Join the thousands of innovators, advocates and forces who are making an impact every day at one of the biggest footwear brands in the world. Whether you love to connect with consumers on the retail floor or want to drive our award-winning powerhouse in new directions, the SKECHERS team is the place to be. Learn more about our brand at skx.com.
The International Product Manager will support the International Merchandising functions within the Apparel division from ideation through commercialization under the direction of the Senior Product Manager.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS
Build and manage the Skechers International Apparel product offering from concept to commercialization while working closely with domestic apparel team
Work directly with International regional sales managers to understand customer needs and identify areas of opportunity
Work closely with domestic product manager to understand shifts in product direction and how that impacts the international offering
Support the Product Creation process with Design, Product Development, and Tech Design to hit overall seasonal dates
Monitor the development status of all projects to ensure timely commercialization
Monitor internal “trend:
report to suggest style/color additions, buys, drops, adjusts, and reduces.
Drive communication with the Product Development team with ultimate accountability for margin targets
Knowledgeable on product creation and be the expert consumer insights, wholesale and retail feedback, market & competitive trends & present to team to ensure Skechers is building market leading product
Drive SKU productivity and profitability
In partnership with Senior Product Manager, create seasonal Design Line Plan, assign MSRP based on hitting outlined company margin goals
Build and create exceptional presentations and selling tools to bring the category’s vision to life
Conduct consumer research to identify trends and market opportunities to maintain competitive edge
Ability to present new product line presentations to sales, international, and customers when needed
Meet regularly with the sales teams to analyze sales results, new trends, information from key accounts and competitors as a feedback for quick response to market opportunities and continuous improvement of the apparel business
Ability to take direction from upper management and execute projects accordingly
Monitor apparel inventory and trends and provide suggestions on potential opportunities/liabilities
Consistently review sales for wholesale, retail and international businesses and apply learnings to future assortments
Collaborate with design and development on product knowledge for every season/event and relay information to marketing for creation of sales/marketing tools
Monitor Skechers website for accuracy in photos and content
Review and update line sheets on itsthes.com for accuracy on a weekly basis
Ensure all merchandising information in PLM, Garpac and Compass are accurate and up to date for every season/event
Communicate all updates (Drops/Adds/Style Changes) and deadlines within each season to wholesale, retail and international partners
Manage all orders between businesses for each season ensuring accuracy
Ability to influence cross-functional partners through strong and proven relationships
Ability to successfully lead a cross-functional pod
Ability to communicate product strategies verbally and in writing
Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
Strong comprehension of retail math
Problem solving approach
Computer proficiency; Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), PLM (Product Life Management) system.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum 3+ years experience in merchandising, buying or product development
Experience developing pricing strategies and assortment mix that supports Brand position by channel, sales tools and executing final product mix
Strong understanding and sincere interest in the apparel business from several perspectives: retail, wholesale, ecommerce, international, athlete and events.
Adaptable with the ability to handle pressure and changing priorities with a can-do attitude.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times.