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Senior Manager of Merchandising, Footwear/Slippers

Company: Bombas
Location: New York
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Manager of Merchandising, Footwear/Slippers Job Title: Senior Manager of Merchandising, Footwear/Slippers About Bombas: Bombas is a comfort focused apparel brand with a mission to help those in need. The company launched in 2013, after the founders learned that socks are the #1 most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. From there, they set out to solve that problem, donating a pair of socks for every pair they sell. How do you donate a lot of socks? You sell a lot. And how do you sell a lot? You make the most comfortable socks in the history of feet. Millions of pairs sold and donated later, Bombas is continuing to innovate with new socks and apparel while creating a positive impact on the community where we all work and live. At Bombas, comfort is heavily rooted in our DNA. While striving to provide comfort for all, we welcome and celebrate minds from all backgrounds regardless of age, color, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, genetics, physical or mental ability, protected veteran status, race, religion and sexual orientation. We highly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Come as you are and we'll welcome you to the Hive. Click here to see what it's like to work inside the Bombas Hive! About the Job: We are looking for an analytical and curious team player to join our Merchandising Team as our Senior Manager of Merchandising, Footwear/Slippers, reporting directly to our Sr. Director of Merchandising. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years experience in Footwear Merchandising and well versed in e-Commerce. This is an opportunity to take ownership and grow a new category for Bombas into a big time business.-- What you'll be responsible for:

  • Own the Footwear product Line Plan process to inform the Product org of assortment for upcoming seasons, providing guidance on category growth opportunities
  • Work with Design and Production to develop the Footwear product assortment, merchandise point of view, wholesale strategies, and key item positioning, ensuring that the collection is compelling, commercially viable and supports overall business objectives to meet or exceed financial goals and customer expectations for each season--
  • Understand competitive environment; proactively seek market knowledge through exposure to competitive retail outlets and brands
  • In collaboration with Planning, position department investments to ensure that smart risks are being taken, basic businesses are protected and financial targets of sales, gross margin, and inventory goals are met
  • Identify business opportunities and risks in-season through analyzing sales and web performance metrics; provide appropriate and timely direction to business partners and team in order to react quickly to customer and business trends
  • Be responsible for creating and managing styles in our databases
  • Partner with our Production and Operations teams to help track our product
  • Work cross functionally with the Site Merchandising & Digital Product to launch products, merchandise the site accordingly, and best showcase the assortment.
  • Work cross functionally with the Site Merchandising, Digital Product and Insights/Analytics to ensure that we are testing and maximizing how product is shown on site through intuitive category navigation and clear product details
  • Work with Marketing team to outline seasonal product stories, emails, and campaigns
  • Partner with Wholesale to ensure we are addressing market needs
  • Partner with the Customer Happiness Team to share seasonal merchandise strategies and product knowledge and to collect customer feedback What we'll love about you:
    • Hungry to own a new category and drive big growth
    • Excited to be on the front lines of a fast-paced and growing team in an innovative and entrepreneurial environment
    • Analytical ability to synthesize data to understand business trends and provide forward-thinking insight.--
    • Excels working cross-functionally across various departments, fostering strong partnerships with other members of the cross-functional team (Design, Production, Planning, Marketing) and brand counterparts.
    • A team player who is willing and happy to help
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Belief in our mission and understand the importance of giving-back
    • Inquisitive, love to learn, embrace failure, and never give up
    • Comfortable working in an open office environment while staying focused What you'll love about us:
      • We are a team of smart, interesting, diverse, funny, and loving people.
      • We offer competitive compensation, 100% employer paid health, medical and dental benefits, 401k with match, paid parental leave, snacks, socks and a fun, relaxed office environment.
      • We take the responsibility to make sure you are excited, happy, and find fulfillment in your work very seriously.
      • We value fun. This is why we host office lunches, offsite team outings, and two annual company retreats.
      • We believe in giving back to the community and helping those in need, which is why we volunteer as a team regularly.
      • We believe success comes from the collective effort of all, which is why all full-time employees receive equity in the business.
      • We offer flexible paid time off for all full-time employees. This includes unlimited vacation, sick days, and wellness days because we understand the value of health, relaxation, spending time with friends and family, and traveling the world.
      • We believe a healthy body equals a healthy mind, so we offer a $100 monthly health and wellness reimbursement. What you'll bring:
        • Minimum of 5 years of experience in merchandising (direct Footwear highly preferred)
        • Well versed in e-Commerce
        • Working knowledge of financial measurements Bombas is continuing to hire with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19. All new hires and current team members will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our office. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any employment testing, or otherwise participating in this hiring process, please direct your inquiries to our Director of Talent Acquisition at nick.sottile@bombas.com . Only requests related to accommodations will be responded to. Give an example of how you use/d customer feedback and insights to help inform a business decision. --*
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          Voluntary Demographic QuestionnaireAt Bombas, comfort is heavily rooted in our DNA. While striving to provide comfort for all, we welcome and celebrate minds from all backgrounds regardless of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, religion and/or ethnicity. We value belonging and believe in fostering an environment where diversity of perspectives can thrive. This value is a pillar of our business and is critical to our success.--Below is a set of--voluntary demographic questions. If you choose to fill them out, the responses will be used to help us identify areas for improvement in our process. Your responses, or your choice to not respond, will not--be associated with your specific application and--will not in any way be used in the hiring decision. This will help strengthen our hiring practices by identifying and mitigating unconscious bias in our hiring process. Gender Identity: (Select one)
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          U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Bombas are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Are you Hispanic/Latino? Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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