Macy Job Opportunities – Development Associate

Website Macy’s

Job Description:

The Development team is responsible for building and managing the Macy’s Private Brand program, by owning the assortment execution. The team is instrumental in building the vision of Macy’s Private Brands and works with Sourcing to achieve desired final product cost and Brand / Category IMU targets for its products.

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Escalate any product related issues (e.g., sample delivery timing, style execution, costing)
  • Partner with Buying / Planning counterparts to ensure department level financial targets support assortment strategy; work with Design to make modifications if needed
  • Participate in Seasonal Prep and Line Development Meeting, Mid-Point / Pre-Line Review, and Line Review Meetings
  • Work with RM and Design to suggest engineering to meet cost targets if necessary
  • Provide dashboard views of IMU roll-up to Strategic Sourcing team
  • Update IMU Roll-Up at a style-level based on target cost, first cost (and iterations), and final cost
  • Work with OSO Merchant to communicate product details and specific meeting sample requirements
  • Communicate all PA / PO information to Product Assistant and manage accuracy and completeness of PO entry and tracking
  • Partner with OSO Merchant and Strategic Sourcing to ensure cost negotiations are executed and the established target cost / IMU goal is met
  • With support from Costing team, utilize costing database to determine target costs based on product attributes, IMU goal and retail price, review vendor cost breakdowns and escalate costing issues
  • Work with Buying counterpart to manage in-season chase / OTB opportunities
  • Review execution of all development samples and monitor line development activities throughout the season
  • Update and own first cost style-level analysis and any iterations based on proto iterations until final style is approved
  • Collaborate with Sourcing Associates to ensure all styles receive vendor allocation
  • Support Product Lead with materials for Post Buy Recap, including program & style placements)

Job Requirements:

  • 3+ years in merchandising, product development, planning, or buying role
  • Knowledge of MS Office is required
  • Practice open and continuous communication, values keeping others informed, effectively presenting information in a clear, concise manner
  • Undergraduate degree in fashion, business administration, finance or related discipline preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs
  • Ability to think creatively, strategically and technically
  • Excellent leadership, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work across functional lines and at many levels

Job Details:

Company: Macy’s

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: New York City Metropolitan Area, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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