We are looking for talented people who have a thirst for challenge, seek the joy of team effort and will help contribute to our growth as a leading international manufacturer and marketer of apparel.

Portland, OR

Perry Ellis Corporate

<p><strong>Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men's and women's apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company's collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men's and women's swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution.</strong></p> <p><strong>The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis&reg;, An Original Penguin&reg; by Munsingwear&reg;, Laundry by Shelli Segal&reg;, Rafaella&reg;, Cubavera&reg;, Ben Hogan&reg;, Savane&reg;, Grand Slam&reg;, John Henry&reg;, Manhattan&reg;, Axist&reg; and Farah&reg;. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike&reg; for swimwear, and Callaway&reg;, PGA TOUR&reg; and Jack Nicklaus&reg; for golf apparel.</strong></p>

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Full Time

Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <strong>SUMMARY</strong><br />To drive and execute the consumer-right, brand-right and market-right product plan and merchandising strategy for Nike Swim capitalizing on athlete &amp; consumer insights as well as marketplace opportunities and delivering against business objectives.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Deliver global merchandising strategy and distinctive product solutions to consumer needs.</li> <li>Be the expert on the target athlete and competitive marketplace.</li> <li>ProvenCreate product vision and strategy. &nbsp;Keen eye for detail and trend with performance apparel knowledge. &nbsp; Ability to capitalize on trends into commercial opportunities. Own product briefs that include competitive analysis, consumer research, and defined business opportunity. &nbsp;</li> <li>Build seasonal line plans that deliver on consumer needs and build assortments that support retailer needs as well as hit financial targets and margin goals.&nbsp;</li> <li>Oversee and maintain the cross-functional (design, merchandising, and development) processes for the category to ensure timely execution.</li> <li>Collaborate and interface with all cross-functional stakeholders to deliver a &nbsp;common vision for the category/brand.&nbsp;</li> <li>Strong financial retail acumen including productivity and profitability that drive sound business decisions.</li> <li>Analyze retail sales and booking data with Planning to identify and maximize business opportunities.&nbsp;</li> <li>Support Sales organization in all merchandising-related needs (samples, presentations, etc.)</li> <li>Work with the Marketing team to bring product strategies to life in the marketplace.</li> <li>Actively participate in all Go to Market activities and tasks. &nbsp;</li> <li>Drives consumer, competition, market and trend research in order to be the athlete / marketplace expert</li> <li>Mine athlete insights by listening, translating and filtering into an executable plan</li> <li>Develops a complete line plan including gathering inputs from Geographies &amp; Sales</li> <li>Delivers comprehensive product briefs - including consumer insight, competitive analysis and clearly define business opportunity</li> <li>Curates collections / creates compelling assortments that create excitement, drive revenue growth and hit financial targets</li> <li>Responsible for the support and creation of Icons &amp; Franchises in order to deliver future results and to drive long term growth agenda</li> <li>Analyzes retail sales and bookings data to maximize opportunities that optimizes the business</li> <li>Manages model/sku counts to optimize productivity, profitability and organizational efficiencies</li> <li>Works back with x-functional partners to ensure timely execution against key dates &amp; gates</li> <li>Collaborates x-functionally in pricing driving process excellence and ensuring profitability</li> <li>Supports Sales org in Product and Merchandising needs</li> <li>Attends and participates in product fit sessions</li> <li>Creates high impact visual presentations and effective communication to inform and influence</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>SKILLS:&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Consumer, market knowledge and product creation process</li> <li>Knowledge of product development process for &nbsp;Apparel, Swimwear, Intimates</li> <li>Strong written and verbal communication skills for internal and external audiences.</li> <li>Ability to prioritize and multitask</li> <li>Strong financial acumen, &nbsp;analytical and decision-making skills</li> <li>Ability to negotiate with and influence key cross-functional stakeholders</li> </ul> <p><strong>REQUIREMENTS:</strong></p> <ul> <li>3-5 years merchandising experience, preferably in Apparel, Swimwear or related category</li> <li>BA or BS Degree</li> <li>Must have the ability to present a professional and informative product and trend assortment to internal and external audiences.</li> <li>Proficient in MS Office and Google and Adobe Illustrator</li> <li>Knowledge of product development process and brand management</li> <li>Proficient in retail math</li> </ul>