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Dia&Co

Dia&Co is the premier personal styling service for plus-size women. Try on clothes at home, keep what you like, return the rest.

Director of Merchandising
New York City, NY, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Who We Are:

Dia&Co is a the leading in-home retail experience for plus-size women. We are expanding our talented team and are looking for passionate, smart, multitalented go-getters to join us. Our business meets a profound need and we are on a mission to fundamentally transform the way women experience apparel commerce.

What We’re Looking For:

We're looking for an experienced and visionary Merchandising leader to build Dia Brands. As an leader on the Merchandising team, you will own building our product offering and bringing to life the best product in the industry. You will share our passion and commitment to offering our customers beautiful, high quality, and great value clothing. The right person will be comfortable in an "all hands on deck" environment, loves solving problems and can thrive in an fast-changing startup culture where agility and cross-functional collaboration is paramount.

What You'll Do:

Owning and driving growth in Dia Brands P&L

Building our assortment and developing category and brand revenue growth strategies
Digging deep into customer insights, performance data and market trends to help inform the assortment
Understanding core drivers of product performance and working closely with Data Science to predict customer needs
Identifying new market opportunities and preparing business case for expansion strategy
Partner with Planning to create a data-driven assortment plan for each brand
Driving execution of product selection, sourcing, merchandising, and styling related to Dia’s Brands
Creating seasonal strategies and cohesive lineplans across and within brand portfolios
Collaborating closely with Design to curate compelling and on-trend collections
Working with Marketing and Styling teams to present product to customers with cohesive branding and impeccable styling

Building strong and lasting vendor relationships and optimizing our vendor portfolio

Owning and managing dynamic and innovative partnerships with our vendors
Working with Sourcing & Product Development teams to optimize our vendor portfolio
Leading significant business development efforts, including identifying new potential partners and opening new relationships

Ensuring best-in-class execution across all facets of buying, sourcing and merch operations

Owning the delivery of all product in the portfolio, on-time and with great quality
Building processes and tools to drive world class execution
Partner with Planning to ensure efficient inventory management processes

Building an effective and engaged team

Managing a team of Merchants while partnering with Planning and Design teams
Developing and motivating members with effective coaching and significant empowerment
Organizing and building the team for sustainable growth

You:

7-10+ years of experience in a merchandising role, with progressively increasing responsibility with a mix of experience across merchandising in both store and online verticals
Consumer-centric thinker with a passion for understanding how customers think and shop
Eye for style and passion for fashion
Are a self-starter with the ability to take initiative, ownership and accountability for the business
Exceptionally analytical and data-driven in your approach
Inspirational leader and strong team builder
Track record of successful negotiation and vendor management
Willing to travel on a monthly basis

We:

are a young company, so your contributions make a BIG difference
are growing rapidly and strive to be the world-class leader in our space; we will settle for nothing less
are telling an authentic story with a track record of truly provoking change
foster a culture of autonomy and accountability
really, really, really care about what we do

Benefits:

competitive salaries
healthcare premiums covered for employees
a leadership team that embraces creativity and initiative
great snacks, happy hours and a fun office environment!