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RVCA

Director of Men's Merchandising

Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: Oct 11

Description

RVCA is the brainchild of company founder and president, PM Tenore. Transcending the boundaries of traditional action sports apparel, RVCA is a design-driven lifestyle brand free from passing trends. Appearing as a natural on the shelves of boutiques as on those of a local skate shop, RVCA is brought together by a group of like-minded individuals from various subcultures, a collaboration of sorts, a lifestyle within itself. 

RVCA in essence is redefining the way the market views art and fashion as represented through the balance of opposites and how they coexist: water, oil; air, land; destruction, industrialization; art, science; foreign, domestic; order, chaos; past, present. 

The Director of Men's Merchandising is an integral part of our team and is primarily responsible for leading the RVCA men's line from concept to consumer. In this role, a successful individual will have a proven track record of creating a strategy, implementing a plan, and delivering exceptional results in sales, margin, and brand development.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for men’s division expense budget and overhead expense tracking
  • Adhere and enforce calendar based on production lead times and divisional go-to market strategies
  • Strategize cross-functionally with key brand stakeholders on seasonal Triad initiatives/ brand stories
  • Manage weighted average margin analysis and wholesale pricing
  • Build and manage seasonal line architecture ensuring balance and account needs
  • Manage seasonal sku counts and rationalization
  • Manage and maintain seasonal sales budget
  • Partner with production team to execute on time seasonal deliveries
  • Help coordinate buys for US and Canada
  • Establish and nurture relationships with buyers and key sales reps
  • Manage proactive and reactive SMU needs for key accounts
  • Present line for key accounts when needed and conduct seasonal sales meetings
  • Organize and enable global visibility for shared designs, fabrics/ prints, and vendors
  • Streamline logistics for collaboration efforts and key initiatives
  • Merchandise tradeshow booth
  • Oversee catalog development and layout

Requirements:

  • 7+ years of merchandising experience with history of success
  • BS/BA degree in merchandising/related
  • Proven knowledge of industry, design, and garment construction
  • Expert in seasonal planning and quantitative analysis is essential
  • Sound knowledge of the fashion and fabric industry
  • Understanding the needs of the market, retailers, suppliers and merchandisers
  • Extensive experience in a similar role is required
  • Demonstrated experience to research and develop designs, ideas, themes and convert ideas into briefs/products
  • Experience in the development of themes through story boards
  • Thorough knowledge of the product design process
  • Capability to independently manage projects, present and report at a senior management level
  • Ability to manage the design and development of a complete range
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