Sr.Retail Merchant- Bath & Body Works- Reynoldsburg, OH
Job ID: 33486-A
Reynoldsburg, OH, USA
Develop merchandising strategy to incorporate into annual and seasonal business plan to achieve sales and profit plans for merchandise categories. Build revenue by developing and presenting overall line plan to cover financial goals, complement key item base with breadth of selection to include newness through novelty items without over-assorting, manage in-season business by tracking and analyzing sales information to identify opportunities to increase sales, improve margins, maximize inventories, decrease markdowns, and monitor competitors to identify opportunities and challenges for in-season business and future-season line planning. Build talent by providing leadership to influence Merchant's ability to translate customer and competitor information with merchandise fashion knowledge, and hire, direct, evaluate, coach, and develop Merchants, Associate and/or Assistant Merchants. Build organizational capacity by working with AVP and counterparts to ensure cohesive viewpoint transcends departmental lines, act as customer rep to report on quality, safety, and performance issues, and partner with Marketing, Visual Merchandising, and Store Operations to provide product knowledge.
Min. requirements include: Bachelor's degree in Marketing or Business Administration plus 5 yrs relevant exp. in brand development and merchandise buying in retail industry, including 2 yrs of brand development and/or merchandise buying in personal care product. Travel requirements are normal to the occupation. Attend trade shows and conferences to learn about new industry trends, make contacts with suppliers, and visit company stores.