Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc.

Senior Director of Merchandising, Men's Fashion - Lucky Brand

US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID
22316
Corporate Lucky Office - Santa Fe
Category
Merchandising & Buying - Apparel

Overview

Lucky Brand is true blue American. Born and bred in Los Angeles, Lucky shipped its first pair of vintage-inspired jeans in 1990 and quickly became known as a pioneer and innovator in the world of modern denim. Synonymous with the easy Southern California lifestyle and the fearless American spirit, Lucky Brand creates great fitting, good quality, distinctively Lucky jeans and fashion that works with the American lifestyle. Our collections are carried at better department and specialty stores and over 200 of our company-owned stores across the U.S.A., as well as online at LuckyBrand.com. Rooted in Americana, Lucky Brand is inspired by active Californian types like surfers, cowboys, artists, musicians, and photographers, as well as anyone who embodies our fun-loving, friendly vibe. This position needs to be base in Los Angeles, CA

Responsibilities

The Senior Director will coordinate and drive the execution of a balanced seasonal product line. Collaborate with cross - functional teams to create a cohesive, well-priced seasonal collection in order to hit sales and merchandising deliverables as set by Division.

 

• Develop and drive seasonal strategies that meet financial targets and aligns to the divisional strategy

 

• Provide thorough and meaningful analysis of departmental businesses and effectively articulate learning’s to senior management and cross-functional partners. Identify risks and opportunities based on analysis and make recommendations for reacting to current business

 

• Create and articulate departmental seasonal line plans to guide design, product development and production and support divisional objectives

 

• Merchandise and present seasonal product assortments that meet financial targets and maximize divisional objectives

 

• Rank styles based on historical and current product performance

 

• Create and communicate departmental pricing strategies that align with brand positioning

 

• Provide monthly receipt reconciliation and review departmental sales, receipt flow, inventory, and margin projections for monthly Open to Buy meetings

 

• Participate in building pre-line class plans that align with departmental and divisional strategies

 

• Create and maintain accurate assortment sheets and buy plans. Communicate changes to appropriate business partners on an on-going and timely basis.

 

• Run weekly cross-functional and open issues meetings with production and design ensuring attention to detail throughout the entire product development cycle. Ensure timely recapping and updating as a result of weekly meeting.

 

• Maintain and demonstrate expert knowledge of customer base through participation in field conference calls, frequently visiting stores and constantly reaching out for direct consumer feedback.

 

• Maintain and demonstrate constant understanding of the competitive environment

 

• Participate in fitting garments and reviewing product details to ensure execution meets design aesthetic and remains commercially viable

 

• Create a track record of making the right recommendations to drive the business

 

• Effectively manage and develop direct reports

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree preferred

 

• 10-15 years of merchandising/retail buying experience

 

• 8 years experience managing direct reports

 

• Able to build strong working relationships with all areas of the business; Team player

 

• Organized with time management skills; excellent with coordinating timelines and delivering on multiple deadlines

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