• Merchandiser

    Job ID 2018-2724
    Job Locations
    US-WA-Woodinville
    Category
    Merchandise
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    ABOUT BDA
    BDA brings the world’s biggest brands to life through promotional merchandise. Fortune 500 companies come to us looking to connect with their consumers on an emotional level. We create three-dimensional advertising that people invite into their homes, offices, cars and classrooms. We let people see, touch, feel, own and interact with a brand in a way no other marketing permits. It’s what we like to call the Power of Merchandise.

    We take great pride in our company culture—one that inspires teamwork, fun and excellence across our organization. We’re energetic people who love what we do—churning out more than 50 million units each year for the world’s most admired brands in a fun, fast paced environment that rewards high achievement.

     

    Summary

    Our talented Program Merchandising Group within BDA— develops, designs, and sources for 25+ Fortune 500 clients. From classic to stylish, this team is shaping the styles and looks our clients love for their brand.  An effective Merchandiser is experienced, results-oriented and views the business through the lens of the client.

    Responsibilities

    • Recognize Brand Awareness and how to interpret this to product/merchandise for client(s)
    • Implement merchandising plans to achieve performance goals for a specific merchandise category/Client Refresh
    • Define seasonal, annual and multi-year strategies that identify future opportunities and trends
    • Support merchandising strategy for the company, including alignment of clients/brands and product
    • Participate in life cycle management (initiate, grow and retire) for multiple categories and/or brands
    • Ensure successful product line presentations to clients
    • Oversee day-to-day activities for product launches/refreshes
    • Take current trends and translate into creative marketing product
    • Deliver product performance results based on strategic goals and budget expectations
    • Product Assortment Planning for all eCommerce and Catalog Product Lines while partnering with internal program teams
    • Merchandiser is responsible for all SKU creation and maintenance
    • Any additional tasks or projects as assigned from manager

    Travel: Possibly
    Financial/Budgetary Responsibility: No
    Strategic Planning Responsibility: Yes
    Direct Reports: No

    Qualifications

    Experience Requirements

    • 1-3 years eCommerce Merchandising/Product Development experience
    • Minimum 5 years of retail buying, merchandising and/or planning experience
    • Minimum 1-2 years management experience

    Job Skills and Traits:

    • Must demonstrate working knowledge of gross margin and assortment planning
    • Confidence and Ability to articulate and sell a concept to a business team
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
    • Ability to build strong vendor partnerships.
    • Strong negotiation, strategic planning, and team building skills
    • Ability to multi task in high pressure, fast moving environment
    • Experience initiating, recommending and implementing merchandise strategies
    • Strong organization skills and ability to maintain database
    • Strong understanding of and ability to apply market intelligence
    • Understanding of retail and the service environment
    • Fluency in MS Office suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint
    • Oracle Experience a plus
    • Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills.

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