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Job Code:163404
Opportunity:General Merchandise Manager
Location:Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date Posted:12/13/2016

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THE OPPORTUNITY Mondetta/MPG is currently seeking a strategic senior leader for the role of General Merchandise Manager to guide the current and future fashion and product direction for all business lines. This role will play a critical role in planning for the organization and must be able to create plans based on fashion trend, style, colour, size break, and customer needs. This position is for a visionary who is able to execute through to a seasonal operational plan by truly understanding current trends and anticipating future trends. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES . A visionary who can lead, motivate and empower the design teams . Liaises closely with the Executive Team - CEO, CFO, COO, EVP of Direct to Consumer, Vice President of Sales, - as well as customer service, factory partners, management, design, and operational staff to address the needs of the clients (e.g. colour, fabric, silhouette, top/bottom ratios, category, and all needs) for all North American and International sales. . Strategically plans and is accountable for the execution of the overall business plan through the Design Teams . Creates and leads seasonal plans and product range styles in the creation of all Mondetta and MPG fashion capsules for all clients in keeping with financial objectives and budget . Understands and communicates the analytics and forecasts of all fashion and product trends in order to contribute to the future direction of the company and its product offerings. SKILLS & EXPERIENCE . Minimum of 10 years of experience in fashion and merchandising . Senior level experience working with sales and marketing teams . Demonstrated understanding of all business channels . Ability to follow, understand, analyze, and translate changes in the market to corresponding changes to company activities . Excellent forecasting skills and the ability to determine sales trends in the market . Marketing skills to develop sales promotions to effectively turn inventory according to sales goals . Experience developing strategic plans, presentations, and operational plans as effective communication tools to clients, board of directors, executive team members and other stakeholders . Has extensive experience in recognizing international fashion brands, trends, and the implications of how best they translate to the Mondetta/MPG customers . Truly has a passion for everything fashion If you would like more information about Mondetta/MPG, please visit http://bit.ly/MPG-GMM or contact Lisa Cefali, Partner, Executive Search & Strategic Development, at (204) 934-8833. If you believe you can make a strong contribution to Mondetta/MPG as General Merchandise Manager, please submit your resume in confidence to lisa.cefali@legacybowes.com quoting position #163404.



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