Who We Are:
HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.
Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.
Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson�s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Saks OFF 5TH.
We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.
A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment
What This Position Is All About:
The SVP, Group Merchandise Manager (GMM) role is accountable for driving profitable growth. A visionary leader who will build a world-class organization and harness the power of the brick and mortar stores and .com presence. This individual will have a proven track record in building a strategy, communicating a compelling vision, and executing a well thought-out plan, while leading and engaging a high performing team.
The SVP, GMM will build and lead a high performance organization focused on sales, product offering and customer experience, develop and lead company-wide initiatives and projects, and strategize with other shared services in the organization to facilitate continued growth and success.
Who You Are:
You act with the customer in mind and are passionate about enhancing the customer experience
You lead for results by setting a clear vision, driving positive outcomes through objectives, and holding teams accountable for deliverables
You inspire other with your vision and sense of purpose; you are optimistic, positive and can rally teams and entire functions behind a vision
You build morale and a positive environment for your team by encouraging open dialogue, empowering team members, celebrating successes and providing constructive feedback
You offer a unique perspective, and can generate different ideas and ways of doings things, including looking for ways to improve
You are an expert communicator with strong influencing skills, with the special ability to build strong business relationships beyond your immediate team by listening, building trust and collaborating
You lead by example, and can easily maintain your composure under pressure
Your strong business acumen, coupled with your effective communication skills, help you quickly build credibility, buy-in, and trust
You have a proven ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, delegate, and organize work well
You are comfortable navigating change and challenging convention and you see change as an opportunity to improve
You Also Have:
BFA or BA in Fashion Merchandising, Business, or related field preferred
Must have 15+ years of overall Buying/Merchandising experience, with extensive experience in a management role
Must have 6-8 years of experience as multi-category manager, overseeing both the creative and financial aspects of merchandising
Experience as a Merchandising Manager in multiple product lines is essential
Demonstrated leadership skills required
As The SVP, GMM You Will:
Set merchandising vision and strategy for division to meet financial targets, including revenue, margin and inventory metrics
Establish and consistently communicate merchandising objectives in support of HBC strategy and business objectives
Partner with Chief Merchant to ensure strategic direction for division is in line with company
Develop innovative new business and sales driving ideas
Partner with Merchandise Planning to profitably execute financial targets as well as review and direct financial plans
Lead Merchandising team in executing in-season strategies and adjusts plans as business requires
Actively monitor and adjust to market, trends and competition
Lead key brand meetings and drive strategic conversations related to the business objectives
Define organizational structure and actively retain/recruit talent
Develop direct reports and team members
Represent division on cross-functional and cross-company initiatives
Present divisional results and strategies at executive sessions
Additional responsibilities as required
How Often You May Travel:
50% within North America
Your Life and Career at HBC:
Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
An amazing employee discount
Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.
HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.