Job Details

General Merchandise Manager, Women's Designer RTW & Handbags

location NEW YORK , New York , United States
category Merchandising
Job Opened October 11th, 2018
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 18000CRJ
Job Type Full Time

job description

Company Description
Hudson’s Bay Company is one of the fastest-growing department store retailers in the world.  In North America, HBC’s leading banners include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, Saks OFF 5TH, Find @ Lord & Taylor, and Home Outfitters. In Europe, HBC’s banners include GALERIA Kaufhof (the largest department store group in Germany), Galeria INNO (Belgium’s only department store group), and Sportarena. At HBC we are a company of adventurers who explore uncharted territory, challenge convention, and work with imagination and fun.  
Role Summary
The Women’s Ready-to-Wear GMM role at Saks Fifth Avenue is an exciting opportunity accountable for driving profitable growth.  We’re looking for a dynamic, visionary leader who will build a best-in-class organization and harness the power of the brick and mortar stores and .com presence of the Saks Fifth Avenue Business.  This individual will have a proven track record in building a strategy, communicating a compelling vision, and executing a well thought-out plan, while leading and engaging a high performing team.
He/she must be creative with a strategic mindset along with the ability to turn concepts into action.  He/she must have strong relationship building and influencing skills and ability to navigate a complex, global organization. The successful candidate will be a change agent who is flexible, resilient, nimble and able to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. He/she will embody a culture of taking smart risks and innovating to win.
Major Responsibilities
  1. Set merchandising vision and strategy for division to meet financial targets, including revenue, margin and inventory metrics
  2. Establish and consistently communicate merchandising objectives in support of HBC strategy and business objectives
  3. Partner with Chief Merchant to ensure strategic direction for division is in line with company
  4. Develop innovative new business and sales driving ideas
  5. Partner with Merch Planning to profitably execute financial targets as well as review and direct financial plans
  6. Lead Merch team in executing in-season strategies and adjusts plans as business requires
  7. Actively monitor and adjust to market, trends and competition
  8. Lead key brand meetings and drive strategic conversations related to the business objectives
  9. Define organizational structure and actively retain/recruit talent
  10. Develop direct reports and team members
  11. Represent division on cross-functional and cross-company initiatives 
  12. Present divisional results and strategies at executive sessions
Professional Qualifications
  • BFA or BA in Fashion Merchandising, Business, or related field preferred
  • Must have 15+ years of overall Buying/Merchandising experience, with extensive experience in a management role
  • Must have 6-8 years of experience as multi-category manager, overseeing both the creative and financial aspects of merchandising
  • Experience as a Merchandising Manager in multiple product lines is essential
  • Demonstrated leadership skills required

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