Merchandise Manager - Boys - Gymboree : San Francisco : Full-Time

Job Description:

The Merchandise Manager will be responsible for developing and driving the boys product strategy, assortment, and financial performance goals. The responsibility extends from pre-concept through final product selling. 


This person will create, develop and buy the merchandise mix to support and define the brand, working with the brand VP to evolve brand vision. With Merchandise Planning partners, this person will strategically develop and execute financial plans by department, line, and classification. This individual will perform quarterly business reviews by department, line, and classification. 


The Merchandise Manager will develop, drive and support achievement of financial goals for assigned business category, including sales, gross margin and comp plans. 

This position will work with Production to drive achievement of IMU goals based on financial plans and work with Design, Technical Design, Product Development, Production, Brand Creative Services, Marketing, Web, and Visual Merchandising partners to achieve strategic product and financial goals for the department. This role will work with Store teams to enhance understanding of our customers and address their needs. This individual will maintain high awareness of the customer, of competition relative to product quality/value relationship, and of fashion trends.


Job Requirements:

·         BA/BS with a minimum 8+ years' experience in merchandising and/or product development required

·         Previous experience managing a team is a must have

·         Proven ability to identify trends and strong track record for successfully driving a business

·         Specialty Store experience with apparel is a must have

·         Able to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment with the ability to work cross functionally and influence business partners