Full Job Description
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.
Provide merchandising and analytical support to our Global franchise partners that support their overall sales success. Reinforce company retail store merchandising strategies that help to facilitate a seamless shopping experience across all European regions.
Essential Job Results-
Monitor Franchise assortment placements at the sku, department and gender level and identify areas of opportunity or oversight. Communicate finds with partners and local country rep teams.
Assist local sales rep with management of on order bookings, and delivery flow.
Work closely with corporate merchandising and planning department to effectively communicate brand and product strategies.
Provide merchandising assistance to our operations field team that fosters product knowledge and sales achievement for company initiatives.
Communicate merchandising and budgetary guidelines for gender, division, and category breakdowns as outline by corporate team. Incorporate modifications addressing local and seasonal product needs.
Develop and manage a reporting structure that will assist in sales analysis and inventory evaluation. Provide monthly / quarterly feedback to partners on high line activity.
Provide guidance on best buying practices with emphasis on core/ carryover and regular replenishment recommendations for sales success.
Respond and react to individual partner needs for product inquiry including availability, alternative product options, cancellations, and special requests.
Provide systemic training and educational on boarding for new partners.
Continually work to improve process while also actively participating in the development of new processes as needed.
Collaborate with Store design and Marketing to reinforce franchise participation of new initiative product offerings.
Other duties as assigned.
Buying and Planning experience is critical.
Must poses a strong understanding of the relationship between sales and inventory
Successful candidate would use their organizational skills to prioritize tasks.
Strong computer proficiency with advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, V look ups, Pivot tables, Filters. Power point recommended.
Must be task driven and pro-active in executing responsibilities
Ability to perform in a fast paced environment.
3-5 + years of Buying and Planning Experience
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. The employee is regularly required to lift a 35 - 40lb dress form for garment evaluations.