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J.Crew Merchant - Mens Pants/Shorts in New York, New York

Company:

JCrew

Location:

New York, NY, US, 10281

Date:

Nov 18, 2020

Merchant - Mens Pants/Shorts

WHO WE ARE

We side with style over fashion, think timelessness is underrated, and find that clothes look best when they’re lived in. We love color-blocking and pattern mixing and temper tomboy with heels. We're fans of tousled hair and think everything’s right when something’s left just a little imperfect. We wear sneakers with suits, wing tips with jeans and chambray on chambray. We don't believe there's such a thing as overdressed — and we don’t rent tuxedos. We're an American brand, but we source fabrics from around the world: Japanese seersucker, Irish linen and Italian wool. We don't believe there's just one way to wear an outfit, but we do have a few ideas on how to pull one together. For us, the magic is in the mix.

Responsibilities

  • People Leadership

  • Act as a role model and provide leadership within the brand by motivating and inspiring team members to work cooperatively and to remain focused.

  • Continuous improvement in your own workplace persona, reacting productively to constructive feedback, and always setting a positive example for your team.

  • Manage up to senior leadership by keeping lines of communication open in regards to team development, personal and professional achievements, as well as action plans for current business results

Pre-Season

  • Understand trend analysis and can translate trend to commercial big ideas, identifying the next big thing

  • Present pre-season strategy to cross-functional team

  • Partners with planning to strategize budget and departmental opportunities

  • Analyze seasonal and hindsight information, trends, product assortment, and competition to develop the strategy

  • Participate in Design Board Reviews and provide feedback on silhouette, fabric, and color based on hindsight/strategy

  • Build Roadmap for design articulating newness needs by month with AUC targets, as well as clear direction on carrying forward products (where updates or new colors are needed)

  • Begin to build and strategize larger marketing moments in partnership with your manager that are supported by the merchandise selection across multiple departments

In Season

  • Approve garment fit on key products/buys and ensure product execution meets the design aesthetic as well as commercially acceptable quality standards

  • Drive partnership with planning and allocation on reviewing sales, receipts, markdown cadence, and style color counts

  • Analyze the competitive environment and use knowledge to positively impact results, making recommendations to leadership

  • Identify areas of the business that need attention and take action on necessary steps to improve, also identify areas of opportunity that are trending and take action to optimize

  • Utilize product strategies and analytical results to plan all merchandise buys, in accordance with the budget, for each quarter and present the line at assortment and investment reviews

  • Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators, evaluate reports and translate the data into actionable information to drive results

  • Partner with marketing, styling, and visual to ensure key items and big bets are elevated and supported by the cross-functional team

Qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong business acumen

  • Self-motivated, multi-tasker

  • High taste level

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 6+ years of experience

We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.

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