Director Merchandising Home

Rogers Communications - Mississauga, ON (13 months ago)

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At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize her dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuels us, and moments define us.

The Director, Merchandising of Home will report to the Vice-President of Merchandising at The Shopping Channel in Mississauga and will be responsible for leading the strategy development and vision of the Home Category, delivering financial results, managing of their team, optimization, and vendor/brand management.

Lead the strategy development and vision of Merchandising Home
Lead, develop and execute merchandise strategies by category
Promote and communicate The Shopping Channel’s merchandising vision and ensure team is executing
Make purchasing decisions including product availability, market trends, and alignment with strategies
Continuous review of brand portfolio to establish brand lifecycle for short and medium term.
Develop growth strategies for existing brands and source new brands

Deliver Financial Results:
Drive Demand sales to hit Forecast target
Deliver Inventory targets by maximizing sales and managing RTV privileges on a timely basis
Deliver new Launches/new SKUs
Drive Margin through higher GM%/lower cost on all shows and through web extensions
Proactive sell through strategies/ tactics to manage balance of current/ aged inventory

Management of team:
Perform Talent Review as well as individual team member performance reviews (mid-year and annual reviews).
Support action plans that emerge from talent reviews
Ensure we have the right talent in the organization to support and drive strategy and growth
Provide ongoing coaching and development with direct reports
Ensure we have a robust succession plan
Work with HR partner on merchandising comp benchmarking across industry to ensure we are competitive and able to attract strong talent to support growth plans

Lead and drive strategy by optimizing programming though Weekly Show Execution meetings
Integrate with Planning Group to enhance accuracy of demand plans
Strategically expand assortment to drive off air sales

Vendor/Brand Management:
Grow Hero brands; develop Next 10 as well as Destination/Emerging brands/categories
Manage vendor driven aspects of customer experience

Qualifications & Requirements:
Undergraduate degree.
7 to 10 years of retail merchandise experience with demonstrated financial acumen as Merchandising Manager/Senior Buyer
Strong leadership, collaborative and people development skills with proven leadership ability that inspires others to strive for results.
Experience in training, development and coaching of others
Well-developed negotiation and vendor relationship skills
Strategic business thinker who is results oriented
Innovative and strong creative problem-solving skills
Superior communication skills
Results orientated and track record of overachieving
Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, Teamwork, initiative/self-management, accountability, flexibility and adaptability.

As part of the recruitment process, the selected candidate will be required to provide employment references and successfully complete a background check which includes credit and criminal.

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 59 Ambassador Dr (096), Mississauga, ON
Travel Requirements: Up to 25%
Posting Category/Function: Retail (Store Management / Corporate) & Merchandising
Requisition ID: 152269

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