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Director of Merchandising - Core and Local

Company: Hudson Group
Location: Secaucus
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Grow With Us!
Hudson is North America's leading travel retailer. For over 30 years, Hudson has met the needs and wants of travelers in more than 1,000 duty-free, duty-paid, and food & beverage stores. We couldn't serve our customers, landlords, and partners in airports, commuter terminals, hotels, and casinos without the continued support of our greatest assets: our team members. We're dedicated to hiring and training exceptional team members, who are committed to serving the customer as the Traveler's Best Friend. We strive to ensure we're fulfilling our team members' career potentials through training, skills-development, and career pathways - as our team members grow and succeed both personally and professionally, so does Hudson.

The Director of Core Apparel, Souvenir and Local Gifts position is for you, if you would enjoy:
Coaching and developing a team of Buyers and Assistant Buyers
Maintaining contacts with industry to identify and evaluate trends and product innovations

Key Accountabilities - your team is counting on you as a Director of Core Apparel, Souvenir and Local Gifts to:
Coaches and develops a team of Buyers and Buying Assistants
Ensures that all staff prepares and implements plans for all assigned categories and business product segments
Maintains contact with industry to identify and evaluate trends and product innovations
Develops strategies to maximize space, product distribution, vendor and pricing synergies for assigned categories and product segments
Approves product assortments, negotiates with vendors and ensures that the team establish initial purchase quantities, pricing, display and liquidation plans
Analyzes category and product performance and obtains input from operations to ensure that merchandise products and vendor performance maximize sales, inventory and margin performance targets
Ensures that all established contract terms, concept and product display standards, and merchandising guidelines are followed
Ensures all customs rules and regulations are adhered to for all applicable Duty Free categories, buying, warehousing, and receiving activities
Analyzes product and vendor performance to maximize sales, profitability, inventory flow and turnover goals
Manages supplier network through preferred vendor matrix
Manages vendor/supplier logistics and freight management procedures

Director of Core Apparel, Souvenir and Local Gifts Required Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelors degree
Requires 10-15 years experience in Retail Buying in progressive growth in buying responsibilities
Requires proven track record as a buying executive in a geographically dispersed retail organization and demonstrated merchandising skills; knowledge of store operations, distribution and logistics; technical retail skills and the ability to interpret market research and product performance
Requires experience negotiating contracts and managing third party/outsourced relationships
Requires computer skills including Microsoft Office and other accounting, retail systems
Requires ability to travel; position requires travel up to 30% of the time
Requires strong technical oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

Some of our Company-Offered Benefits & Perks Include:
Health & Well Being: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
Paid Time Off
Various Personal and Parental Leave Programs
Universal Life Insurance
Retirement Programs & Matching Employee Contributions: 401K & RRSP
20% off Hudson Employee Discount
Employee Recognition & Anniversary Programs
Training, Development, and Growth Opportunities
Tuition Assistance & Scholarship Programs

For additional information on our benefits, please visit: https://www.hudsongroup.com/careers/our-perks.

Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all qualified individuals. All employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, military leave or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace in which we value diversity and unique experiences, backgrounds and identities.

All offers are contingent upon successful completion and passing of background checks and/or employment verification results.

Note to Staffing Agencies: Please do not directly contact Hudson hiring managers regarding candidates for our positions. If assistance is needed in filling any position for Hudson, a member of the talent team will reach out directly vetted agency partners.

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Preferred
Job Industries
  • Customer Service

Keywords: Hudson Group, New York , Director of Merchandising - Core and Local, Executive , Secaucus, New York

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