Merchandise Manager

Role: Merchandise Manager, Americas
Brand: Element Skateboards
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Summary: Support ELEMENT global merchandising strategy by providing analysis, product knowledge, and marketplace insights for the Americas Region


  • Build the America’s seasonal merchandise strategy and assortment plan for all categories including:  breadth, depth, price-point, revenue / unit forecasts, margin targets, segmentation strategy, and retail space allocation (end in mind).
  • Partner with design and development teams in reviewing prototypes, photo samples, and submits for approval for all categories from design concept to production.
  • Aggregate and distill all available analytics (sell in / sell-through / marketplace data / etc.) to build firm financial foundation for inline architecture.
  • Plan and forecast revenue, unit volume, IGP, and option count / productivity for all product ranges across business units / channels for all categories- men’s, women’s and boy’s apparel, footwear, and accessories- with a clear connection to hardgoods.
  • Ensure clear and consistent communication with cross-functional sales, retail, marketing and demand planning teams.  As well maintain alignment with other key merchants in other regions- Europe, Japan, and ANZ.
  • Forecast and report business key performance indicators (KPIs).