Product Manager - Just Jeans

The Just Group (Melbourne VIC, Australia) 20 days ago
ABOUT JUST JEANS
Just Jeans is an iconic Australian brand with over 50 years’ experience selling denim in Australia & New Zealand. With a store network of over 240 stores we are proud to be the No: 1 Denim Destination across both regions.  As part of Australia’s most successful retailer; ‘The Just Group’ operates 7 successful brands – Just Jeans, Dotti, Jacqui E, Jay Jays, Peter Alexander, Portmans and Smiggle.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Join our Just Jeans Buying team as a Product Manager in our Branded Denim department. This role is responsible for leading the Denim Branded business across both Australia and New Zealand, in store & on line.  Reporting to the GGM, you will work closely with each supply partner to deliver a commercial range of products suitable for the Just Jeans target customer.  This role is fully accountable for sales & profit growth.
RESPONSIBILITIES

Create a seasonal buying strategy by market, by channel
In collaboration with Merchandise Planner, build option plans by brand, by market, by channel to deliver department sales & profit budgets.  This includes ensuring Key Volume Lines are never out of stock
Working with each brand partner, select, range & quantify products by market, by channel
Create a weekly promotional plan, by brand, by market, by channel
Regularly measure performance against plan [daily, weekly & monthly] and determine actions necessary to maximise results
Using data to identify emerging trends, you will review and evolve the department buying strategy accordingly
Build relationships with key supply partners to ensure that all possible commercial opportunities are maximised.  This includes negotiation of rebates, exclusive product & price points
Conduct weekly competitor reviews and track promotional activity for each major competitor and determine opportunities to grow market share
Work with retail operations to determine the seasonal product knowledge/training requirements necessary to drive sales.  This includes brand range books and an annual brand conference.
Engage with the broader Just Jeans team (VM, Marketing, On, line etc.) to ensure the branded range is effectively communicated through all channels & markets
Be able to develop strong working relationships with store teams

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

A minimum of 5 years range buying experience with a proven record in delivering results
Exceptional negotiation & communication skills
Highly developed strategic planning capabilities & a solid critical path manager
Proven leadership skills
Previous experience in dealing with a broad range of suppliers
Proactive and self-motivated
Able to work in a fast paced team environment and able to meet deadlines 
Technical knowledge of denim advantageous

 BENEFITS

Work for a multi-national company with 7 iconic Australian brands
High performing and supportive team culture  
Development plans to support your ongoing career growth  

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our established and successful team. If this sounds like the perfect role for you please apply to register your interest.

Product Manager - Just Jeans

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