Senior Manager, Women's Omni Channel Buyer in Corporate NJ-Edison at Tumi

Date Posted: 3/14/2023

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  • Location:
    New Jersey Turnpike
    Corporate NJ-Edison
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    At least 2 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 developing the strategic approach that defines the Womens merchandise mix for all TUMI DTC channels. Drive the evolution of this category and tailor the brand’s global product objectives for the North America region. Consistently benchmark and deliver against all financial targets.

  • Lead the Womens Omni Merchandising strategy and develop the sales mix that balances brand vision, trend, and business drivers 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, market, and customer insight to drive the Womens 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.  
  • 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.  
  • Recommend pricing architecture for North America with a keen understanding of the competitive marketplace and TUMI brand positioning.
  • 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.  
  • Leverage consumer research and external insights to inform product strategies and business growth opportunities.  
  • 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:

  • 2+ years of experience at Senior Manager level or above in Retail Buying or Merchandising. Vertical experience a plus.
  • Experience in Branded Womens Handbags and Accessories a strong preference
  • Has managed a business of significant volume & option count.
  • Strategic thinker who recognizes opportunities and able to influence decision makers to move to execution.
  • Agile and adaptable; comfortable taking initiative in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced Excel Skills and Microsoft Suite. E xperience creating and presenting business strategies.
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree.

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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