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Director of Merchandising & Design Operations

Anine Bing

Anine Bing

Design, Sales & Business Development, Operations
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Director of Merchandising & Design Operations

ANINE BING is looking for a Director of Merchandising and Design Operations to join our team in Los Angeles.

The Director of Merchandising and Design Operations is responsible for the overall merchandising of the ANINE BING apparel and non-apparel collection and for ensuring the offering delivers to the financial goals of the company.

The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of market positioning, pricing, brand DNA, seasonality, channel needs, and product development. They possess excellent communication skills for engaging with all levels of the organization and have the ability to collaborate closely with product development to create a winning assortment. Their expertise in crafting collections that resonate with market needs and consumer desires is crucial for driving the brand’s success.

This role is based at our Los Angeles HQ and reports to the COO.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop seasonal blueprints that push the brand forward in key strategic growth categories while protecting established categories and reflect the needs of our revenue channels to deliver to their financial plans.
  • Act as the voice of the business within the Design Team while partnering with the Creative Director to provide valuable insight and direction on style development
  • Deliver profitable growth in key growth categories as identified in partnership with management further establishing ANINE BING as an elevated heritage lifestyle brand.
  • Develop and deliver cohesive product stories balanced strategically across end use and price points with an understanding of our customer needs, industry trends and seasonality.
  • Strategic product liaison working cross functionally with the Creative, Ecom, Retail and Wholesale teams ensuring product and collection vision materializes in market to end consumer.
  • Own pricing for all product categories, ensuring the optimal mix between pricing bands, considering customer price elasticity, maximizing gross margin dollars and delivering to company gross margin targets
  • Oversee all design operations and processes identifying opportunities to streamline and improve processes within the team and organization to better improve Design team productivity and morale. Hold Design team accountable for T&A deliverables
  • Responsible for setting the optimal launch calendar for all products considering business and industry trends, seasonality, and balancing the needs of all channels
  • Own and responsible for product branding making sure monogramming, labels, trims and product packaging are considered, consistent and cohesive for each and every style in the line

Requirements:

  • 7+ years merchandising experience with at least 3 years in senior role
  • Luxury brand experience highly preferred
  • Team-player with the ability to work cross functionally in a collaborative environment
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including presenting complex material in an organized and compelling manner
  • Strong analytical skills; demonstrated ability to drive analysis into action
  • Retail industry and project management experience is strongly preferred

Benefits & Perks

  • Work/Life Balance: Flexible work schedules, Unlimited/ flexible time off, paid holidays throughout the year, and extra days off in the summer
  • Wellness: ANINE BING covers 75% of costs for your medical, dental, and vision insurance and offers an array of other benefits for you and your dependents, including a generous parental leave program
  • And more: Generous employee discount and wardrobe

Compensation

  • The anticipated base salary range for this role is $120,000 - $150,000

Working at ANINE BING

ANINE BING seeks to empower its employees by providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Diversity and inclusion is critical to our success as a global brand, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

More about ANINE BING

ANINE BING is a Los Angeles-based fashion house started in 2012 that blends elements of Scandinavian simplicity with American energy to offer modern wardrobe essentials for women seeking a timeless yet rebellious approach to everyday style. Since its launch, ANINE BING has built a global brand represented across 90+ countries, including brick-and-mortar retail stores in cities worldwide.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, ANINE BING has over 200 employees and is backed by key investors, which include Index Ventures founder Danny Rimer (Facebook, Dropbox, Roblox, Net-A-Porter), Greycroft Partners founder Dana Settle (Bumble, Cuyana, Farfetch), and Felix Capital founder Frederic Court (Goop, Farfetch, Vitrue, Dailymotion).