Company: 686 Technical Apparel
Posted on: May 11, 2022
For nearly three decades, 686 Technical Apparel has been
developing, testing and engineering technical fabrications and
laminations in apparel. Everything we do is based around
innovation, people, and purpose with the goal to build the best
performance products with our active-minded community. We create
products. We create a community. We create experiences.
Our key building blocks:
We're looking for an experienced and motivated Senior Merchandiser
to oversee line plan creation and execution in alignment with
business goals and consumer insights.
What you'll do
The Senior Merchandiser position is pivotal as it sits at the
intersection of Design, Commercial channels, Development, and
Production. In this role, you'll create the line plan and blueprint
for the season to ensure the assortment drives the brand forward
while also achieving financial and margin objectives. You will work
in right-sizing the line based on style and SKU productivity, style
and SKU reduction targets as well as our Good, Better, and Best
The Senior Merchandiser plays a key role in being an advocate for
the consumer balancing the brand and business requirements, and
works collaboratively with Brand Marketing, E-commerce manager, and
VP of Wholesale to ensure all business needs are met. Additionally,
you will work with Design and Production to ensure innovation and
creative vision come to life to keep product leadership at the
forefront of what we do.
How you'll do it
In partnership with Planning and Commercial operations, develop a
line plan reflecting hindsight of historical trends with foresight
on future trends.
Assess, refine and define our processes to ensure 686 is set up to
scale in an operationally excellent way.
Develop a sound Good, Better, and Best strategy to protect
innovation at the top and diffuse it down to more commercially
relevant items at the good level.
In partnership with Development and Sourcing, plan out the
development calendar to ensure every trigger date is adhered
In partnership with Design and PD, develop a line that meets the
IMU requirements to continue to deliver high profitability for
Communicate licensor any relevant strategy and/or data changes with
licensor to ensure consistency is achieved.
Communicate cross-functionally with every business partner
(Wholesale, Ecommerce, Marketing, Management---) to ensure any
shift in delivery, strategy, product, etc--- is clearly and
promptly understood by every key member so adjustments can be
Drive competitive mapping to ensure 686 stays ahead from a product,
pricing and value equation POV + identify white space where 686 can
Assess, Refine and eventually accelerate the sustainability
strategy for the company and ensure it is focused and tackling the
right areas of opportunities to move towards our end goal.
5+ years of Merchandising experience preferably in Soft Goods
Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
Strong operational skillset and leadership.
Strong analytical skills: proficiency in Excel
A strong point of view and sense of style.
Strong sense of aesthetic and curation
Financial and business acumen.
Ability to simplify the complex.
Cross-functional team leader track record.
Ability to work in a fast-changing environment that can be
Track record of leading and fostering change in an
Track record of coaching, mentoring, and developing people to
unlock their full potential.
If this sounds like you, we can't wait to connect!! Please submit
your resume so we can take a look.
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