DMM Childrens & Juniors

Job Title
DMM Childrens & Juniors

City
Mid-Atlantic

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

Located in the mid-Atlantic, our 100 year old, omni-channel, big box client is thriving and performing at the highest levels financially and organizationally while others in this space struggle. With consistent comparable store sales gains and record profits over the last 10 years, they continue to open stores and expand their geographic footprint, providing a top-notch experience to both their customers and highly tenured employees.

MAJOR JOB FOCUS AREAS

Vendor Relations

  • Lead negotiations with vendors; determine margin and margin guarantees for Fall/ Spring seasons
  • Partner with Buyers to approve merchandise assortments and identify/select promotional items and buy-out opportunities
  • Work with Buying team on end-of-month season reconciliations
  • Manage returns/markdown dollar agreements


Advertising

  • Plan and execute seasonal, monthly and weekly advertising strategies for major sales and events
  • Negotiate advertising co-op dollar with vendors
  • Approve buyer items to be included in ads
  • Work with Buyers to ensure in-stock positioning for advertised goods
  • Partner with advertising on in-season promotional vehicles (catalogs, mailers, inserts)


Business Planning / Analysis

  • Collaborate with Buyers to create 6-month business plans for Fall/ Spring seasons
  • Manage department(s) open-to-buy; partner with Company President to manage it and/ or modify as needed
  • Plan business to achieve planned goals including stock turn, sales results and margin goals; adapt throughout the season as needed
  • Constantly review results; look for opportunities to maximize trends as well as adjust to down-trending business


People Development

  • Provide timely feedback and coaching to nurture team while addressing any performance issues
  • Prepare staff to take on new responsibilities as appropriate; assist with their growth and development


Ecommerce

  • Ensure merchandise is available and accessible for online and buy online pick up in store purchases
  • Work with E Commerce team on category advertising and special promotions


Stores

  • Communicate and partner with stores on big ideas and items for Fall/ Spring season
  • Ensure stores receive signage and plan-o-grams and understand department flow and adjacencies


Business Partnerships

  • Communicate and collaborate with cross-functional senior management members
  • Represent the Company positively with all constituent groups (vendors, coworkers, the public)
  • Always operate with high integrity when representing the Company
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