Director of Merchandising - Apparel

Location: Midwest, Midwest
Job # 11410919
Date Posted: 09-25-2018
Position:                               Director of Merchandising - Apparel
Location:                              Midwest
Salary:                                 $100K Base Salary + up (Plus a Generous Bonus plan)
Benefits:                              Full Benefits, Bonus, Health, 401K, Vacation & more.
Relocation:                          Full relocation Assistance is available for this position.
Our Client, a premier consumer goods company that sells a variety of products worldwide, is seeking an experienced Director of Merchandising to lead a small existing Apparel merchandising team. They are (no pun) “bursting at the seams” with growth!
We’re looking to find someone that will help continue to transform the company’s tremendous growth to its next level. You will be responsible for an over all budget, multiple SKU’s and work with numerous vendors.
The right individual will also be responsible for all merchandising, including product development, document and copy review, color proof review, spec pricing and retail settings. Meet with vendors and traveling to tradeshows both domestic and internationally. Oversee Direct Mail Order /Catalog and promotions to include Internet e-commerce sales & merchandising.

The right candidate will bring their soft good apparel product expertise to this position. Handle all the execution and conceptualization of all promotional efforts of various consumer apparel products.
  • Lead and manage a staff both direct and indirect.
  • Partner with all members on promotional products via eCommerce and print catalogs.
  • Work with designers, manufacturing contacts, QA, packaging, inventory, vendors and customer service to resolve various issues.
  • Create imagery, reports and attend business team meetings.
  • Determine pricing for loss leaders, sale items and other pricing strategies.
  • Aid in retail settings when needed and complete firm spec pricing.
  • Support retail sales in excess of 100 million dollars per year.
  • Handle on-going product development and costing issues.
  • Support all areas pertaining to retail sales.
BS. / BA, Degree with related work experience.
(Marketing, Business, Design, or equivalent degree).
  • 8+ years of strong Merchandising, Marketing, Financial & General Business knowledge.
  • A very creative individual with soft good apparel merchandising experience is a must for this position.
  • Ability to prepare sketches to convey product ideas to leaders and functional teams.
  • Leadership experience managing both direct and indirect staff members with the ability to produce positive results.
  • Proven record of supporting multiple SKU’s for both catalog print & web e-commerce.
  • Must be able to think ahead for planning strategies for the departments’ future.
  • Ability to motivate and train staff with proven multi-task, organizational skills.
  • PC skills, MS Word, Excel, computer graphics and Power Point.
  • Candidates must be open to travel and relocation necessary for this position.
  • Must be currently authorized to work in the USA without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.
If you are interested or know of someone that would be a great match, please contact John Marino at
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