Temporary Merchandise Manager

The Temporary Merchandise Manager is responsible for developingmerchandising strategies that will continue to position Hanna Andersson as thepremiere children's lifestyle brand. They will work collaborativelywithin a fast moving and nimble cross-functional team to develop differentiatedand impactful assortment strategies that achieve the category's financialgoals.

Essential Functions

  • Developing, communicating, and driving seasonalbusiness and assortment strategies that meet or exceed financial targets andcustomer expectations.
  • Identifying business opportunities and risksin-season through analyzing sales performance and gathering marketplaceinformation.
  • Proficiently analyzing and recapping businessresults to understand big picture trends. Able to communicate and presentresults succinctly and clearly.
  • Communicates seasonal Department strategies tokey functional areas in order to focus the team towards a common goal.
  • Central point of communication tocross-functional team (design, sourcing, inventory planning, visualmerchandising, marketing, web).
  • Partners with planning and inventory managementto drive financial success.
  • Partners with design to ensure assortments arebalanced and key item strategies are met.
  • Partners with design and sourcing to ensuremargin and quality goals are met.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Fashion Merchandising, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years experience in merchandising in a specialty retail environment required. Experience in children's apparel strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledgeable of trend, sense of aesthetic, and assortment planning ability.
  • Have had success at developing profitable merchandise strategies.
  • Possess high-level analytical skills with extensive experience in Microsoft Excel. You enjoy problem solving and understand merchandise financial planning and key metrics.
  • Strong presenter, listener, verbal and written communicator.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills; and have demonstrated ability to communicate throughout an organization
  • You are a solid negotiator and extremely organized.
  • You are effective working independently as well as in a team environment.
  • You are able to travel, both domestically and internationally.

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