Director of Merchandising

New York, NY

Our client is a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality frames and sunglasses for a variety of diverse brands. They design for many of the most well-known licenses in fashion accessories. You will manage a team of 3 planners and we are seeking a candidate with retail apparel and accessories experience.



  • Lead in development and maintaining the product release plans.
  • Maintain product sales history, track trends and develop new ideas based industry experience and feedback from customers and prospects.
  • Incorporate information into current product planning to keep brands in-line with trend requirements.
  • Interact regularly with respective design teams on the development of new products.
  • Monitor calendars and insure product meets the global needs as outlined in the brand brief.
  • Establish pricing guidelines with Sales and insure all product meets price and margin objectives.
  • Perform product sales analysis to better understand the performance of the product line
  • Interact with Supply Chain of the complete lifecycle of the product from initial orders and ongoing inventory support and the phase out of the style.
  • Maintain line sheets, SKU lists and carryover lists.
  • Manage OTB, inventory content, receipt plan and flow by brand, collection and country.
  • Maximize inventory turnover and achieving year-end inventory targets as assigned.
  • Manage global SKU forecasts by account, country, and collection.
  • Provide global SKU forecasts to suppliers to shorten lead-times and lower costs.
  • Participate in unit sales forecast process to ensure budgets are current and revised according to trends.


Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.

Date Posted 8/8/2017
Salary $100,000

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