The Merchant Development Program is designed to train and develop individuals to oversee the execution of product based on corporate vision and direction from our Merchant team.
While working directly with Merchants, Planners, and Store Managers, our program builds cross-functional expertise and allows time for skill development and adjustment to the company culture. Individuals will learn directly from our leaders through a combination of classroom instruction and on-the- job experience.
The program will aid Individuals in building a customer-centric assortment; identify what products will be bought and sold for what price to the Hudson's Bay customer.
They will ensure the financial performance of the merchandise in the department by optimizing assortment placement and quantifications in alignment with the Hudson's Bay Merchandising vision.
Partner with buyers and planners in managing a profitable business in a fast paced, deadline driven, detail oriented environment with the objective of increasing sales and earnings for the company
Assist with in-season management by actively monitoring Automatic Replenishment, Buyer Managed Inventory and Central Stock
Learn how to set financial targets and forecast overall department Sales $, GM% and Inventory Turns that fit the brand identity
Assist buyers and planners with financial performance management, inventory management and merchandise distribution
Conceptualize and work with team to execute on advertising and marketing strategies
Assist in vendor negotiations