Company Name: Sears
Job Details
Duration: Permanent
Min Education: Not Specified
Salary: Commensurate
Job Type: Full Time
Min Experience: Not Specified
Required Travel: Not Specified
  • USA - Madison Wisconsin, 53717
Job Description
Lands’ End is a premier source of apparel and gear for women, men, kids and the home – sold by catalog, online, and nearly 300 Lands’ End Shops at Sears. Since 1963, we’ve earned a reputation for quality, value and exceptional customer service embodied by one simple promise: everything we sell is Guaranteed. Period.® Lands’ End is a proud member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies. Description As a Merchandise Manager, you will be responsible for driving the Women’s category through the product development process. Specific responsibilities include financial planning, bottom line profit and loss, development of new product, and evaluation of existing styles. This person will work closely with Design, Creative, Quality and Inventory on a variety of things, including: the product content of each catalog, quality, fit of styles and customer fulfillment. Reporting • Position with report to a Sr. Merchandise Manager or DMM • Position will be based at our Global Headquarters near Madison, WI
Responsibilities • Partner with Sr. Merchandise Manager and/or GMM to develop and drive merchandising strategies and business results for specific categories within a product division or LE business unit • Own definition and performance of line plans for specific product categories • Identify and serve up potential product opportunities to maximize sales and profit • Own and manage return rates in collaboration with Design, Technical Design, Sourcing/Quality • Responsible for developing and coaching Associate and Assistant merchants Skills •5-10 years buying or merchandising experience either in catalog, specialty or department store environment •5-10 years product development experience in apparel •Must be a team player with the ability to effectively interact with different communication styles •Strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills required •Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manager projects from concept to completion within time constraints •Excellent analytical, decision making and problem solving skills •Must be organized and self-motivated •Must have experience in working with and traveling to foreign countries as well as domestic travel • Must have strong negotiation skills and have had experience sourcing globally