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Merchandise Development Dir

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 516298BR Location Shanghai, China Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Disney Parks & Resorts Date posted 01/09/2018
Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage high performing team of between 10-13 individuals
  • Develop Merchandisers and Associate Merchandisers, positioning them for growth within the organization through evaluation and coaching their professional development
  • Maintain relationships, resolve issues, and balance workload of Direct Reports
  • Drive overall strategies built upon the teams’ market analysis, competitive shopping, and analysis of historical sales trends
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a seasonal and core product mix that is balanced in regards to product details and demographic diversity, while encompassing a sound strategy
  • Incorporate innovative ideas from Global Research & Development Team and Consumer Insights into merchandise assortment strategies
  • Collaborate with Creative, Planning, and Sourcing teams regarding all strategic details and decisions of all categories, ensuring that all creative, financial, and sourcing goals are met
  • Communicate the strategic assortment direction to key cross-functional partners (Category Planning, Design, Sourcing, Location Planning, Visual Display, Global Partners, Brand Management, etc.)
  • Reports to Director, Merchandise

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • 7+ years experience in Buying, Merchandising and/or Product Development
  • Proven experience leading a team
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Proficiency in writing, reading and speaking Mandarin and English
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and detail-oriented
  • Exhibit strong partnering skills and excel in a team dynamic
  • Strong influencing abilities
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Illustrator and Photoshop as well as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven ability to work in a complex and diverse major business unit of a multi-national company.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency with Internet and Windows software packages
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