Description: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates.
About the Industry: Gore’s pioneering contributions to the science of comfort and protection create fabrics for a range of activities and conditions.
Job Description: We are looking for a Merchandise & Sales Planning Leader who enables the brand to drive profitable sales and margin through the creation and maintenance of merchandise and sales plans, open-to-buy strategies, inventory flow, inventory control, promotional and clearance strategies to join our team in Bozeman, Montana. Building strong partnership with various leaders within the organization (Product, Marketing, Digital & Wholesale Sales) will be crucial to producing plans to drive financial goals. The Merchandise & Sales Planning Leader will play a key-role in the inventory governance process and, informed by the annual merchandise financial plan, will be responsible to manage the overall stock position and deliver against the revenue plan.
Leading and establishing best-in-class Merchandising & Sales Planning process and team fully aligned with our overall brand strategy, purpose-led positioning and with the seasonal merchandising strategy in strong relationship with brand GTM calendar to ensure seamless execution and strong accelerated growth
Working in partnership with finance, commercial leader, and category marketing on the development of yearly and seasonal merchandise financial plans across Revenue, COGS, Discounts, Margins, ASP and Units
Managing monthly Open-to-Buy process and report out on key metrics such as sales, turns, stock cover, and inventory aging
Partnering with GTM team to develop the channel merchandise long-range planning in alignment with the brand overarching strategy and financial expectations
Setting elevated standards of merchandise / assortment / sales management processes with focus on ongoing performance optimization across all channels
Optimizing ways of working by contributing in setting up new processes, tools and reports
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in related field
At least 7 years of relevant work experience in Merchandise and Sales Planning within the branded apparel industry
At least 3 years of previous leadership experience; having direct responsibility for driving performance and development initiatives
Deep understanding of the fast-paced retail environment and merchandising success factors on direct-to-consumer platforms
Excellent analytical skills
Outstanding business- and financial acumen, consumer-first, data savvy and brand-driven mindset
Highly performance driven and result-oriented team player who is getting things done, high maturity in managing organizational complexity and effective communication
Strategic and operational decision-making
At least 5 years of experience with planning and ERP software
Design, development, and implementation of new processes or systems specific to Merchandise and/or Sales Planning
Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description. Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)
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SITKA Gear. 1285 N Rouse Ave #2a, Bozeman, MT 59715 USA
The SITKA Gear story started on a September morning several thousand feet up from the tent, soaking wet from sleet and sweat, cold, and completely fed up with gear that was clearly not up to the task.
Under the shelter of a gnarled Whitebark Pine on that remote ridge, surrounded by a chorus of bugling bull elk, the question was achingly clear: why was hunting gear so inadequate?
We knew it wasn’t because hunters don’t require technical gear. We were living proof, and we knew there were many more like us across all climates and pursuits. From the hottest to the coldest conditions and through constant and extreme changes in activity levels, hunting demands much from our bodies, minds and the gear we take with us into the wild.
The obvious parallels were climbing, mountaineering and skiing. If we had been wearing mountaineering gear, the experience would’ve been completely different. But we also knew it wasn’t that simple. In addition to facing extreme weather and terrain, hunting includes a major X factor: it requires testing our human mettle against wild animals in their domain.
We started with the biggest problem: hunting big game in extreme mountain environments, which required advanced fabrics and designs that could stand up to dynamic external conditions while also keeping the hunter dry from within. It was soon obvious that the need for technical hunting gear solutions crossed all pursuits. Waterfowl gear never did justice to what duck and goose hunters required. Whitetail gear never gave deer hunters the tools they needed to minimize scent and stay quiet and warm enough in the stand to effectively hunt throughout the season. Traditional camouflage was always based on how humans saw the world instead of scientifically understanding animal vision and learning how we can exploit it.
And because the life of a hunter is not defined by any given season, we now offer gear to serve the hunter year round. Whether or not we have a tag in our pocket, there is no off-season for the SITKA Tribe. We dream about it all year. We prepare for it fanatically, and we need gear that will support our passion and allow us to push our limits, to immerse ourselves in wild places and to interact with the natural world on a deeper and more meaningful level.
Innovation became an obsession, and we continue to approach our mission methodically, one problem and one solution at a time, constantly refining, constantly questioning ourselves in an effort to enhance every aspect of the pursuit.
While we believe our gear fundamentally improves hunter safety and success, our ultimate mission at SITKA is to solve these problems so hunters can focus less on their gear and more on the extraordinary experience hunting provides.