters: Business, Masters: Science
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