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Product Manager

Company: Tandy Leather
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY The Product Manager (Retail Merchant) is a key supporting role on the Product Management team working to drive the overall assortment strategy, inventory management, and product life cycle for a highly SKU-intensive business. -This role is expected to be hands-on and support the day-to-day tasks in building assortments, pricing, promotion, and markdown, buy planning, receipt plans, store allocation strategies, gross margin and overall inventory management. -This role will have tremendous impact on new product development and growth with a focus on how we meet the needs of our consumers while meaningfully differentiating from competition - and all the execution implications of that strategy. -We are a small company on the brink of a business transformation - we need a strong merchant team who can work collaboratively to drive product strategy, cultivate strong vendor relationships, and execute at retail. -MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the input and updating of data in merchandising tools
  • Responsible for all system and data updates
  • Responsible for adhering to calendar and critical deadlines
  • Key liaison for tracking inventory commitments and conveying information between cross functional partners
  • Assist with ad hoc projects that will require a full understanding of product life cycle
  • Collaborate with key cross functional partners on a day to day basis; establish relationships to promote best practices and process adherence
  • Identify our key competitors, to understand consumer perceptions of both Tandy and competition, and work to develop a product strategy that meets our consumers' needs and differentiates from competition
  • Analyze historical and in-season selling to guide our actions in future seasons plans
  • Assist with projection management from initial pre-planning stage through execution at retail
  • Assist in preparation for key milestone deliverables; create and compile key selling tools for new product launches and promotions
  • Coordinate and manage samples for Product Management and Commercial
  • Strengthens financial acumen to better react to business needsESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
    • 3-5 years of general merchandising experience
    • Work experience in a direct-to-consumer industry
    • Highly collaborative, with ability to work in partnership with all levels of the organization
    • Balanced creative and analytical thinking (left/right brain balance)
    • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
    • Ability to learn and utilize in house systems
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with both external and internal business partners
    • High energy and fast paced office environment, subject to quick turnaround situations
    • Highly organized, detail oriented & accurate
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Resourceful, efficient and takes initiative
    • Excellent time management with a sense of priority for deadline and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Takes ownership of given projects with the ability to take them from start to finish
    • Ability to lead in the inventory management of their area of responsibility
    • New hires are required to show proof of vaccination within 30 days of accepting their offer. With limited exceptions as required by lawEQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYOur Company is committed to equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, age, creed, arrest records, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and/or participation in lawful activities outside the workplace.ABOUT TANDY
      • Tandy Leather Factory, Inc., (http://www.tandyleather.com), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a specialty retailer of a broad product line including leather, leatherworking tools, buckles and adornments, leather dyes and finishes, saddle and tack hardware, and do-it-yourself kits. -Tandy Leather distributes its products through its 106 North American stores located in 40 US states and 6 Canadian provinces, and one International store located in Spain.

Keywords: Tandy Leather, Fort Worth , Product Manager, Executive , Fort Worth, Texas

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