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Merchant

Company: CareerLink
Location: Omaha
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Merchant
Be a part of the GROWING workforce at Oriental Trading Company, a Berkshire Hathaway Company!
Recognized as a Top 50 Internet and a Top 50 Catalog Retailer, we promote fun in how we take care of our employees, empower our employees to take care of our customers, and trust our customers to take care of spreading the word. Everything else simply takes care of itself.
General Summary of Purpose:

As our Merchant , you will be responsible for partnering with the Divisional Merchandise Manager (DMM) to establish the business strategy for assigned customer solution. Specific responsibilities include financial planning, bottom line profit and loss, development of new product, evaluation of existing line for assigned customer solution and achieves all assigned financial goals and objectives. Partner with other departmental teams including Merch Planning, Sourcing, Product Design, Marketing, E Commerce, Creative, Personalization, Inventory and Corporate Communications.

Essential Functions:

In conjunction with Divisional Merchandising Manager, manage customer solutions and builds top down merchandising plans by customer needs, market position/trends, historical product & category performance, business goals.
Under direction of manager, present, communicate and advocate strategic goals to cross functional departments and executive staff.
With direction of manager, develop analysis of brand/customer performance in order to proactively respond to the customer need and achieve company objectives
Analyze market intelligence by means of supplier and industry contacts, merchandise shows and trade periodicals, and review of competitive retailers and direct marketers, and then strategize with manager to benchmark current customer solutions against current market trends and pricing strategies.
Research and build merchandising plans for solution(s) and collaborates with Marketing, E-Comm & Creative teams to execute plans.
Manage item selection by assigned offer, catalog pagination, merchandise Website landing page layouts, homepage rotations, email campaigns, and other identified sales opportunities that meet the marketing, merchandising and brand objectives of the company; provides merchandise assortment input that continually increases company revenues and profitability, and achieves all assigned brand financial goals and objectives.
Communicate assortment plans and financial objectives with Inventory to achieve all department and category inventory goals including fill rates, turn ratios, average days on backorder and Open-to-Buy (OTB) management, and Sourcing to achieve the best profitability for company
Manage all vendor relationships and negotiates with Sourcing regarding COGS and rebate programs.
Establish pricing strategies and manage product price points for new items to maximize sell-through and profitability achieving all established margin objectives.
Partner with Product Design to identify upcoming trends within brands and customer segments to build product line and strengthen customer solution; approves all artwork and product specifications.
Partner with Sourcing to approve new item samples.
Partner with Creative to develop catalog pagination/mock-ups and content.
Approve photography, headlines, front and back covers, and general page layout maintaining customer solution focus. Review and approve changes made by Associate and Assistant Buyers in E-Book & Soft Proofing processes for overall presentation & content and makes necessary changes to remove and replace items in offers.
Partner with Marketing to develop contact strategy, budgets and promotions; communicates and reinforces customer solutions for all marketing decisions an

Keywords: CareerLink, Omaha , Merchant, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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