Our client, a local footwear manufacturer and distributor located in southeastern New Hampshire is looking to hire an experienced Merchandising Manager. You must have a minimum of five years' experience in this role and a blended knowledge of merchandising and data analysis. You will be responsible for maintaining and analyzing current selling trends to help make purchasing or close-out decisions. You will also act as a liaison between the fulfillment and sales teams to determine replenishment and allocation. The responsibilities will include: Research and analyze consumer characteristics, fashion trends, and historical sales data to interpret and react to market conditions to make future buying suggestions Prepare and analyze a variety of reports on a weekly/monthly basis to facilitate decision making and drive results Create buy plans and write purchase orders for new product and replenishments Quantify sales loss or cost gains each season Qualifications include: Significant analytical experience and ideally 3-5 years in retail merchandise (footwear industry preferred) Bachelor's Degree in Merchandising, Finance, or Mathematics is ideal Advanced PC skills with Microsoft Office - particularly Excel and/or Access Strong critical thinking skills which involves the ability to problem solve Excellent organization, creative problem-solving, and a continuous improvement mentality Sound understanding of key performance indicators and elements that drive retail profitability and inventory production Have strong decision making skills, driving towards a consistent and binding result To apply to the Merchandise Manager job in southeastern NH, please forward your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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