Director of Merchandise Sales
Brandt Group of Companies
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
1d ago

Under the general supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, this position will be responsible for leading the merchandising operations for the Pats.

This position will also work closely with Brandt marketing to leverage common requirements for merchandising services across the Brandt Group of Companies.

The Director of Merchandise Sales will develop, lead and implement merchandising strategies, with the combined buying power of the Pat’s and Brandt, to enhance merchandise operations, provide better product offerings and improved overall value.

Responsibilities include but not limited to :

  • Develop, lead and execute merchandising strategy
  • Provide strategic sourcing and purchasing of all merchandise
  • Negotiate and implement vendor agreements
  • Negotiate product and shipping prices
  • Manage vendor relationships related to material and service needs and monitor vendor performance based on service, pricing, on-time delivery, quality and quantity of product
  • Analyze sales trends and adjust product offering accordingly based on revenue generating products
  • Maintain awareness of merchandising trends relative to the competition and stay informed of internal and external customer needs
  • Maintain inventory management records
  • Business development
  • Management of budget
  • Product portfolio development for the Pats and Brandt
  • Retail partner development to get the Pats Merchandise in retailers in the Regina and surrounding areas
  • Merchandise advertising and digital marketing
  • Compliance of all brand standards as set out by Brandt Marketing
  • Operation of the Pat’s retail store
  • Implement warehouse and logistics strategy; utilizing Brandt discounts with logistics companies
  • Other duties as required
  • Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or a related field
  • Previous experience in a merchandising / purchasing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including negotiation skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Highly analytic and detail orientated
  • Strategic business thinker who is results driven
  • Ability to coordinate activities across cross-functional teams
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