Staff Management | SMX Head of Product in New York, New York
Head of Product
City.: New York
Employment Duration: Full time
Are you a merchandising and product management champion? Are you looking for your next step with a growing brand fostering a new standard in style and experience? Staff Management is currently hiring a Head of Product for a direct hire opening in New York, New York. The Head of Product will be responsible the product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, including: gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with production, marketing, and design team to ensure business opportunities are maximized. We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starting individual to work as part of an outstanding team and leading the Technical Design, Product Development and Production teams.
We are looking for a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional interpersonal, motivational, and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to take ownership of and drive business performance.
Develop and lead the global vision of the brand by product category.
Spearhead merchandising strategy and drive profitable results by executing strategies aligned with product vision.
Manage and oversee all Technical Design, Product Development and Production team activities.
Present strategy to all levels of management, including CEO, on all product decisions.
Analyze & track weekly sales performance by region, by style; identify any trends, misses, opportunities by region and present in weekly meetings.
Work closely with Marketing and Operations teams to ensure that all departments are aligned on all merchandising, production and design efforts.
Ensure that all processes are current and effective; implement new initiatives to improve the effectiveness of the development and production area.
Establishes cross-functional relationships to promote best practices and process adherence; fosters teamwork.
Conduct competitive analysis to grow and develop product assortment strategy.
15+ years product/merchandising experience in similar role (or extensive relevant experience
Omni-channel experience heavily preferred; E-Commerce or Retail required
Demonstrate strong understanding of the marketplace and trends
Proven negotiation skills and vendor-management experience
Previous management experience demonstrating strong leadership, team development and strong cross functional relationships
Bachelor’s degree required