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Director of Merchandising
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • You have 10+ years of experience in driving product and merchandising strategy, ideally in Luggage, with an ability to bridge brand and product priorities to drive growth, leveraging market trend & consumer-led data & analytics
  • You have strong business & financial acumen and a proven track record to deliver topline revenue and gross margin and drive growth against key digital & retail KPIs
  • You're a natural leader with an ability to collaborate with multiple cross-functional teams & business stakeholders
  • Your communication skills are clear, and you know how to articulate strategy to influence cross-functional partners
  • You're a curious and resourceful self-starter, with an ability to solve problems and seek new information
  • You're extremely organized and adept at creating (and sticking to!) timelines and driving best practices around process
  • You're a team player with a "no task is too small" attitude
  • You're agile and enjoy working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • You're passionate about transforming travel (but that's a given!)
  • You have a Bachelor's degree, similar field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • Work cross-functionally to drive the go-to-market process, bringing innovative products that meet our customers' unique travel needs to life, while being true to the Away brand vision
  • Drive short and long-term product assortment strategy, line planning, and launch strategy across key Luggage franchises, including building a product life cycle roadmap & identifying white space opportunity
  • Manage in-season strategy to deliver against topline and bottom line category financial targets
  • Lead weekly business updates & cross-functional team meetings
  • Partner with Planning to lead quarterly investment review meetings with the senior and executive leadership teams to drive alignment to the product assortment and growth priorities
  • Leverage competitive analysis and consumer-led data to translate market trends and consumer needs into actionable product & merchandising direction, taking into consideration geography-based customer preferences and channel-specific needs
  • Implement comprehensive costing and pricing framework to achieve gross margin targets in partnership with Design & Product Development
  • Partner with Marketing to integrate launch strategy into broader company priorities and campaigns across channels and markets, including our own retail stores and international markets
  • Create a feedback loop to integrate customer feedback and insights into recommendations to grow/maintain/decline, as well as future product iterations & launches, inclusive of post-launch recaps and quarterly hindsighting
  • Manage a simplified operating model grounded in key ways of working including cross-functional collaboration, category excellence, and management of product mix across core, seasonal, collaborations, & capsules

201-500 employees

Company Overview
Away is a modern travel and lifestyle brand designed with thoughtful features that solve real travel problems