The Findings and Metals Assistant Product Manager is responsible for managing the businesses by developing and executing a merchandising business plan, inclusive of developing potent product offerings, product pricing management, inventory management and utilizing promotional marketing tools in order to maximize profitability.
Work cross-functionally with various internal teams and vendor partners in order to help build a compelling, market relevant collection of jewelry with timely response to customer needs.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Analyze sales data, assortment gaps and market trends to identify opportunities that will maximize product performance.
Create assortment plans from the ground up, identifying gaps or over assortment in current categories, and develop strategic plans to impact the business.
Develop relationships and work cross-functionally with teams including marketing, vendors, pricing, and operations.
Maintain relationships with Manufacturing team and learning best practices for the creation of each type of jewelry.
Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management and other departments.
Monitor the marketplace for competitive product information, especially pricing, recommending changes accordingly.
Develop key products and programs to meet long-term customer needs.
Strategize and develop marketing materials and promotions to successfully launch new products.
Marketing responsibilities include paginating seasonal brochures/catalogs, proofing copy and artwork all the way through to completion.
Manage vendor relationships; strategically purchase new products and promote via web and print marketing accordingly.
Has the ability to manage projects to completion.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Excel.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Project planning skillset.
Flexible during times of change.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
Direct work experience in a merchandising/business management capacity helpful
Ability to access information using automated systems (e.g., Windows-based computer)
Ability to make oral and written presentations with confidence in a clear, unbiased manner
Good interpersonal and customer service skills
Good organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to manage relationships and maintain an effective harmonious department