The role of the Merchandising Product Manager - Bridal is to develop and execute a merchandising business plan to help successfully grow the profitability of one of the jewelry industry’s largest suppliers.
Managing a portion of the Bridal business, this associate will be responsible for partnering with product development teams, managing pricing & inventory, and creating marketing strategies.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for development a holistic merchandising plan in relation to the lifecycle of product.
Partner with internal product development team to create an offering of on trend and essential products based on an assortment plan
Work with vendor partners to bring on new styles to fill assortment gaps. Responsible for vendor pricing negotiations.
Partner with marketing to develop marketing materials and promotions to successfully launch new products.
Creation of customer selling solutions to help win in-case business within jewelry stores.
Analyze market conditions and industry trends to drive decisions related to product.
Marketing responsibilities, including paginating seasonal brochures and catalogs, along with proofing copy and artwork and seeing it through completion
Using provided reporting tools to analyze the business and maximize profitability.
The ability to engage and inform large groups of people through presentations.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management and other departments.
Responsible for product and business forecasting based on market trends, planned promotions, historical performance, etc.
Ability to make oral and written presentations with confidence in a clear, unbiased manner
Good interpersonal and customer service skills
The ability to multi-task and manage priorities
Jewelry and jewelry manufacturing knowledge helpful
Diamond and gemstone knowledge helpful
Negotiation and persuasion skills
Ability to deal with a variety of people and maintain an effective harmonious working environment
Ability to make decisions to achieve desired results
Flexible during times of change
Intuitive sense for design and merchandising
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Bachelor's degree (4-year college degree or equivalent) in Merchandising or a related field is preferred. Equivalent experience is acceptable
Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Excel
Direct work experience in a merchandising/business management capacity ideal