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Requisition ID 126677BR
Job Description The DMM''s key responsibilities include defining, driving and executing the merchandising strategy and key initiatives for Lands'' End Outfitters (LEO). The individual in this role will have full accountability for all aspects of merchandising the LEO business by building a strong compelling and competitive assortment for business to business apparel, promotional products, LEO International and School Uniform. The selected candidate will be a strong business driver who is able to communicate their vision and goals into specific ideas that are easily understood and motivates others into action. The ability to develop and retain talented merchants will be critical to the individual''s success. He or she will be a broad based strategic thinker who also possesses a practical, hands-on approach to the business. The selected candidate will be someone who can protect the aesthetic and integrity of the Lands'' End brand by delivering an experience that exceeds the customer''s expectations.
Responsibilities/Skills/Experience Requirements The individual in this role will partner with GMM Women''s, Men''s, Kid''s, Home and International. As the key business driver this individual will also interact and collaborate with Sourcing, Design, Inventory Planning, Marketing and National Accounts in their shared goal of satisfying customers. The DMM will be responsible for partnering with clients to develop an assortment that meets their individual business needs.
The DMM will be able to build strong cross-functional partnerships across all areas of the organization. He or she will be a skilled listener who respects other view points but is not hesitant to express his or her own. The ability to be perceived as credible will be critical to succeeding in the Lands'' End environment. The DMM reports to the Sr. VP, Lands'' End Outfitters and is a member of the LEO senior leadership team.
B2B and client interface experience
Demonstrated ability in improving revenues and expanding a customer base by creating competitive merchandise assortments and service opportunities that gain customer attention and loyalty.
Strategic and innovative thinker with a customer centric orientation, as indicated by a track record of developing strategy based on competition and customer needs.
Strong product development experience is essential with an eye and ability to develop custom assortments that fit the client.
Passion for the business and market awareness. Consistently monitoring trends and new developments.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Must have engaging presentation and influencing skills.
Flexible and entrepreneurial, able to embrace and incite change and have the strategic agility necessary for success.
Possess thoughtful leadership skills with the ability to act as a collaborative partner with senior management and positively influence business partners.
Excellent analytical, decision making and problem solving skills.
Previous success leading teams and developing talent.
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