AutoAnything is currently seeking a Brand Manager to join our dynamic Team!
The candidate will assist the Category Manager with executing business strategies and developing assortments to deliver sales and margin objectives for the company. The right candidate will be a self-starter, able to identify opportunities and recommend new products or concepts for the Merchant Team. The candidate will also work closely with the merchant analysts to ensure timely execution of strategies and initiatives, products and pricing, in order to meet financial budgets.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Determine appropriate product assortment, initial and promotional pricing to achieve sales and margin goals.
Identify, gather, organize and analyze data for product opportunities. Manage new product set up for existing and new vendors.
Execute and develop strategies to achieve KPI’s.
Analyze market and brands to provide observations on market trends, and provide actionable items for changes that are deemed necessary.
Serve as a brand ambassador internally and externally for the company by making focused decisions based on brand integrity and company values.
Manage Tier II vendor relationships to update and maintain product assortment and attributes to include, but not limited to, product/brand imagery, cataloging/data, model mapping, and additional content delivery
Perform line reviews with top vendors to include, but not limited to, sales review, yearly plan evaluation, improve overall deal, review site content, strengthen partnership, etc.
Organize, prioritize, articulate, and operate accurately and efficiently in a fast paced environment.
Coordinate with the Marketing department to assure brands have been added to search feeds and social media/email campaigns.
Attain sales, profit, and traffic goals by brand.
Creation of brand and sub-brand landing pages. Metrics include landing page optimization and conversion rate optimization.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
3-5 years of retail merchandising/buying/sourcing/product development experience in a retail environment (ecommerce is a plus!)
Highly organized and detailed-oriented.
Proficient in Omniture, AdHoc, Google AdWords, MS Office Suite, especially Excel.
Strong internal and external communication skills, with emphasis on building and maintaining vendor/internal relationships.
Ability to remain flexible and willing to change strategies as business needs dictate.
Strong numerical and analytical aptitude. Knowledge of retail math is required.
Forward thinking with a dedication to pushing the boundaries for improvement.
Comfortable with web-based tools and working in a fast paced ecommerce environment.
Automobile knowledge is a plus, but not mandatory for the position.