Manager - International Merchandising

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

POSITION SUMMARY: * Responsible for leading the development of the commercially viable assortment which services the needs of all international markets, for assigned division of business, in collaboration with U.S. merchandising, design & production teams * Responsible for the execution of sell-in tools for international partners in preparation for go-to-market * Acts as product engine between Geo Buyers and U.S. CFT partners (production, design, U.S. merchandising) conveying product needs, business strategies and performance ACCOUNTABILITIES: * Participates in all U.S. product milestones to understand how the total assortment is developing, and feeds back any gaps affecting international business requirements * Collaborates w/ Geo Buying on geo specific product needs; Ensures product development execution meets international assortment needs * Oversees the pre-season global product roadmap for U.S. merchandising & design for all required international product development for assigned division * Leads the presentation of international product strategies for assigned departments/division at every milestone meeting (roadmap, product alignment, coordination) to leadership teams * Leads the product development process and time & action calendar for division of business * Oversees the compilation of assortment communication (sell-in) tools in NuOrder to - * Ensure all partners understand products available to buy * Ensures related product details are complete, i.e. imagery, costing, retail price * Ensures a compelling presentation of product assortments to sell-in to external partners across a multi-channel business model * Collaborates w/ Geo Buying and International CFT to understand product performance, identifies opportunities to respond to changes through impact to future product development * Build and foster close relationships with leadership team, International CFT and U.S. CFT partners * Understands brand trends, international competition and the AE customer * Works closely with Design team to interpret and forecast trends for assigned departments/division to create international exclusives where applicable. * Consistently and effectively communicates business related issues to manager in a timely manner. * Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: * Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising, Business, or equivalent required * 5+ years prior buying, merchandising or product development experience * 3+ years' experience as a manager * Strong business acumen and strategic agility * Proven ability to support growth in a very fast paced, growing environment * Problem solver - talented in looking beyond the page and solve to multiple business model complexities * Product development experience and an eye for relevant trends * Intermediate Excel skills including pivots, V look ups * Experience working in matrixed organizational structures a plus * Cross culture sensitivity - international experience a plus, and is able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment * Action orientated with excellent attention to detail and follow through * Flexibility to work outside of standard U.S. business hours * Strong verbal and written communication skills * Demonstrated ability to present and influence leadership, even at the C-level American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer * LI-TF1

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Company Description As one of the world's largest fashion companies with more than 171,000 employees worldwide, H&M is an exciting and dynamic place to pursue a career within the fashion industry. Our business concept is to offer fashion and qual... Read More