Macy's Associate Product Manager - Epic Threads Boys & Ideology Kids in New York, New York

Description:

Overview:

Assist in the development of the line and the private brand/label style plans within the context of the sales/margin plans and business strategy. Reports to Product Manager.

Essential Functions:

Sales / Margin:

  • Monitor and report merchandise performance by program and style in order to develop more profitable assortments.
  • Assist in monitoring Style Adoption Rate vs. Plan
  • Responsible for communicating, conducting, and selling to divisions.
  • Assist in preparation of presentation materials for line previews and buy meetings to help ensure customer buys appropriate assortment.
  • Communicate product strategies to the Divisional Buyers.
  • Preside over mock assortment meetings assorting collection prior to buy meetings.
  • Lead buy recap meeting; recap program and style placements and communicate to MPD/BD/PD any callouts assuring minimums are met.
  • Compile and share information within organization on trends, pricing, positioning, materials and assortments.
  • Monitor merchandise performance through the management of key item system.

    Merchandising:

  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring line development activities by developing and following a seasonal time and action calendar for area of responsibility.

  • Participates in editing and merchandising product line to fit into the program and style plans.
  • Communicate all target costs and negotiate pricing with overseas offices and domestic vendors (for area of ownership).
  • Responsible for presenting at best seller meetings and making recommendations.

    Strategic Planning:

  • Assist in communicating to the divisions and design the private brand/label merchandise and business strategy based on previous sales and unit projections.

  • Assist in development of line plans down to classification and style level.
  • Assist in developing line list based on style plan and input from selling, customers, and market.
  • Participate in Call-out meetings - make financial specific recommendations for add/deletes to create better assortments for greater sell-thrus.
  • Create monthly selling recaps to determine voids/opportunities for future deliveries.

    Systems and Technology:

  • Assist / manage master contract maintenance and creation.

    Human Resources:

  • Manage and develop Product Assistants, Trainees and Interns as determined through department hierarchy

  • Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality

    Qualifications:

    Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in Retail (Store, Buying Office, Merchandise, etc.)
  • Proficiency in PC operation, MS office and Excel
  • Proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator software

    Language Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

    Other skills:

  • Ability to view and differentiate the color spectrum

  • Ability to multi-task; to be highly organized; detail oriented; and be a strategic thinker.

    Work Hours:

  • Some travel may be required within and outside of the US.

    Macy's is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Primary Location: United States-New York-New York- NY
Job: Product Management
Req ID: PRI01811