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Division Merchandise Manager - Furniture

Division Merchandise Manager - Furniture

Position Type 
Full Time
Requisition ID 
2017-6446
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-TX-Fort Worth
Posted Date 
9/26/2017

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Overview

We are seeking a Divisional Merchandise Manager - Furniture.  In this role, you will be integral in building a world class buying organization as the product champion for Furniture.  You will identify and execute long-term merchandise strategies that support Pier 1 Imports’ brand and financial objectives through product development and selection.  You will coach, motivate, and develop the buying team.  You will also develop effective partnerships to drive comp store sales, identify current trends, seek out industry information, and analyze historical data to identify category and company opportunities. 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

This person:

  • Develops and drives business strategies that meet or exceed financial goals and customer expectations.
  • Identifies new business opportunities and risks
  • Manages, motivates, and fosters creativity in the Buyers guiding them in product development and selection, and aids in developing product assortment plans
  • Financial management and analysis of the division’s sales, inventory levels, markdowns, receipts, gross margin, and turn.
  • Creates and/or modifies existing processes and tools to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the merchandise team and the entire organization.
  • Knows the competitive marketplace and the worldwide agent/vendor network and develops meaningful relationships with all key players to insure that Pier 1 Imports is the first to market with exclusive and innovative product.

 

Education & Experience

We are seeking a candidate with: 

  • a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Furniture Buyer with at least 1 of those years as a Divisional Merchandise Manager or Sr. Buyer
  • a proven track record of coaching, mentoring and managing Buyer talent
  • extensive experience in product development and international sourcing and travel