Retail & Merchandising Manager

Reports to: COO
Employment Status: Part Time

The Retail & Merchandising Manager is responsible for providing and executing the retail strategy for all SLT studios. He/she will support the development, design and distribution of products that are on-brand and on-trend for both male and female clients.


Key Responsibilities

  • Procure inventory to SLT Retail strategy and budget
  • Create sales goals for studios and monitor results
  • Manage OTB, margin expectation, and delivery frequency
  • Design updated graphics and create seasonal merchandising boards
  • Source and partner with vendors to develop and design collections
  • Ensure correct samples are received timely
  • Create visual merchandising direction in partnership with the Marketing Director
  • Develop a competitor report, track trends and present key learnings quarterly
  • Work hand in hand with all studio managers for product launch, training and monthly inventory process
  • Analyze sales, sell through, and margin; identify best and slow sellers and make recommendations for future buys
  • Share key learnings with senior team
  • Satisfy customer needs while maintaining a positive and encouraging work environment for employees.
  • Manage communication with SLT accountant
  • Maintain organized and effective books, boards, and file system
  • Manage allocation process, tagging and distribution to all studios
  • Seek alternative cost saving measures i.e. tagging at distribution; pre-packs; direct shipping, etc.
  • Monitor quality control and complete charge backs to vendors
  • Attend retail industry shows when appropriate

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 2 years of experience with a corporate fashion merchandising team preferred
  • Passion for the boutique fitness industry
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, database and inventory control software
  • Proficiency in retail math: margin, sell through
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills and effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Flexible and adaptable, adjusts easily to changing priorities
  • Effective multi-tasker in a fast paced work environment
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and presentation skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Collaborative work style

Work Requirements

  • 8-10 hour shifts depending on project management needs
  • Usually 3 days per week; but some exceptions may apply for new product launches, training meetings, studio visits, etc.
  • Travel as required for project management needs
  • Must be able to move and/or lift heavy items, up to 50 lbs.
  • Position based in New York, NY

Benefits

  • Part Time – Sick, Associate Discount, and Drop in Class Participation