MEC Job Opportunities – Merchant


Job Description:

MEC is more than a store, and we’re more than a place to buy hats and backpacks. We’re physical and digital hubs for the outdoor community. People connect here, through our stores, online channels, over the phone, or through one of our leading events, clinics or services.

MEC is an equal opportunity employer. We’re proud to work with our people to create a diverse workplace, which accommodates individuals of all abilities, backgrounds and identities. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Tell us what you need during the hiring process, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate as a team players with superior influencing skills, building relationships easily across various stakeholder groups to move initiatives forward
  • Be entrepreneurial and unafraid of change, willing to take risks but also driven by process and exceptional execution
  • Translate high level strategies to tactics for balance of team
  • Partner with multiple MEC departments and external industry stakeholders to drive development, planning, budgeting, and buying strategies and deliver on tactical work for the product portfolio
  • Champion a performance driven culture for oneself and the team; delivering with a strong adherence to deadlines, goals and initiatives
  • Drive insight and innovate to manage a dynamic environment of change and ambiguity to help us take bold and strategic moves in this rapidly evolving retail environment
  • Think creatively and have the determination to build, launch and manage projects/programs that drive value for our customers, despite headwinds
  • Act as the ‘business owner’ for your product group, possessing a complete understanding of internal and external variables that impact the business
  • Advocate and nurture product evolution through entire go-to-market process
  • Drive category business by “outside of the box” thinking that connects the lines between financial patterns and market/store insights to identify growth opportunities
  • Architect a product line structure that yields progressive assortments to drive product demand, brand stature, profitability and long term growth

Job Requirements:

Qualification & Experience:

  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills; regularly influences and persuades key stakeholders
  • Innate merchant instinct with proven track record of growth, risk and innovation within product assortments
  • Strong business acumen skills; demonstrated expertise of retail marketing, consumer trends, driving incremental sales
  • Absolute commitment to delivering consumer-focused initiatives; possess superior innovation management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute business plans and initiatives that will achieve financial performance and operational targets
  • Ability to travel 4-6 weeks per year (once we’ve resumed regular operation)
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a business of at least $30MM+
  • 8+ years retail experience including 3+ years of direct portfolio buying experience, and/or progressive growth in a relevant cross functional role that include management of high SKU count lines in an omni-channel environment

Job Details:

Company: MEC

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Richmond, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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