Job Description

Job Title
Director of Merchandising
Job Description

Director of Merchandising 

Occupational Summary

The primary purpose for the DIRECTOR of MERCHANDISING is to lead the team that selects, markets, and develops products for sale in our stores. The DIRECTOR of MERCHANDISING is responsible for all aspects of how the product is represented including merchandising, advertising, sell down of discontinued product, market implementation, and traveling to manage supplier relationships.

Work Environment Summary

This position is required to work a flexible 50-hour work week, Monday through Friday, in a corporate office environment. This position requires limited light lifting and long periods of walking. Overnight Travel is required to attend Home Furnishing Markets, factories, and showroom visits.

Key Responsibilities   

Merchandising - Responsible for product pricing, negotiation of cost, and markdown strategy. Strategizes the marketing of those products. Is held accountable to inventory turn targets, margin targets, sales targets, and quality targets for multiple categories. Develops products as needed to meet required objections.

Human Resource Management - Responsible for developing and leading team of merchants, approving buy plans, advertising, and inventory strategies. Holds meetings with team members to coach and assist them in their development plans by completing their Individual Development Plans.

Advertising - Selects products for sale and advertising mediums (email, print, etc.) to effectively market categories of responsibility.

Market/Factory Travel - Travels to markets to select products and negotiate with suppliers for designated categories. Travels to factories to develop products and supplier relations.

Discontinued Product Sell Down - Responsible for transitioning in and out of product lines, including autonomy to mark down items and resupply to meet transition dates and impact financial margin.

Supplier Relations - Manages relationships with suppliers to maximize value from our vendor partnerships. Including the authority to negotiate contracts with vendors.

 Negotiation - Negotiates pricing, lead times, and other details of purchase

 Internal Communication - Communicates with Merchandise Planning, Sales, & Advertising in regards to the entire product cycle related to new product introductions.

Reporting Structure This position reports directly to the Vice President of Merchandising and is a member of the Marketing Department.

Financial Transaction Responsibilities This position is responsible for approving and reconciling financial transactions.

Decision Making Responsibilities This position is responsible for making decisions related to the complete merchandising efforts of a category or brand. Will have the ability to negotiate contracts with vendors (without approval)

The ideal Director of Merchandising is looking to build a career. With over 30 City Furniture and Ashley Home Store locations throughout Florida, City Furniture continues to be recognized as the top furniture company in South Florida and in the top 30 nationwide. With planned local growth, plus growth in new markets over the next several years, the City Furniture team is excited about the future. Join our fun, family-spirited team to build a long-lasting career at a company that will continue to challenge, develop, and appreciate its Associates.

Join our CITY family and work for a company that is focused on caring for its Associates and customers, and who is consistently rated over a 4.0 on Glassdoor.

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Health Insurance Package
  • Free Onsite Health Clinic (Tamarac)
  • 401k with employer match
  • Associate Discount Program
  • Onsite Cafeteria (Tamarac)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Vacation starting at 6 months
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Promote-from-within culture, with a lot of opportunities to grow

And MANY more

Job Requirements

Qualifications Required

Education - Bachelor’s Degree

Work Experience - 7-10 or more years of experience in a retail company.

Computer Knowledge and Skills - Below is the list of computer programs and software applications that are required for this position:

  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • AS400

Certification or Licensure Requirements - Valid Florida Driver’s License

Location
Tamarac Corporate Office - Tamarac, FL 33321 US (Primary)
Shift Type
Regular Business Hours

Application Instructions

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