Christopher & Banks Product Manager in Plymouth, Minnesota
Christopher & Banks is looking for a Product Manager for our Corporate Office in Plymouth, MN.
The Product Manager is responsible for developing the assortment for assigned categories to deliver the strategic and financial plans for all sizes, climates and channels of distribution. The position will oversee market research to determine fashion trends, drive overall category direction and competitive insights of comparable retailers. The position is a category expert that will provide guidance to the Assistant Product Manager.
How you will spend your time...
Develop category assortment strategies by utilizing key learning's and interpreting competitive analysis and trends for a category. Oversee product mix and flow, develop product to meet pricing and markup targets and partner to develop in-store presentation and key marketing messages.
Translate brand vision to product assortment. Create, develop, and manage assortment for all channels, brands, and sizes to ensure balance, outfitting and brand integrity is achieved. Interpret and react to current business trends.
Ensure product integrity by partnering with quality assurance. Partner with Technical Design to ensure fit meets design aesthetics as well as established fit standards. Maintain and react as approver of product changes.
Identify, develop, manage and retain Assistant Product Manager.
Occasional overnight travel.
What you will need to be successful....
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising, Fashion, or related field or equivalent experience
Minimum 5 years of experience with a mix of buying, planning or product design responsibilities
Specialty store merchandising experience preferred
Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience
Merchandising, product and analytical skills
Knowledge of design and color preferred
Knowledge of current and upcoming fashion trends
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of retail math and the application of concepts and daily operations
Ability to form partnerships and create a collaborative environment
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, advanced skills in Excel
Strong quantitative skills; able to translate great merchandise content into bottom line profit
Ability to develop and mentor a team
Always in style, your career at Christopher & Banks....
When Gil Braun opened the first Braun’s Fashions in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1956, he opened it with “her” in mind: local women who were full of life and wisdom, confident in their beliefs and in search of styles that made them feel fabulous at a price they would love. That spirit continued when Braun’s Fashions opened its first stores under the Christopher & Banks banner in 2000. The same year, the company introduced CJ Banks, opening 20 stores designed to meet the need for sizes 14-24 in the underserved women’s apparel market.