Associate Director Merchandising


Jersey City, NJ

What you'll be doing

Work with existing vendor base to negotiate terms improvement, develop new incentive programs, and ensure a reliable and operationally effective flow of goods to company fulfillment centers. Ensure profitability by accurate forecasting and close monitoring of procurement margin. Establish new direct accounts to support the selection expansion and margin improvement. Lead supplier/publisher business reviews. Partner with strategic vendors to drive new buyer acquisition. Plan vendor funded promotions to drive sales and increase retention. Develop on-line merchandising and promotion calendar to achieve sales targets. Develop business rules to support ongoing online merchandising leveraging company online search and merchandising capabilities. Oversee initial product set-up and update vendor/item database as necessary.

What your background should be

At least 5 years of e-commerce/retail experience in a related role with at least 1 year of experience leading a team. Strong understanding of consumables industry. Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and develop a team. Ability to spot trends in the marketplace and in merchandise. Great communication skills (both oral and written) are a must. Ability to work autonomously in a highly demanding and often ambiguous environment, with strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills. Knowledge of MS Office (particularly Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), as well as an agility with web-based software applications and internally-developed systems.

Required Schooling / Training

Bachelors degree.

Who is the client company

The client company is an entrepreneurial leader.
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