The Regional Merchandising Manager (RMM) is an extension of the corporate merchandising function focused on executing the corporate merchandising strategy in their local markets. RMMs are responsible for communicating merchandising strategy to the store operations team. They are an integral part of the collection and sharing of competitive feedback to core merchandising. As a merchandising single point of contact for 3-5 district managers, RMMs focus their efforts on localized assortments based on the core departments and classes established through the merchandising strategic plan.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
80% Localized Assortment: Execute the localized assortment priorities as established for the fiscal year.
Assign stores to clustered assortments
Regional assortment analysis: communicate assortment concerns based on assortment review and competitive review
Emergency response: pre-plan and organize for annual events (hurricane, tornado, floods, and fire); coordinate response and product flow during event.
10% Reinforce and communicate merchandising strategy to the store operations leadership team.
10% Act as a local resource for feedback back to the corporate merchandising team on current trends and information in the competitive marketplace.
NATURE AND SCOPE
The position reports to the Field Division Merchandise Manager.
No direct responsibility for supervising others.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel more than 50% of the time.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years
Frequent periods are spent standing or sitting in the same location with some opportunity to move about; occasionally there may be a need to stoop or lift light objects (typically less than 8 pounds).
Experience supporting multiple units across a wide geography, preferably in a large format retailer.
Experience in merchandising or buying roles in a retail organization.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Merchandising Strategy: Market acumen, experience applying consumer insights and market acumen.
Problem Solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
Demonstrated ability to understand strategic direction and to formulate tactical plans for execution.
Financial Acumen: Experience with retail math and accounting.
Organizational Agility: Understands the culture of an organization and knows how to get things done through both formal and informal channels.
Communication: Ability to persuade or influence others. Fosters open communication; presents a compelling case for proposals and ideas; strong ability to win support from others; is assertive and holds firm when necessary.
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and schedule demands.
Sound business and financial acumen; understands the meaning and implications of key financial indicators; uses analysis to create and evaluate strategic options.
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