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Svp, General Merchandise Manager

Country : Canada

State : Ontario

Town : Brampton

Category : Merchandising

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company description

HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson�s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Saks OFF 5TH.We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment

Job description

The SVP, Group Merchandise Manager (GMM) role is accountable for driving profitable growth. A visionary leader who will build a world-class organization and harness the power of the brick and mortar stores and .com presence. This individual will have a proven track record in building a strategy, communicating a compelling vision, and executing a well thought-out plan, while leading and engaging a high performing team.The SVP, GMM will build and lead a high performance organization focused on sales, product offering and customer experience, develop and lead company-wide initiatives and projects, and strategize with other shared services in the organization to facilitate continued growth and success.


� You act with the customer in mind and are passionate about enhancing the customer experience� You lead for results by setting a clear vision, driving positive outcomes through objectives, and holding teams accountable for deliverables� You inspire other with your vision and sense of purpose; you are optimistic, positive and can rally teams and entire functions behind a vision� You build morale and a positive environment for your team by encouraging open dialogue, empowering team members, celebrating successes and providing constructive feedback� You offer a unique perspective, and can generate different ideas and ways of doings things, including looking for ways to improve� You are an expert communicator with strong influencing skills, with the special ability to build strong business relationships beyond your immediate team by listening, building trust and collaborating� You lead by example, and can easily maintain your composure under pressure� Your strong business acumen, coupled with your effective communication skills, help you quickly build credibility, buy-in, and trust� You have a proven ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, delegate, and organize work well� You are comfortable navigating change and challenging convention and you see change as an opportunity to improveYou Also Have:Required Skills: � Must have 10+ years of overall Buying/Merchandising retail/fashion industry experience, with extensive experience in a management role� Must have minimum of 10+ years of omni-channel management experience, overseeing both the creative and financial aspects of merchandising� Experience as a senior level Merchandise Manager in multiple product lines is essential� Experience as a senior level Merchandise Manager in a large scale format across Canada and the United States� Demonstrated leadership skills required� Experience overseeing a team of 20+ employeesRequired Education:� Minimum of Bachelor�s Degree in Marketing or a related field. As the SVP, GMM You Will:� Set merchandising vision and strategy for the Apparel division to meet financial targets, including revenue, margin and inventory metrics� Establish and consistently communicate merchandising objectives in support of HBC strategy and business objectives� Partner with Chief Merchant to ensure strategic direction for division is in line with company� Develop and execute an omni-channel strategy that will enhance customers� shopping experience� Develop innovative new business and sales driving ideas� Partner with Merchandise Planning to profitably execute financial targets as well as review and direct financial plans� Lead Merchandising team in executing in-season strategies and adjusts plans as business requires� Actively monitor and adjust to market, trends and competition� Lead key brand meetings and drive strategic conversations related to the business objectives� Define organizational structure and actively retain/recruit talent� Develop direct reports and team members� Represent division on cross-functional and cross-company initiatives� Present divisional results and strategies at executive sessions� Additional responsibilities as required
How Often You May Travel:� 50% within North AmericaYour Life and Career at HBC:� Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner-operator� Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate� A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance� Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees � Extended medical & dental insurance, such as prescription drugs, paramedical services, medical services and equipment; Registered Pension Plan; Disability & Life Insurance; Associate discount at HBC stores locations� Flexible paid time off offered� Eligible to receive Annual Incentive Bonus based on performance� Eligible to receive Long Term Incentive Plan� Eligible for relocation benefits � An amazing employee discountHow to Apply:Please send your resume to the following email address: Attention: Jessica.Diaz@hbc.com

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.
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