Director Of Merchandising


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Looking for a strong individual that understands creativity, profitability and how to tie these to the bottom line and get buy in from other areas of the company.

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Director Of Merchandising

  1. 1. Confidential Posting: Looking for a strong individual that understands creativity, profitability and how to tie these to the bottom line and get buy in from other areas of the company. Contact Info: Send qualifications and compensation requirements to Title: Director of Merchandising Location: Fort Wayne , IN area Specific Duties: 1. Manage the development of the merchandising studies program, including the designing, managing of resources, training Sales staff in the understanding and use of the tools and consistent use of the program. 2. Responsible for the merchandising of the company’s product lines and categories. 3. Presents ideas for new business ventures, product concepts, catalog development, pricing and promotional strategies on a regular basis. 4. Reviews product performance continually through product life cycle to ensure attainment of objectives. 5. Reviews and evaluates customer demand and sales trends to determine where to place products for sale. 6. Analyzing weekly and daily key performance results. 7. Ensures that assigned product categories are priced profitably and competitively and offers are relevant in the marketplace. 8. Manages process relative to product and display mock-ups, as well as budget planning for merchandising and mock-up consumables. 9. Maintains communications and contacts to collect and analyze technical, financial, marketing, schedule and sales information for product lines and categories. 10. Researches and coordinates partnerships with outside merchandising resources. 11. Design and publish diagrams indicating how to arrange merchandise on the sales floor to optimize visual aesthetics. 12. Manage and implement timely and proper updates and designs of plan-o-grams. 13. Responsible for managing the sets or resets of a store by following a plan-o-gram. 14. Ensures that manufacturer’s racks are constructed or assembled for display, and equipment is installed. 15. Manages the placement of shelf tags and signs on shelving, and ensures that the customer has all supporting information. 16. Manages and directs Field Merchandisers with store visits. 17. Implements new marketing projects as well as maintaining current projects. 18. Prepare and communicate sales presentation materials to business development personnel. 19. Develops objectives and processes to implement merchandising initiatives, which include coordinating and monitoring the company's merchandising system. 20. Demonstrates support of customer service and responding to changing service level requirements. 21. Seeks to identify any process improvement. 22. Prepares and submits bill of material/set-up information for Forecasting. 23. Overall responsibility is to align merchandising to prove ability to increase profitability for our customers. 24. Other duties as assigned.
  2. 2. Specific Requirements: 1. Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 2. Needs to be an organized, pro-active self-starter with ability to meet deadlines. Strong sense of urgency combined with a flexible attitude to adapt to new and varied challenges. Ability to plan and accomplish goals. 3. A wide degree of creativity is expected. 4. Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 5. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to quantify, qualify and interpret 6. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.