Job Title: E-Commerce Senior Merchandiser

Reports to (Direct Title): Senior Merchandise Manager
Function: Digital Commerce
Location(s): Tokyo, Japan
Employment Type: Permanent 正社員
Start Date: Immediate

 

Job Summary

Crocs Japan is hiring an E-Commerce Senior Merchandiser to help drive the globally aligned merchandising vision for Crocs, the industry-leading casual footwear brand. As a Merchant, you are responsible for adopting the brand vision for the consumer, as well as identifying local product opportunities specific to the Japan Digital business. The successful candidate would be expected to have a clear point of view on platform segmentation with experience in optimizing Marketplace assortments. This person will play a key role in both pre-season assortment planning and in-season trading to ensure that the financial goals are met.

 

Primary Job Duties

  • Responsible for creating and planning consumer-right assortments using the Global Must Buy and Elective seasonal assortments for Marketplaces
  • Create promotion lists for Marketplaces taking ownership for promotional pricing to align to monthly margin targets
  • Maintain merchandising item master and Seasonal linelist
  • Create weekly/monthly/quarterly reporting and share with broader team
  • Maintain consumer focused by utilizing consumer insights, conducting in-store walk-throughs and click-throughs and keeping abreast of market macro environment shifts and trends
  • Create and execute on allocation plan for marketplaces, ensure inventory is optimized across platforms
  • Work with Planner to understand inventory gaps to forecast and evaluate business risk associated
  • Complete regular analysis of in-season product and promotional performance, communicate with comprehension to all stakeholders, and play forward learnings for future planning.
  • Complete adhoc tasks including inventory transfers, MSRP setting, inventory checks, promotion list alignment, customs enquiries, catalogue creation

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: University bachelor’s degree preferred

Minimum Experience:

  •  5+ years in merchandise planning and/or buying within a direct to consumer environment (within a wholesale environment is a plus)
  •  3+ years experience in E-Commerce

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Identify and leverage emerging trends and best practices in the marketplace to ensure the most effective merchandising
  • Strong understanding of market competition, consumer and market trends
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Collaborative team player who enjoys work effectively with multiple cross-functional groups
  • Track record of succeeding in a results driven environment
  • Commercial and analytical mindset, detail oriented and capable to create sales forecasts
  • Language: Fluent Japanese. Business English (actively participate in meetings with global teams)
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (pivot tables, vlookup, etc.)

 

Company Culture and Benefits

  • Flex+Core time and generous work from home policy since 2020
  • WeWork Office near Tokyo Metro Onarimon Station
  • Comfortable blend of international and Japanese work environment
  • Gain a global perspective of marketing activities worldwide
  • Defined Contribution Plan (401k)
  • Generous employee discount
  • Additional annual leave granted for summer, New Year’s, volunteering
  • Our great training curriculum with in-person sessions and a global eLearning platform offers you a lot of room for personal growth to get a little bit better every day
  • Learn more here https://careers.crocs.com/

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