Merchandising Strategy Senior Manager



Sales & Business Development
Culver City, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023

Who We Are:

Founded in 2009, Reformation is a revolutionary lifestyle brand that proves fashion and sustainability can coexist. We combine stylish, vintage-inspired designs with sustainable practices, releasing limited-edition collections for individuals who want to look beautiful and live sustainably. Setting an example for the industry, Reformation remains at the forefront of innovation in sustainable fashion—running the first sustainable factory in Los Angeles, using deadstock and eco fabrics, tracking and sharing the environmental impact of every product, and investing in the people who make this revolution possible. The brand has also established itself as a pioneer in retail innovation, developing an in-store tech concept that brings the best of its online experience to its physical doors.

We are a future focused organization committed to the belief that the problems facing our planet and society can be solved through innovation, common sense and education. Being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We're #2.

Here at Ref, we put people first. We know that you can't innovate and do cool stuff without having everyone on board. So we work to create a culture where everyone feels like they belong and where their voices are truly valued. We build an inclusive culture together and make a real impact along the way.

Merchandising Strategy Senior Manager

As the Senior Manager of Merchandising Strategy you will leverage data to build product strategies that contribute to category and channel growth. The role will be critical in both crafting and executing our growth plans for apparel. This is a cross-functional role that will require collaboration with many different teams.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide weekly reporting and analysis across multiple dimensions (category, channel, product attributes, etc) and provide recommendations for immediate actions
  • Partner in the development, analysis, and revision of category plans for sales, margin realization, inventory and profit
  • Regularly reconcile sales and investment plans and ensure we are maximizing sales while minimizing inventory risk
  • Provide and monitor category- and SKU-level full price sell through goals by month to ensure we can meet our end of year targets
  • Create agile SKU count and depth plans by category and by channel
  • Build production plans by category based on lead times and product needs. Build tools & dashboards to communicate the plans cross functionally and to track progress against them
  • Manage a robust pricing strategy to ensure we are hitting financial targets while balancing customer perceptions of value
  • Review SKU level sales and trends weekly with buyers across all channels
  • Revamp our new product performance assessment process and tools in pursuit of a robust carryover business that meets our financial targets
  • Ad hoc analysis in response to emerging business trends

What you’ll need:

  • At least 5+ years of experience in a quantitative role within buying/planning/merchandising, preferably in the apparel space
  • Strong analytical skills; both quantitative and qualitative
  • Ability to synthesize disparate and complex inputs into clear and concise conclusions and recommendations
  • Ability to thrive in a cross functional and remote-hybrid team environment
  • Exceptionally resourceful, detail-oriented, and highly organized

Benefits & Perks:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance for eligible employees
  • Paid vacation, sick, holidays & volunteer time-off for eligible employees
  • Mission based company + casual and entrepreneurial work environment
  • Clothing discount, dog-friendly office, company events + parties and much more
  • 401K with company match

The Reformation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

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