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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 1:14 AM

Requisition Number: PB:10258
Area of Interest: Merchandising
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full:time
JOB DESCRIPTION
Develop business strategies and seasonal assortment plans to maximize the development of the brand, sales and profits for one department or assigned area. Identify opportunities and recommend new product or concepts for department. Coordinates information across functions working closely with Design, Inventory Management, Sourcing, Production, Packaging and Creative Services to ensure the process is followed and timelines met. Obtain samples for photo shoots. Attends and participates in Design meetings.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
* Identify opportunities and recommend new product or concepts for department or area.
* Perform market analysis, competitive shop and analyze sales trends to keep abreast of current trends. Obtain feedback from call centers to improve product and add to collections.
* Identify emerging trends and develop business strategies outlining strengths, weaknesses, new opportunities and threats. Communicate annual and seasonal strategies to functional areas (Inventory, Design, Sourcing, Production, Packaging, Creative Services).
* Develop and recommend seasonal and core product mix for department or area. Collaborate with Inventory Management to develop annual and seasonal financial plans.
* Collaborate with Inventory Management to provide Sourcing and Production Management with purchase quantities, delivery dates, flow and exit strategies for initial cost and production negotiations for new programs.
* Communicate key product items and collaborate with Creative Services for catalog layouts.
* Provide Inventory Management with final assortment plans (line lists), product details, target retails, estimated IMU, importance to overall assortment (big bets), flow to DC and floor plan location for developing purchase projections and buy plans.
* For assigned area, approve final: Product collections from Design s recommendations, Order quantities form Inventory Management s recommendations, Costing and delivery dates from Sourcing and Production, Changes that affect production deadlines and plan objectives, and Catalog design and pagination.
* Collaborate with Inventory Management and recommend adjustments (markdowns, delivery changes and quantity changes) to the plan to maximize sales, profits, budget (OTB) and to protect the brand. Determine contests and provide awards.
* Provide information promotion strategies and markdown goods to Creative Services.
* Correspond with functional areas. Resolves, handles and escalates difficult issues to Buyer, Call Center and Stores.
* Summarize and communicate merchandising information for store newsletters and emails. Coordinate with Store Operation for disseminating information through appropriate channels.
* Provide product information team information to maximize sales and reduce returns.
* Analyze returns and recommend solutions to reduce return rate. Work with packaging to improve protective packaging.
* Communicate pre:ticketing instructions to Sourcing and Production. Provide Inventory Management with pre:ticketing prices.
* Develop the seasonal assortment plans (line lists) to define product requirements for Design.
* Work with Inventory Management to provide Sourcing and Production Management with purchase quantities, delivery dates, flow and exit strategies for initial cost and production negotiations for new programs.
* Provide Inventory Management with final assortment plans (line lists), product details, target retails, estimated IMU, importance to overall assortment (big bets) and floor plan location for developing purchase projections and buy plans. Update document and ensure accuracy.
* Investigate and respond to escalated customer service issues. Coordinate communication strategies with Product Information team.
* Analyze market (domestic) and provide observa

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• Location: San Francisco

• Post ID: 57284193 sf
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