We are looking for a Head of Merchandiser to join our growing team! As a Head of Merchandiser, you will play leadership role responsible for managing the merchandising strategy and operations. The Head of Merchandiser is a critical role, influencing the product assortment, pricing, and presentation, which directly impacts sales, profitability, and customer satisfaction.
- Merchandising Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive merchandising strategy that aligns with the brand's vision, goals, and target market.
- Product Selection: Select and source fashion products, including bags, apparel, accessories, etc, to build a balanced and attractive product assortment.
- Trend Analysis: Stay up-to-date with fashion trends and consumer preferences to make informed buying decisions.
- Assortment Planning: Create well-balanced assortments by category, style, size, and color to cater to customer needs and preferences.
- Sales and Inventory Analysis: Monitor sales performance and inventory turnover and adjust strategies accordingly. Use data and analytics to make informed decisions.
- Pricing Strategy: Determine pricing strategies for different products, ensuring competitive pricing while maintaining profitability.
- Budget Management: Develop and manage the merchandising budget, including cost negotiation with suppliers and vendors.
- Team Leadership: Lead and manage a team of merchandisers, buyers, and planners, providing guidance, setting goals, and nurturing talent.
- Bachelor's degree in Business, Fashion Merchandising, or a related field. A master's degree or relevant certifications can be advantageous.
- Min. 3 years of experience in leading merchandising team, including a proven track record of successful merchandising strategies.
- Strong understanding of fashion trends, consumer behavior, and the fashion retail industry.
- Excellent research, analytical and quantitative skills to interpret data and make data-driven decisions.
- Leadership and team management abilities, with the capacity to lead a merchandising team effectively.
- Creativity and a keen eye for fashion and style trends.
- Negotiation skills to secure favorable terms with suppliers and vendors.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
- Proficiency in inventory management systems and retail software.
- A strategic mindset to develop and execute effective merchandising strategies.
- Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
Torch is a rapidly growing startup company in the Fashion & Apparel Industry, specializing as a local brand enabler. Founded in 2015 by Ben Wirawan and Hanafi Salman, Torch aims to provide innovative and practical travel products, including bags and accessories, to solve common challenges faced by travelers. With functional features, stylish designs, and lightweight yet durable materials, Torch not only fulfills travel needs but also extends its reach to everyday activities such as urban commuting, studying, and work, offering convenience and problem-solving solutions.