Director, Merchandising – Lighting in Danbury, CT at Ethan Allen Global Inc.

Date Posted: 9/13/2019

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Requisition ID: 006553

ETHAN ALLEN

Director of Merchandising – Lighting

The Director of Merchandising - Lighting is a key strategic position which leads the merchandising direction for Ethan Allen’s Lighting.  This key role is responsible for achieving targeted sales goals for the company’s accents business unit, interpreting fashion trends and lifestyles to continually refine the merchandise mix and design and develop product that merchandising needs

Working in a highly collaborative, fast paced, team environment, this position will manage all aspects of merchandising and business planning from kickoff through introduction into the market place, with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of engineering product to International Lighting certification standards.  

The successful candidate must be able to understand, track, and communicate the competitive landscape to the entire team; architect and develop assortment plan breadth, depth, price points, target costs and SKU/sales allocation for each category, including the ability to Merchandise the entire product line to ensure an intuitive presentation of categories and opening price point to upper end aesthetics; lead execution and manage merchants to control SKU counts and ensure products deliver against brand and business plans incorporating consumer and market trends, new technology, and channel strategies per marketing requirements; fully integrate the company’s interior design focus and consumer marketing programs into its accents merchandising program to create a merchandising assortment that distinguishes us from the competition while reinforcing value. Must be a strong negotiator who presents well and has the leadership skills to inspire others and grow a business.

Do you have at least ten years of experience in a senior merchandising role, leading a team, for a nationwide retailer within the consumer goods/lighting &home furnishing sector; possess strategic and analytical skills and have the demonstrated ability to select the right merchandise mix to meet or exceed customer needs and attain gross margin and profit goals?  If so, we would like to hear from you.

 

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Ethan Allen has been a leader in the luxury home furnishings and interior design business for more than eighty years. We are a global style authority, spanning twelve countries on three continents. We built our company on a vertically integrated business model that has stood the test of time. We believe our associates are our greatest assets, and that talent, drive, and customer focus should be rewarded. We employ the best in the furniture industry and offer exceptional training and support by utilizing the latest technology and proven business practices. 

 

Ethan Allen is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. We are an E-Verify Employer.