VP of Creative Merchandising

Warren, New Jersey Permanent USD16,000 - USD200,000 per year
  • Global Company
  • Innovative, Expanding Product Line

About Our Client

My client is a leading arts and craft and fashion consumer product company. We develop and distribute a large scope of categories from fashionable jewelry and apparel crafts to seasonal stationery & impulse products.

Job Description

  • Lead merchandising and brand management for Kids Craft, Kids Activity, and/or STEM Education categories, aligning with corporate goals.
  • Develop and execute brand strategies, collaborating with executives and licensing teams.
  • Drive category growth and profitability through brand management and expansion.
  • Manage new product development and portfolio maintenance.
  • Collaborate with sales to identify growth opportunities and creative development avenues.
  • Oversee assortment planning and SKU strategy in alignment with brand strategies.
  • Improve product value, quality, and messaging for increased productivity and profitability.
  • Coordinate communication between US and overseas offices on brands and sourcing.
  • Ensure product safety and compliance for kids' categories.
  • Manage merchandising to ensure timely product delivery at retail.
  • Produce quarterly competitive analysis reports, identifying market gaps and opportunities.
  • Prepare for retail presentations and trade shows.
  • Lead strategic cost negotiations with global sourcing and merchandising teams.
  • Track POS data and consumer sentiment for product and distribution improvements.
  • Train and mentor the merchandising team.



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The Successful Applicant

  • Minimum of 10 years of merchandising/brand management experience, preferably in a fast-paced industry.Demonstrated experience in strategy development and execution.
  • Familiarity with value channel and national accounts preferred.
  • Strong leadership and team development abilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present to large audiences effectively.

What's on Offer

  • Full benefits
  • 401k match
  • PTO
  • Global company
Contact
Nina Toscano
Quote job ref
JN-042024-6406941

Job summary

Sector
Marketing
Sub Sector
Creative
Industry
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Location
Warren
Contract Type
Permanent
Consultant name
Nina Toscano
Job Reference
JN-042024-6406941