Lead Product Development, Design and Merchandising
A t category, sub-category and option level determining the styles and making selection according to seasonal merchandise plan). Product development/costing: Lead Product Development, Design and Merchandising to ensure the range that is developed is aligned with the pricing architecture and margin requirements. Determining target FOB prices per style, reviewing technical packs by designers, approving samples, preseason style costing to review quotations received from suppliers).. Observed and tracked photo samples and ensured accuracy of samples to catalog photo shoot dates. Buying: Specialize in selecting and buying performance and lifestyle products. Product management: Defining product categories across all KPI's. Responsible for keeping the merchandise mix within budget, maintaining brand objectives and pricing strategies that are competitive to the market. Setting up retail, wholesale and distributor prices for each category for each region. Be responsible for regular communication with the country offices/suppliers to progress the development programs. To prepare the annual budget for development COGS for all VIK(for all sponsored teams). Supports sales team in order intake and deliverables from different channels. Identifies category growth opportunities and new market product potential. Researches and analyzes competitor and market product, consumer and competitive trends. Forecasting and budgeting Sales budget, Open to buy, Gift of kit for sponsored teams, Conducts analysis of sales history and forecasts new product. Inventory management: Sales analyses, inventory turnover/stock cover analysis, merchandise financial planning. Supply Chain(Selecting the freight forwarders based on the best freight rates and clearing costs, ensuring that the import documents are arranged, coordinating with logistics and warehouse to ensure shipment is timely delivered).