Vice President of Merchandising Consumer Products

Location: Chicago, IL
Job # 10835146
Date Posted: 04-06-2018
Position:                               Vice President of Merchandising Consumer Products
Location:                              Chicago, IL
Salary:                                 325K Base Salary & Up (Plus an additional Bonus plan)
Benefits:                              Full Benefits, Bonus, Health, 401K, Vacation & more.
Relocation:                          Relocation Assistance is available for this position.
Contact:                               John@SourceRecruitmentSolutions.com
 
Our Client, a premier consumer product brand company that sells a variety of apparel & hard goods products worldwide, is seeking an Omni-channel experienced Vice President of Merchandising in this newly created position.
 
The right candidate will be inspirational and highly recognized as key contributor who thrives on leading with creativity, vision and collaboration. Must have a strong track record of launching a diverse portfolio of consumer products with preference to those from apparel & hard-goods.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Bring style and trend to develop products & maximize their merchandise performance.
  • Understand and adjust to continuous changing consumer markets.
  • Develop long & short-term merchandise strategies by supporting a complex portfolio of consumer product goods.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as supply chain, international manufacturers among others.
  • Lead the Merchandising team with a metrics driven vision.
  • Ensure that the team operates effectively to capitalize on trends, customer expectations and new opportunities.
  • Create a culture that will drive continuous improvement to the department.
  • Provide expert guidance to staff and various leaders at all levels.
  • Hire, develop, and lead a team focused with maximum consumer visibility.
  • Oversee consumer-facing social media, branded content, and other methods of attracting audience, adjusting as needed in response to data-driven consumer and customer insights.
Requirements:
 
Masters Degree, Business, Marketing, Merchandising with related work experience.
  • 10 + years of Merchandising Consumer Products from the apparel or hard-goods CPG industry.
  • 10 + years in an executive leadership role in direct merchandising, Omni-Channel, E-Commerce from similar consumer goods brands.
  • Proven strategic leadership experience managing both direct and indirect staff members producing positive results.
  • Firm understanding of data analysis and market research.
  • Demonstrated change management, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Position requires both domestic and international travel.
  • Candidates applying must be open to relocation to all areas of the Midwest.
  • Must be currently authorized to work in the USA without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.
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