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Associate Manager - Global Product Operations

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Merchandising
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218211 Requisition #

POSITION TITLE:  Associate Manager Global Product Operations 
REPORTS TO:   VP Business Strategies & International Product Operations
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POSITION SUMMARY:
• Lead the development of a commercially viable global assortment with internal AE Omni Merch, Design & Production teams.
• Support international team as the product engine between Geo Buyers and Omni-CFT partners (Production, Design, Omni-Merch).

ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Product development execution that meets the global assortment needs.
• Attend all Omni product milestones to understand how the TTL assortment is developing.
• Prepare for presentation of international product strategies at Omni milestones for approval.
• Collaborate with Geo Buying on geo specific product needs. Support compiling the preseason TTL Global Roadmap to Omni-Merch & Design for all required international product development.
• Assort an international collection and work w/ Design to develop International exclusives where applicable.
• Understands the product development process and time & action calendar for the brand. Assists manager in working w/ Omni CFT to make adjustments as needed for International.
• Compile product communication tools (i.e. buy decks) to ensure all internal partners understand products available to buy and related product detail information for PO/attributing purposes.  
• Responsible for the creation and/or preparation of all support materials for International product presentations inclusive of maintaining accurate records for all Omni and International exclusive programs through photos/linesheets, roadmap, SVL, laydown documents, color palettes etc.
• Understand product performance and works w/ manager on opportunities to respond to changes in the trend within the marketplace in order to impact future product development strategies.
• Support International CFT in the presentation of the Global Assortment during seasonal International milestones for external partners.
• Support Geo Buying on in-season product updates to external international partners and the product information needed to achieve this on a Weekly/Monthly basis.
• Responsible for securing, organizing, and handing off to the appropriate internal partners international exclusive samples for PR, Photo-shoot and Photo-studio purposes.
• Build and foster close relationships with Geo Buyers, International CFT and Omni-CFT partners.
• Consistently and effectively communicates business related issues to in a timely manner.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

KEY BUSINESS PARTNERS:
• Design
• Production
• Omni Merchandising
• Geo Buyers
• International CFT

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising, Business, or equivalent.
• 2+ years previous experience in retail merchandising.
• Business acumen – able to analyze and understand the business. See shifts and opportunities to build sound strategies.  Able to clearly articulate action points.
• Cross culture resourcefulness and sensitivity – An international experience is helpful and is open to learning about different cultures and ways of working.
• Keen sense of fashion exhibited through personal taste.
• Proficiency in use of MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications. Intermediate Excel skills including pivots, V look ups a must.
• Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrates a collaborative nature and works well within a team. Able to build relationships w/ Omni Team (Merchandising, Design, Production) as well as International CFT.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.  Action and deadline orientated with excellent attention to detail and follow through.
• Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.

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