Women's Buyer in Corporate NJ-Edison at Tumi

Date Posted: 1/14/2023

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    New Jersey Turnpike
    Corporate NJ-Edison
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Who we are: 

Since 1975, TUMI has been creating world-class business, travel and performance luxury essentials, designed to upgrade, uncomplicate, and beautify all aspects of life on the move. Blending flawless functionality with a spirit of ingenuity, we’re committed to empowering journeys as a lifelong partner to movers and makers in pursuit of their passions. The brand is sold globally in over 75 countries with approximately 2,000 points of sale.

Your role at Tumi: 

This role is responsible for defining and maximizing the appropriate merchandise mix for all TUMI DTC channels within a specific product category. Select, align, and tailor the brand’s global strategic product objectives for the North America region, ensuring the product strategy is consistent with sales and branding goals.  This person will determine which collections are carried in both full prices and outlet stores as well as the e-commerce site, as well as how broad the style/sku assortment will be for each collection.

•         This role will lead Omni Merchandising strategies and develop sales mix within a category for all NA DTC Channels, including Retail Stores, Ecommerce and Outlet locations.

•         In partnership with Product Management this role will influence the global assortment and support future development. Provide product needs based on performance, trend information, and consumer feedback for the category in line with the overall business strategy, financial plan, and sku capacity.

•         Work side by side with Planning to develop seasonal collection plans and product investments. Drive decisions and strategies to ensure achievement of financial plans as well as inventory turn and GM goals.

•         This role will align the Omni Channel brand experience with the Retail Store and E-commerce teams, driving product flow and focus by category, campaign alignment and messaging, and traffic driving initiatives to achieve sales goals.  

•         Develop and support the seasonal “Go to Market” strategy with Marketing, E-commerce, Planning, VM and Retail operations to support new product / category launches, Brand Campaigns, Email features, and special events.  

•         Analyze productivity and SKU count by department, collection, silhouette and gender to identify opportunities and risks in assortment and develop action plans.

•         Partner with Allocation regarding timing of receipt flow for all NA channels to support cohesive product launches, meet campaign expectations, and maximize sales.

•         Determine end of life strategy in partnership with Product Management and Planning, including timing for discontinued and seasonal product, promotional cadence, and transfer to outlets.

•         Collaborate with Visual on seasonal collection flow ensuring product is merchandised to maximize brand focus and storytelling moments, collaborate on Window Rotations, Front Table changes and overall store experience. 

•         Identify product opportunities and nuances via store visits, online research, Retail leadership, and consumer insights 

•         Build out Store and E-commerce profiles to improve buying strategies and tailor assortments, including location, customer, competitive landscape, size / capacity.  

•         Pilot test programs in both Brick and Mortar and E-commerce to obtain quantitative and qualitative feedback that identify risk / opportunities against future forecasts.

We’re Excited if you have:

  • 5+ years of experience in Retail Buying or Merchandising. Vertical experience a plus.   
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience in Womens Handbags and Accessories a strong preference
  • Has managed a business of significant volume & option count.
  • Ability to present product strategies to Senior leadership teams with clear verbal and written communication
  • Highly proficient at multi-tasking:  Able to work in a dynamic environment and shift between various tasks and responsibilities quickly.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced Excel Skills and Microsoft Suite. E xperience creating charts, graphs and business presentations.
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment

Why you'll love working here:

At TUMI, you’ll find a dynamic working environment, joining a community where each team member is empowered with an entrepreneurial spirit. Associates are respected as a vital part of the organization and recognized for their contributions. We believe in a workplace that gives every individual the opportunity to make an impact, and our ongoing commitment is to provide all the tools you need to succeed— guidance towards individual career growth, professional training and development initiatives, and a motivating, exciting environment— along with competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits programs.

What we value: 

•         INNOVATIVE BY NATURE. SUSTAINABLE BY CHOICE.  TUMI protects the things that matter most, the things you own and the planet you travel to see. Our planet is an astonishing place and we believe it’s our responsibility to preserve it for travelers of the future. By putting excellence and quality first, we ensure that every TUMI product has lifelong purpose, supported by our rigorous testing standards, exploration of recycled materials, and global repair network.

•         PARTNERS WE BELIEVE IN.  Staying true to our values by helping take care of the most vulnerable among us aligns with our mission and is a core element of what we do. We focus on three main areas: promoting wellbeing; empowering vulnerable communities; and protecting the earth’s beautiful places. Each year we extend our philanthropic efforts to partners that help better the world. From supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fight to cure childhood cancer to Waves for Water who provides clean water to communities in need, we proudly stand by the profound changes they enact.

•         DIVERSITY & INCLUSION.  As an organization, we are committed to a diverse and vibrant culture, welcoming people from all walks of life. Our long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion empowers each of us to bring our authentic selves and unique differences to work every day.

Tumi is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting and maintaining a work environment in which all applicants, associates, customers, and other individuals are treated with dignity and respect free from unlawful harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.

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