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PrincePerelson & Associates Nutrition Merchandising Director (Remote) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Nutrition Merchandising Director (Remote)

Salt Lake City, Utah

A Utah based, global leader in the health and fitness industry is wildly expanding their nutrition line and looking for a Director to take the lead on expanding a Nutrition division. They will be responsible for building the overall Nutrition strategy, creating, and executing seasonal merchandising plans, working with internal and external resources on design, sourcing, and production. This role will report into the Business Director for Apparel and Nutrition and partner with the companies hardgoods divisions to ensure total brand cohesion. Success in this role will require a well-rounded skill set and experience. Primarily, they need to have the quantitative skills of a merchant, but ideally this person has a vision and a keen sense of Nutrition as well. This role needs to leverage consumer insights and trends, to drive business strategy and category growth. This role will require a strong collaboration mindset and the ability to consider global influence and communication. This role will also work with the Marketing team to elevate the product go to market and drive demand. The ideal candidate is engaged in the fitness/nutrition community and is passionate about bringing innovative products to market for the core and casual practitioner.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive Nutrition strategy, including product development, market positioning, assortment plan and drop cadence.

  • Create and activate merchandising strategies aligned with long and short-range plans, revenue and margin targets and brand goals.

  • Manage external design resources, establishing and ensuring they meet clear plans, guidelines, and deliverables.

  • Create a complete go to market timeline and manage all parties to their deliverables and milestones.

  • Manage SKU efficiencies in relationship to sales and production MOQ requirements.

  • Partner with Demand Planning to build seasonal forecasts connected to merchandising strategies and financial goals including markdown planning and end of season liquidation strategies.

  • Create a feedback loop from ambassadors, teachers, and trainers to drive constant improvement on taste, quality, and future line decisions.

  • Partner closely with internal partners on product, production, sourcing, and operations.

  • Partner with Marketing and business teams to develop appropriate product marketing to drive demand and sell through (including driving direction on digital assets – identifying hero items, key features to callouts, etc.).

  • Reporting – partner with Demand Planning on reporting (weekly style KPIs, monthly & quarterly hind sights).

  • Responsible for margin and target cost

  • Provider of product training at Sales Meetings

  • Quarterly Competitive Analysis

  • Travel may be required

Skills: Vision, understanding of big picture

  • Merchandising, assortment planning and buying

  • Project management and organization skills

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and calendars

  • Works very effectively across multitude of stakeholder departments

  • Communication and presentation skills to drive understanding and consensus

  • Extensive knowledge of the yoga product market and related businesses

  • Retail math wizard

  • Work experience in yoga, sports, fitness, and gear industry desired

  • Knowledge of technical materials desired

  • Be positive and willing to have fun while working

  • Be someone that others love to work with and follow

Qualifications:

  • Min Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, apparel, or related field

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in merchandising or product line management

  • 2+ years of experience leading a team

PrincePerelson & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States.

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