Associate Merchandising Manager

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Shanghai Disney Resort

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Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in mainland China, is a place where friends and families can escape together to a whole new world of fantasy, imagination, creativity, and adventure. The resort is home to the Shanghai Disneyland theme park, two themed hotels – Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel, Disneytown, a large shopping, dining and entertainment venue, a Broadway-style theatre, Wishing Star Park and other outdoor recreation areas. Shanghai Disneyland is a Magic Kingdom-style theme park featuring classic Disney storytelling and characters but with authentic cultural touches and themes tailored specifically for the people of China. As we continue to grow and create this magical destination, we are looking for a variety of world-class professionals to help our plans take shape.
The Associate Manager, Merchandising is responsible for leading multiple product categories and supporting their category function. Set the product vision for multiple categories of business based on creative and financial input, along with market research. Collaborate with a multi-disciplined team of experts in developing strategic assortments that result in tangible memories for our Guest, surpassing their expectations, while meeting departmental financial objectives. Help balance the overall assortment mix as it pertains to product details, demographic diversity, and a good/better/best strategy. Owns category product approval with manager.
Responsibilities Strategize
  • Sets product strategy for owned categories
  • Perform market analysis, competitive shop, and analyze historical sales trends to keep abreast of current consumer and fashion trends
  • Identify emerging trends and develop business strategies outlining strengths, missed opportunities, new opportunities and threats
  • Develop and implement a seasonal and core product mix that is balanced in regards to product details and demographic diversity, while encompassing a sound good/better/best strategy
  • Incorporate innovative ideas from market research into merchandise assortment strategies
Collaborate
  • Collaborate with Creative Teams and Sourcing on the execution of identified merchandise strategies, ensuring that all creative meets the financial goals set forth by Category Planning
  • Collaborate with Category Planning to provide Sourcing with quantities, target costs and retails, delivery dates, and flow and exit strategies
  • Follow through on Product Tech Spec Packages from inception to completion, as applicable. Collaborate with Creative and Sourcing teams to value engineer items, as necessary.
  • Review samples with Creative and Sourcing partners, communicating comments to vendors, as applicable
  • Ensure all contracts are in place, as applicable (i.e. Co-Brands)
Communicate
  • Communicate the strategic assortment direction to key cross-functional partners (Category Planning, Design, Creative, Sourcing, Location Planning, Visual Display, Global Partners, Franchise & Brand Management, etc.)
  • Provide Category Planning and Sourcing with final assortment plans and line lists with product details and target retails, while weighing the importance to the overall assortment
  • Present seasonal product strategies in the form of Implementation Sessions and/or Product Expos to Location and Global Partners. Partner with Location Planning and Visual Presentation Teams on adjacency and presentation needs. Initiate IFP requests specific to category needs.
  • Conduct location product knowledge sessions, as needed
  • Assists in leading Category line reviews.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Buying, Merchandising and/or Product Development
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Outstanding organization skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and detail-oriented
  • Exhibit strong partnering skills and excel in a team dynamic
  • Proven experience leading a team
  • Strong influencing abilities
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Additional Informationkeyword: shdrprofessional

Requirements

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Job type
Full-time
Location
Shanghai, China
Department
Other
Starting in
As soon as possible
Duration of the contract
Indefinite

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