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Senior Merchandise Manager

Company: Current Media Group LLC
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Merchandise Manager position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with a salary range between $75,000 to $95,000, depending upon experience. This is an onsite position with hybrid schedule to work remote. Work location is 6765 Campus Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920.
Current Media Group Helps Make Staying Connected Meaningful
Current Media Group is a multi-brand direct marketing company offering tens of thousands of products to millions of customers. Current Media Group gives special meaning to life's moments, no matter how big or small, with tangible expressions of love, compassion, gratitude, and celebration.
Why Join Current Media Group
At Current Media Group, our most valuable resource is our team members. We are proud that as we have grown, our company continues to maintain its friendly, family feeling because we have built an environment where employees feel welcomed, valued, and creative. Our commitment to keeping a warm, positive work environment encourages employees to bring out the best in each other.
Come join our team of creative, engaging, and motivated professionals committed to making a positive impact on millions of lives.
Benefits And Perks
We offer our employees a generous range of benefits that focus on supporting you and eligible family members.

  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision Care
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Short/long-term Disability
  • Holiday/Vacation PTO
  • Sick Leave
  • 401K Participation
  • AD&D/ Life Insurance
  • Flexible Work Environment/ Hybrid Schedules
  • Employee Discount Program
    Current Media Group's Unique Brands
    Current Media Group consists of four unique brands with more than 15,000 products collectively. Current Catalog, established in 1950, specializes in heartfelt greeting cards, note cards, gift wrap, and affordable gifts. Lillian Vernon, created in 1951, features elegant, customized gifts, gifts for kids, and seasonal d--cor. Colorful Images, introduced in 1987, offers a unique line of personalized return address labels, stationery, home office essentials, and collectibles. Fine Stationery, started in 2000, is recognized for its personalized invitations, announcements, and greeting cards that include well-known brands such as Crane & Co. and Boatman Gellar.
    Position Purpose
    Assists in the analysis, conception, and product development of the Current Catalog greeting card, stationery, gift wrap and hard goods product lines. Ensures accurate presentation of product line in final mail order catalog and website. This individual combines a creative and analytical approach to curate compelling, best-selling products for an established direct mail/web business.
    • Participates in the development of an effective product strategy based upon sales review and analysis of historical data.
    • Identifies current marketplace trends and translates them into new winning product ideas.
    • Oversees the design, manufacture and planning for all new products including in-house, domestic, and custom imports.
    • Manages assortment mix that is aligned with the category strategy, market trends, revenue plan and gross margin target as well as inventory goals.
    • Develops concepts for creative, trend-driven stationery and greeting cards, providing art direction to in-house design staff.
    • Recommends initial product assortment based upon historical sales analysis. Determines number of SKUs, as well as percentage of repeat and new products.
    • Provides competitive product analysis utilizing retailing, competitive websites, trade shows and trade publications.
    • Maintains accurate product line listing, enters data on all products to include correct count/design, targeted price, and value messages.
    • Manages product through the development cycle under the direction of the VP Merchandising.
    • Negotiates product costs, lead-times, MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity), and other product details.
    • Ensures final catalog layout and web presentation effectively reflects key selling points of all products and is easy for customer to shop.
    • At final catalog proofing, the Merchandising Manager will proof the entire catalog for accurate pricing, comparison to PLL, value messages and accurate code numbers.
      • Passion for creating new Stationery paper product from start to finish in a fast-paced, creative environment.
      • Highly creative individual, trend-savvy.
      • Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Marketing, or equivalent work experience.
      • Candidate with Art Direction experience a plus.
      • Candidate with direct import experience preferred.
      • Individual will have a balance of expertise in analytical and planning areas, as well as a creative orientation with proven experience.
      • Strong analytical and computer skills including Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook.
      • Excellent communication, analytical and creative critical thinking skills are required.
      • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented environment.
      • Must be able to work independently in performing job responsibilities.

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