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Jobs at Work 'N Gear

We're always seeking highly motivated and energetic individuals that thrive on interacting with and providing service to our valued customers.

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Senior Apparel Buying Manager - Posted 01/03/2019

The Merchant position is responsible for leading the strategy, development, and selection of merchandise to optimize sales growth and contribute to bottom line profit for their given department(s). This position executes buy strategies at the style color level, exhibits a passion and eye for product, conducts in-depth analysis, both financial and trend, and leads collaborative cross functional partnerships. The Merchant will lead, motivate, and develop a team of assistants and associates (1 to 3).

Principal Accountabilities

Directly responsible for the strategy, development, and procurement of the department to optimize sales growth and contribute to bottom line profit.

  • Develops and builds department & class level plans that support market/division strategy Analyze business performance on a weekly basis and present results to cross functional and leadership teams
  • Hindsight prior seasons through extensive product analysis, trend analysis, and productivity results to plan for the next season
  • Build seasonal frameworks, work collaboratively to ensure strategies maximize business opportunities
  • Evolve our proven core product and introduce merchandise that is new, trend right, works within our brand filter, and moves the business forward
  • Utilize both product strategies and analytical results to plan all merchandise buys, in accordance to budget
  • Develop understanding of the Work 'N Gear customer and ability to strategize product selections that are complimentary to the brand and to the customer's preference
  • Responsible for developing strong, collaborative, partnerships with cross functional teams across channels and other business areas; approach all working relationships in tactful and effective way. Lead, motivate, and develop all direct reports; foster collaborative work environment within the team
  • Initiate and perform additional ad hoc analytical assignments as requested Review of all web content for department as released, work with teams to ensure accurate product
  • Maintain knowledge of retail industry trends, shop competition and visit Work 'N Gear stores frequently
  • Analyze performance in store groups
  • Oversee store floor set layout reviews, ensure accuracy and placement
  • Review of all web content for department as released, work with teams to ensure accurate product
  • Maintain knowledge of retail industry trends, shop competition and visit Work 'N Gear stores frequently
  • Analyze performance in store groups
  • Oversee store floor set layout reviews, ensure accuracy and placement
Education/Experience/Knowledge
  • Bachelors' degree
  • 5 - 8 years of experience in a buying, planning, and/or inventory management role
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Possess analytical skills, ability to draw smart conclusions and make thoughtful recommendations
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask, prioritize and complete tasks on tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail, understands importance of accuracy and thorough completion of tasks
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Must be a creative and critical thinker, with the ability to problem solve

Salary commensurate with experience

To apply by email, send your resume and cover letter to resumes@workngear.com

About the Company

Only the best! We're dedicated to providing our customers with comfortable, durable, and fashionable professional-grade workwear. To that end, Work 'N Gear selectively partners with manufacturers that share our commitment to high quality workmanship and technological innovation. Our allies include Carhartt, Dickies, Timberland, Chippewa, 5.11 Tactical Series, WonderWink, Barco, Cherokee, and other fine brands. We're also proud to provide the convenience in 41 retail locations from Illinois to Massachusetts, as well as an online catalog and comprehensive business-to-business services.

Working at Work 'N Gear

Our team is passionate about outfitting our customers with the right gear, with minimal hassle and delay, and at a fair price. Successful applicants will share that passion. At Work 'N Gear you'll be part of an entrepreneurial environment. Team members at every level own their work from start to finish and are empowered to excel.

Benefits

  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flex Spending Account
  • 401K Program
  • Generous Paid Time Off Plan
  • Casual Dress Every Day
  • Employee Discount at Work 'N Gear Stores

For More Information

For general company information, please contact Work 'N Gear customer service. To apply for a job posting, click on the Email link next to each posting above. Or, send your resume or inquiry to resume@workngear.com. Please understand that we may receive a large number of applications and inquiries for a given position and we may not be able to respond to all applicants. Those selected for interviews or other action will be contacted by a Work 'N Gear representative. Please, no calls.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Work 'N Gear will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Work 'N Gear store or Distribution Center.

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