General Merchandise Manager (GMM) - Beall's/Burkes Outlet
10 months ago
Beall’s – Celebrating 100 years!
Beall’s celebrated our 100th year anniversary in 2015! Come join a team rich in tradition that is ready to adapt and evolve with the ever changing retail landscape! We are a debt free, billion dollar organization with over 500 retail stores across 16 states. And with an eye to the future, we are continuing to enter new markets and build brand loyalty with an increasing customer base.
Stable and fiscally savvy, Beall’s has long been an organization that represents tradition, integrity and ever changing sustainability. Our headquarters are located in the beautiful and sunny Tampa Bay area in the heart of Florida… approximately one mile from the nearest beach. We live and breathe the Florida coastal lifestyle and we are looking for new talent to join our growing team!
General Merchandise Manager (GMM) - Bealls/Burkes Outlet Stores
Develops and ensures execution of the category’s product strategy to drive the Outlet Brand to achieve sales and profit plan. Recruits, hires, coaches and develops category associates to achieve financial objectives and prepares them for broader responsibilities.
Extensive interaction with the Outlet President, Chief Merchandise Officer, Outlet Marketing VP, Planning VP, Category DMMs, Product Development, Buying teams, Distribution teams, Store teams
Frequent interaction with merchandise vendors
Serves on the Bealls Outlet Executive Committee
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Essential Functions):
Develops long range vision of the category by integrating customer insight, competitive information, market intelligence, and trend awareness in cadence with the Outlet Brand overall strategy
Synthesizes the divisional strategies within the category strategy and partners with DMMs, VP of Planning, and Divisional Planning managers to ensure and enhance execution
Explores and develops new business initiatives in conjunction with the Outlet Brand strategy
Develop seasonal sales plans along with VP of Planning
Conducts weekly business reviews with DMMs to analyze and react to current business trends utilizing open to buy reports and class analysis in order to drive sales and profit in the short term
Works monthly with DMMs and DPM to review 90 day forward forecast of businesses to identify risks and opportunities
Spends significant percent of time “in market” working with DMMS, buyers, vendors in order to strategically review and enhance the Outlet sourcing matrix
Visits stores weekly with category team in order to ensure consistent, customer centric execution of category strategies
Leads category recruitment efforts in order to build a strong bench. Accountable to ensure that category associates exceed performance objectives, and receive frequent performance coaching and recognition. Accountable for ensuring that timely and fair “exit decisions” are carried through in his/her category
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Direct responsibility to coach and develop category DMMs. Partners with DMM to ensure consistent recruitment, hiring, coaching, and development of buying teams
4 year bachelor’s degree is required
In depth experience leading DMMs and buying teams required
At least 5 years of off price buying experience is required
Frequent market travel experience, including non-domestic, is required
Must possess excellent written and verbal skills
Demonstrable skills in Microsoft suite to include Outlook and Excel necessary
Fluent in English
Check out www.beallsoutlet.com and www.beallsinc.com for more information.