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Global Footwear Category Manager

Role: Global Footwear Category Manager
Brand: Vans
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Summary: Be responsible for identification of market trends and the writing of briefs/development of a seasonal line plan, working directly with design and development monitoring progress and keeping projects on calendar, championing the PLM process, handling of samples for meetings/tradeshows and marketing/catalog requirements, attending and assisting at regional sales meetings/account pre-lines, tracking monthly sell throughs for category key accounts.

Responsibilities:

  • You will manage line development against product calendar. Communicate any changes to development team ensuring accuracy of information.
  • Manage receipt and delivery of seasonal photo shoot samples for the catalog.
  • You will have the opportunity to conduct monthly statistical analysis by style and color for each operating region.
  • Presentations to global and regional merchandising teams during line review process.
  • Work with category director in the development of seasonal/annual OGSTM product strategy.
  • PLM input and management.
  • You will attend trade shows, market visits, key account product presentations, relationship building, and trend/market research.
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