Senior Merchandiser - Girl's
We believe that being fit and active makes life richer and bigger than it could possibly be otherwise. And we're always looking for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences.
Collaboration is a real thing here - because we know that individually we're strong, but together we're unstoppable. Athleta is a certified B Corporation, which means that we put people and planet right up there with profit, and we're committed to using business as a force for good.
About the role
The Athleta Girl team is seeking a merchandising leader with a proven track record of driving results in a high growth business. This individual should be able to manage large scope, multiple cross functional responsibilities and drive retail, catalog and website, creating the optimal omni experience for our customer. This individual will own seasonal strategies for their areas of ownership and prioritize tasks to support and drive divisional strategies and financial targets. This role is also responsible for the development of the team's Merchandise Coordinator.
• Actively participate in key product development milestone events to ideate, develop and curate Athleta Girl's product vision
• Partner with cross-functional team members to develop Girls key concepts, key items, and assortment to ensure that the collection is commercially viable and provides an exciting customer experience
• Ability to put assortment together cross channel and drive retail strategy/flow, website & catalog
• Partner closely with Girls divisional cross functional team to do more with less - collaborate, make decisions and learn efficiently and effectively
• Build and influence future Girls strategies in-season where needed and provide appropriate and timely direction to the cross-functional team in order to react quickly to customer and business trends. Be nimble and quick!
• Assortank styles within the Girls division based on competition, strategy and current product performance
• Validate costing and placement strategies with Production
• Identify business opportunities and risks in-season through analyzing sales performance and gathering marketplace information
• Actively listen to and engage all members of the cross-functional team to ensure that innovative ideas are surfaced and acted upon, and that the team feels ownership in the business
• Effectively select, coach, manage and develop individuals creating an high performing team
Who you are
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
• 5+ years of experience including management experience; ideally working in a high growth business and have a performance background (experience in Girls apparel is a plus!)
• Excellent at setting priorities, fostering cohesion and inspiring cross functional teams
• Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
• Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
• View business with an entrepreneurial lens, able to quickly and gracefully pivot when needed
• Willing and able to travel as needed
Benefits at Athleta
- Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet.
- One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.
- Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.
- Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.
- Employee stock purchase plan.
- Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
- See more of the benefits we offer.
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