Global Associate Merchandiser

  • 225 S Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
  • Full-time
  • Employment Status: Regular

Company Description

Headquartered in Southern California, Skechers has spent nearly 30 years helping men, women and kids everywhere look and feel good. Developing comfort technologies is at the foundation of all that we do—delivering stylish, innovative, and quality products at a reasonable price. From our diverse footwear offering to a growing range of apparel and accessories, Skechers is a complete lifestyle brand.

With international business representing over half of our total sales, we have product available in more than 170 countries and significant opportunities for continued expansion worldwide. We sell our collections direct to consumers through more than 4,000 Skechers stores around the globe and Skechers e-commerce sites, as well as through a network of third-party partners.

A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR GLOBAL LEADER IN THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY.

Job Description

Obtain an extensive knowledge of the product lines to effectively communicate company key initiatives, quarterly assortments, and store selling to our partners. Review multiple business channels and extensive country assortments to determine additional opportunities based on the needs within each country. Work directly with the planning team to communicate product opportunities based on sales history, volume, and wholesale and retail assortments.

Essential Job Results

  • Become a product expert to be able to communicate product lines and build compelling assortments for various International regions.
  • Review country assortments to determine additional opportunities based on sales, company key initiatives, and regional specific needs.
  • Review U.S. retail store trends to communicate bestsellers to countries.
  • Review monthly and quarterly sales reports within respective divisions to determine what categories are driving the business and where there is opportunity to grow the business (division, outsole, style, sku level).
  • Effectively communicate thru email and conference calls to discuss business and future opportunities.
  • Meet with distributors to discuss current business, assess future needs, and maximize sales.
  • Collaborate and communicate daily with Merchandising, Planning, Product, and Customer Service teams.

Qualifications

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and manage time effectively paying strict attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous merchandising experience with large SKU assortments
  • Understanding of market trends and sales analysis
  • Proficient with excel functions such as pivot tables, V lookups, and creating unique reports
  • Attend sales conferences and be comfortable presenting various lines in person or virtually
  • Collaborate with product teams to clarify product details and communicate to International partners
  • Leverage presentation documents such as PowerPoint to create effective visual reports

 ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Passionate about growing businesses through collaboration with INTL partners
  • Self-motivated / Self starter
  • Knowledge of merchandising best practices
  • Excellent problem solver
  • Ability to be flexible in a fast paced work environment

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-3 Years Merchandising or equivalent experience

Additional Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times.  

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