This position provides strategic leadership to the Merchandising organization well as key cross-functional partners to deliver profitable results in a way that is aligned with the culture. The selected candidate will understand and protect the integrity of the brand while taking thoughtful, innovative risks to drive the business forward. The VP/GMM will have a keen aesthetic, strong knowledge of the marketplace and be able to translate that knowledge to build an assortment that is Brand right, customer focused and profitable.
Deliver profitable results by executing Merchandising strategies aligned with the Global Lands' End Brand.
Ensure the selection of an inspiring product assortment to meet profitability goals.
Demonstrate strong understanding of the market/trends and interprets those trends for the Lands' End customer.
Deliver exceptional customer service through quality of product.
Create a collaborative, innovative, and results oriented environment with peers, teams, and global cross functional partners.
Build and retain a highly talented Merchandising organization.
Drive results through inspirational, engaging, and motivational leadership.
Maximize team performance through execution of ideas, consistency of Brand message.
Drive career and skill development to ensure employee engagement, future talent development and retention.
Challenge new ways of thinking, create an environment that fosters idea generation and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Prior experience at the VP level with full P&L responsibility, proven ability to deliver measurable financial results.
Strong understanding of the financial measures of an apparel brand; able to evaluate financial indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results.
Understands the Lands' End brand and will deliver product that exceeds the customer's expectations; passion for customer service.
Ability to create and articulate competitive strategies, with a natural ability to balance strategic intent with business management and meet business priorities.
Strong business acumen with an ability to anticipate risks and identify contingency plans in order to minimize disruption to the business.
Strong specialty brand and direct merchandising experience coupled with successful track record of growing businesses; strong product and brand building skills.
Mature, strategic leader who possesses a hands-on approach to ensure the Lands' End brand is represented across all channels.
Strong leadership skills to establish clear direction in a challenging environment bringing out the best in employees.
Able to develop constructive and effective relationships with direct report team and cross-functional partners; able to maintain credibility and presence within the broader business.
Demonstrates strong listening and communication skills; able to present business strategies.
Lands' End, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.