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12Apr

Merchandising Manager

Colony Brands, Inc., Monroe, WI

Colony Brands, Inc. is one of North America’s largest and most successful direct marketing catalog and e-Commerce companies.  Our company has grown from a premier mail-order cheese company to include a diverse portfolio of affiliates, brands and products ranging from apparel to kitchen appliances, while maintaining our roots as a private, customer-centric business based in Monroe, WI.  To support our growing non-food/apparel division, we are seeking an exempt-level Merchandising Manager who enjoys bringing to work a creative entrepreneurial spirit to identify, develop and grow business opportunities with the apparel division.

What You’ll Do

Bring your apparel merchandising and design expertise to Colony Brands.  Responsible for supporting the Divisional Merchandise Manager (DMM) and the Brand Leaders for our ASHRO Brand in various merchandising activities that will maximize profit and sales and drive our design authority within the apparel division. 

  • Responsible for supporting the business by developing, leading, managing, and participating in various merchandising and design activities that will help Colony Brands meet its goals and reach its full potential.  In coordination with the DMM and   Brand Leaders, is responsible for financial profitability for the ASHRO Brand.
  • Develop merchandise assortments for the ASHRO Brand based on sales data and market trends that support the brand strategies.      
  • Based on category needs, prepare sketches and tears to convey product ideas to the divisional leaders and the cross functional team. 
  • Work with the sourcing team to build product that meets customer expectations and satisfies the brand KPI’s. 
  • Initiates and manages consumer, market, industry, and competitor research to identify business opportunities; keep pulse on existing customers and understand needs and expectations of prospective customers with the apparel market segment.
  • Partners with key cross-functional partners (marketing, e-commerce, creative services, sourcing, planning, database analytics, finance, legal, customer service, IT, operations) to ensure category execution is on brand and delivers business objectives.
  • Participates in high-level business discussions and decisions.  Required to understand the scope of the business and adapt creative tools to solving general business problems.  

What You’ll Get

You’ll have the opportunity to positively impact the customer experience and profitability of a stable, family-owned, customer-centric company in business since 1926.  Colony Brands is not just about growing our profits – We are about giving our employees the opportunity for growth and providing a better place to live and work. We also offer our employees many great rewards in addition to monetary compensation:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • A robust Wellness Program including Onsite Healthcare
  • Superb Retirement Plans (401K & a company-funded Pension Plan)
  • Extensive Paid Time Off (PTO) benefits
  • Seven 4-day work weeks in the summer months to give our employees additional time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • Company Profit-Sharing
  • Company Product Discounts
  • And, so MANY more!

What It Takes

You must have experience in the apparel merchandise businesses: Direct Mail Order, Retail or Internet Sales.  We’re looking for someone with strong Design, verbal and numerical reasoning skills with Merchandise Management experience.  Ideally you will have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Fashion Design, with Sales and Marketing or a related discipline.  In addition, we are looking for:

  • A creative individual that can conceptualize merchandising strategies, articulate them and develop product that supports the brand vision.
  • 5+ years’ of Strong Merchandising, Marketing, Financial and General Business knowledge.
  • A strong aptitude to research and analyze business opportunities.
  • The ability to work with a multiple cross functional partners.
  • An ability to think ahead and plan over a 1 to 5 year planning horizon.
  • The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities/tasks. Lead complex, multi-department projects to optimal completion.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead people and achieve positive results through others.
  • Ability to function as a senior member within the merchandising team.   Ability to understand that the organization is built on a series of integrated business processes.   Must understand how each process works and how they are interrelated to other processes.     

 

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 383006
Location
Monroe, WI
Positions 4
Type
Employee
Status
Full Time
Pay --
Categories
Management/Executive
Benefits

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 5-10 Years
Education Bachelors

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