Sr. Sleepwear Merchandising Manager

New York, NY 10016

Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Merchandiser Job Number: 26633

Job Description

Freeman+Leonard is looking for a Senior Sleepwear Merchandiser for a fashion client

This is a hybrid role in Midtown Manhattan.

 

Candidates must be currently based in the NYC area. No visa or sponsorship offered at this time.

 

We are seeking a Senior Sleepwear Merchandiser to join our client’s team. The ideal candidate will have experience managing women’s fashion apparel in the off-price sleepwear market, with an ability to run the business as if it were their own. They must be able to work on a large team, communicating across multiple cross-functional partners and execute these essential responsibilities:

  • Shop the competitive market for new trend, silhouettes, fabrications, color, etc. to be sure to always maintain a strong understanding of market intelligence.
  • Provide high-level direction in partnership with sleepwear design leads for perspective on brand direction, execution, bodies, etc. to create seasonal, brand-right quarterly collections that focus on styling, fabrication, and color development that meet market needs.
  • Evaluate and edit collections quarterly with brand designers.
  • Guide the planning and stock analysis needs of the company, making proposals for stock inventory in conjunction with the owners of the company and SVP of Design and Merch.
  • Implement and follow a calendar to allow for planning of seasonal sku plans and stock buys for key brands; ensure cross-functional alignment on all market needs.
  • Analyze selling reports and draw conclusions to drive category / brand strategies; share key info and suggestions with design leads and upper management.
  • Attend key meetings to develop relationships with core buyers to identify market needs.
  • Interpret customer needs based on feedback received in all meetings and work directly with account executives to advise sleep styles and collections to enhance business.
  • Drive communication across all cross-functional partners.

 

Job Requirements & Qualifications

  • 7+ years working in a merchandise role.
  • Must have experience in women’s sleepwear, preferably in the off-price market.
  • Willingness to travel overseas for sourcing and development and to shop for trend and concept.
  • Demonstrated ability to create collections.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Must be organized in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work across multiple brands/customers.
  • Effective problem solver

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