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ecommerce men's clothing apparel
New York City    Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019
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Bonobos is seeking a Chief Merchant to drive customer & revenue growth through the continued development & merchandising of a compelling & innovative product offering.

Reporting to the CEO, youll be a key member of the Executive team, responsible for evolving the Bonobos brand, & building the business. You will manage a talented team of merchants as well as the Visual Merchandising team responsible for merchandising within all 60+ stores.

What you'll do...

  • Continuously evolve the overall merchandising strategy to ensure that we are identifying & buying products that are compelling to the customer, differentiated from the competition, priced appropriately, & that drive revenue growth
  • Lead your direct reports & their teams to ensure that our category-level merchandising strategy is clear & executed across all categories
  • Lead the Visual Merchandising team to ensure that the store presentation of the product is in line with the brand, merchandising strategy & investment strategy & is also tailored to the individual market trends
  • Partner with Design to ensure that we are consistently developing best-in-class product that is a reflection of the brand, & appeals to both existing & target customers, giving them a reason to shop Bonobos over other brands
  • Partner with your cross-functional peers in Marketing & Customer Experience to ensure our Product investments are aligned with our Marketing investments, Store investments, & overall go-to-market strategy & plans, therefore ensuring we can deliver against our revenue targets & plans
  • Partner with your cross-functional peers in Planning, Sourcing & Production to ensure that we are developing products that deliver strong margins as well as strong top line revenue growth
  • Nurture & mentor a talented set of direct reports to maximize their own potential


  • Have 15+ years experience of developing & executing against merchandising & product strategies in a direct-to-consumer apparel business, experience with Mens a benefit but not a requirement
  • Have a passion for understanding the customer, market & competitive trends as a means of identifying the right product at the right price
  • Demonstrate the ability to balance creative & analytical thinking, intuition & data, to build a compelling assortment including exploring new lines of business & partnerships
  • Have experience managing a team that includes both merchants & visual merchandisers
  • Possess excellent judgment & the ability to act decisively in situations requiring quick but thorough analysis & decision-making, while understanding when & how to appropriately escalate issues
  • Have strong leadership skills with a proven ability to influence your peers & an organization, as well as to inspire & motivate a team to constantly outdo themselves
  • Possess strong communication skills, & are able to prioritize & re-prioritize based on changing business needs
  • Are an entrepreneurial spirit & are excited by the challenges that come along with building a disruptive business


  • Value exceptional creativity, initiative & witty banter
  • Work hard because we love what we're doing but also believe in balance
  • Will back up our talk with a competitive compensation & benefits package, challenging projects, random acts of team-wide fun, awesome co-workers, & the rare tribal atmosphere that values individuality
  • Are excited to hear from you
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