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Manager - Business Strategy

Country : USA USA

State : Texas

County : Dallas County

Town : Irving

Category : Production - Quality

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

At Fossil, we dare to dream, disrupt, and deliver in a better way. Our goal is simple - bring innovation, style, and connectivity to an industry ripe for change. Fossil is on a mission to revamp the way fashion accessories are done. We are committed to creating great watches, jewelry, handbags, small leather goods and wearables by investing in technology and long-term value creation. With our diverse portfolio of proprietary and licensed brands, along with department stores, specialty stores, eCommerce websites, and company-owned and operated retail stores, we are building a leading fashion- and tech-forward accessories company. Are you in?

Job description

This role will report directly to the Sr. Director of Traditional Watch Category Strategy, to manage key business strategies and drive growth within the category.
You will be responsible for strategy development that impacts a broad range of initiatives cross functionally. This includes: identifying market trends and key competitors within the category, identifying growth opportunities, strengths and weaknesses of those, facilitating the strategic planning process, and driving innovation while maintaining a focused business model in an ever changing environment.
Essential Duties:
- Synthesize information across a variety of sources to drive meaningful insights and make actionable recommendations
- Deliver and communicate clear, in-depth knowledge of the current industry landscape (consumers, competitors, trends, etc.)
- Analyze and understand internal product sales trends within the category, drill down to identify problems and opportunities, and recommend adjustments to maximize sales
- Partner to leverage internal brand merchandise assortments to drive category positioning and growth
- Apply creative problem solving skills and structure data analysis / timelines to deliver impact on high priority issues
- Work collaboratively across various internal organizations to help secure commitment for category efforts
- Create high-quality presentations / deliverables for internal and external audiences
- Be able to effectively influence organizational partners in the category strategy development and execution processes

Profile

Aligning with Fossil's core values, we are looking for someone who:
- Develops strong partnerships across our organization
- Brings a positive, service-oriented approach to work
- Is driven by creating unique and efficient solutions for business challenges
- Can articulate thoughts clearly as well as listen to and considers others' ideas
- Is passionate about their contribution to Fossil
- Has a great time at work and encourages others to do the sameRequired Skills & Experience:
- 3 - 5 years' combined industry and strategy firm experience
- Bachelor's degree required, MBA strongly preferred
- Experience in the consumer and retail industries
- Big-picture thinker with exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
- Superb influencing skills
- Strong financial acumen
- Excellent communication (verbal and written), influencing, and diplomacy skills
- Self-starter who is results driven and action oriented
- Collaborative team player who works well with others across all levels of the organization
- Expert-level knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel
- Global business experience is a plus
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