At The North Face we dare to lead the world forward through Exploration. We were born to Explore. We were born to Disrupt. We were born to Lead.
The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. Founded in the counterculture of Berkeley, CA in 1966 we have a long and storied legacy of enabling exploration, loving and protecting wild places, and creating iconic and technically advanced product.
We believe that exploration is a mindset both on the mountain and off the mountain and it infuses everything we do. As a community of explorers, we stay curious about new ideas, places and people.
Love wild places
Dare to disrupt
Lead with integrity
By joining The North Face, you will help provide the best gear for our athletes and the modern-day explorer. You will also have the opportunity, tools and environment to more deeply explore the world around you and make meaningful, lasting connections.
What You Will Do
The Divisional Merchandising Manager at The North Face is responsible for providing direction and vision for key divisions to develop and execute merchandising strategy in order to balance assortments flow and financial targets and maximizes sales. This person provides dynamic leadership to positively impact business initiatives and brings a track record in managing successful DTC businesses and proven experience in merchandising.
How You Will Make A Difference
Lead buying team in best practices, managing internal/external customer relationships, and utilizing strong business acumen to elevate business and operational excellence.
Develop business plans that drive territory sales in stores and online by conceptualizing and leading the execution of long and short-term merchandising strategies.
Achieve key sales, gross margin and inventory expectations which meet or exceed financial objectives for the division.
Present seasonal strategies and lead the execution of merchandising plans based on big brand stories, classification analysis, key item opportunities and seasonal segmentation to enhance story-telling capabilities, increase topline sales and bottom line profitability.
Represent DTC brand territory point-of-view in influencing cross functional relationships (i.e. buying team, regional and global merchandising, product, design, visual presentation, marketing etc.) to ensure key areas of investment are fully supported in Go-to-market process.
Partner with Senior Buyers in understanding key business opportunities in current season to communicate and influence regional/global merchandising team son future DTC seasonal assortment needs.
Develop and organize collection-based reporting for weekly/monthly/quarter/seasonal/fiscal executive level-presentations.
Solution-based diplomatic approach in all matters as key representation in cross-functional meetings and presentation.
Partner with planning manager to provide buying team direction in management of target contribution by brand territories. Manage the merchandising of product lines and final assortment selections via territory focus.
Coordinate merchant/visual/planning/allocation store visits to assess floor sets, and recap learnings on strategies.
Mentor and develop Senior Buyers in fostering collaboration and alignment to overall balance of financial and brand needs
What You Bring
Outstanding track record in meeting financial goals.
Strong training and motivating skills.
Demonstrates the ability to communicate up and down, influencing decisions and actions.
Thinks outside of the norm for new merchandising concepts. Balance between merchandising, inventory management financial planning/analysis skills.
Advanced computer skills required, including a solid knowledge Word, Excel, and Power Point
Knowledge of online merchandise techniques
Strong analytical skills
Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
Able to understand financial measurements and how to impact them.
Strong merchandise planning/analysis and the inventory pipeline skills from concept to permanent markdown.
Strong communication skills required.
Strong team building skills.
Self-motivated, flexible, and able to handle large volumes of work independently.
Where You Will Be Located
NEVER STOP EXPLORING
The North Face is a subsidiary of VF Corporation. At VF, we outfit consumers around the world with our diverse portfolio of lifestyle brands. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. We are committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for our customers and shareholders.
While our VF company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.
VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.