Senior Merchandising Manager, Footwear

Job ID
14177
Category
Product Marketing & Merchandising
Boston
MA
USA

Overview

New Balance has a history of 100 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Part of what makes New Balance so unique is our commitment to making products that not only provide performance, but also superior fit and comfort. The same attention that is placed on our athletic shoes and apparel is also placed on our associates. New Balance thrives because of the passion and dedication of the people we hire. We rely on our associates to match our enthusiasm for the business and to help drive consumers to move further, faster and more frequently. We seek associates who are always on the move. Associates who push themselves forward and are motivated to move New Balance forward. Ask yourself: Are you ready to move the world?

Responsibilities

As a Senior Product Merchandiser, you will assume overall leadership for the merchandising of your assigned channel of trade. You will be responsible for the global range planning, sales forecast management, commercial input documentation, key account presentations, system management, sales rep training, go to market planning, sku efficiency and productivity in a cross functional team that will require skill in the art of working across boundaries.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required, with 10+ years of industry experience preferably in footwear buying and/or merchandising.

Experience with product planning, sales forecasting and working to budgets

Knowledge of channel segmentation, range architecture, product assortments, concept drivers, and product flow.

Leadership skills with the ability to influence.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the desire to build lasting relationships internally and with retail partners.

Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills are essential.

Superior communication skills, especially presentation skills.

Computer skills including advanced Excel

Travel required

 

 

Our Benefit Offerings:

 

We’re happy to provide traditional benefits, but to us, the greatest benefit of working at New Balance is taking advantage of additional programs that will enhance your life at work and at home as you grow with our business. Our benefits, at a glance, include:

  • 401k plan with employer match
  • Generous vacation package and paid holidays
  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community
  • Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Discounted Health Club Memberships
  • Corporate Gift Matching
  • 40% associate discount

Your Career Development:

 

While the company looks to achieve strategic goals, each associate is encouraged to take ownership and mold their development process as they conquer their personal aspirations. To guide you in the process we offer traditional and nontraditional development opportunities, including mentor programs, to help you move your body or career, in which our executives participate as mentors. We also offer customized team sessions, on and off-site seminars and tuition reimbursement.

 

New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.

 

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