Chief Merchant NapaStyle
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED NapaStyle is a multichannel retailer founded by Napa Valley chef and culinary pioneer, Michael Chiarello. Our brand foundation is the "everyday celebrations" of bringing family and friends together over food and wine in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. Our catalog, stores and ecommerce site feature a unique and artisanal product offering of food, cookware, home goods and furniture. Our mission is to "Celebrate the Flavor of Life" through storytelling, celebrating traditions (old and new) with inspiring product and fresh ideas.
This position is responsible for the management, development and growth of the NapaStyle brand and revenues across all channels through merchandising and product selection. In addition, this person will provide direction to marketing, creative and visual merchandising departments. The perfect candidate lives the NapaStyle lifestyle - enjoys wine, food, entertaining and home decor. She/He can describe the difference between "taste" and "flavor" as well as understands why an item with a working past or a personal history sells better. This person can tell a compelling story visually, verbally and through product. The ideal candidate will be a leader within the company, is an excellent communicator, manager and mentor yet can roll up his/her sleeves to develop and source products.
This is a full time, exempt position reporting to the President.
?Manage and evolve NapaStyle brand through merchandise strategy, product development, storytelling and creative direction
?Develop and oversee line plans for all merchandise categories, optimizing product assortment, product pricing, margins, SKU productivity and exit plans
?Strong knowledge of market trends, product needs and customer desires for development of unique and compelling product
?Full responsibility for catalog spread viability from story, product relationships, creative direction and financial accountability
?Deliver on sales and margin goals
?Manage team of two merchants and one merchant coordinator
?Work with team to develop and source new products
?Partner with Inventory Planning Director and negotiate with suppliers to ensure margins and PO terms that work within budgetary goals
?Oversee merchandising calendar to ensure on time delivery of new seasons
?Participate in weekly Senior Management meetings to recommend tactical changes to make goals
?Present Merchandise strategy to Board of Directors
?Actively participate in monthly financial review meetings
?Ultimately responsible for product quality and customer satisfaction with merchandise
?Communicate with vendors to ensure vendor compliance on quality, delivery dates, packaging, etc.
?Assess competition with respect to market share, trends, marketing, pricing, product and assortment strategy in relation to NapaStyle' overall strategy.
?This position will require travel.
?Over 10 years' experience in Merchandising and Brand development in the Direct Marketing industry
?Proven track record of bringing successful and compelling products to market
?Excellent communication skills, detail oriented and the ability to multi task.
?Expertise with multiple PC applications including strong Excel skills and MS Office Suite.
?A passion for entertaining, home decor, wine and/or food
If you are interested in this position, please send the following:
?Cover letter describing your interests, career goals and salary requirements
?Any other pertinent information describing or displaying your past buying accomplishments and or achievements.
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