Chief Merchandising Officer

Posted 3.13.24
North Vancouver, BC
Your Opportunity at ARC’TERYX: 
As the Chief of Merchandising, you translate our design vision into compelling, consumer-centric product assortments that reflect the essence of Arc’teryx in service to the mountain athlete. You build bridges within your team and across functions to ensure the Go to Market (GTM) plan is realized, guiding the representation of our product experience through all channels .As a senior leader you work in partnership with design, commercial, supply chain, and brand leadership, you provide guidance and cohesion to optimize a high performing cross functional merchandising team. You build a world-class team to support global merchandising strategies, global assortment planning, price architecture, regional commercial product management for NAM, EMEA, APAC and work in partnership with the China team. The merchandising function manages the product life cycle ultimately ensuring the right product at the right location at the right time. 
If you were the Chief of Merchandising, here are some of the core activities you would be doing:
  • Develop and communicate a clear and compelling merchandisingvision, strategy, and 5 year roadmap aligning with the organization’s broader business objectives 
  • Implementand manage the merchandising roadmap that delivers at scale to deliver aglobal line plantailored to regional and local market needs 
  • Oversee multiple product lines within the portfolio, ensuring consistency and synergy between different offerings across all channels 
  • Build an industry leading global merchandising function at speed to deliver our 5 yearstrategicplan  
  • Foster strong collaboration between the merchandising teams, design, brand marketing, finance, supply chain, and other functional partners to ensure the effective execution of the merchandising strategy 
  • Lead and mentor the Merchandising organization to enable the execution of the design vision through the GTM calendar, expectations and goals 
Are you our next Chief of Merchandising? 
  • You have 15+ years’ experience in merchandising, including 10+ years in a  leadership role, with a complete understanding of the product lifecycle process 
  • You have a strong knowledge of Arc’teryx products 
  • You have a proven ability to influence and collaborate with a group of cross-functional stakeholders 
  • You have proven people leadership, mentorship and project management skills 
  • You demonstrate initiative, agility and commitment 
  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal)skills 
  • You are detailed and accuracy oriented with strong organizational skills 
  • You are proactive in identifying the root cause of issues and developing solutions 
  • You inspire breakthrough thinking and continuous improvement 
  • You are an excellent people leader, capable of motivating and engaging a group of people to drive collaboration and common goals in your area 
  • You have a passion for customer service and delivering an exceptional experience for guests 
  • You are a strong communicator in both written and verbal communication and can formulate and articulate strategies and concepts 
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and are comfortable dealing with diverse personalities 
  • You are a strong advisor with the ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders at a global level 
  • You have excellent organizational skills, analytical ability, and a track record of strategic planning 
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office 
  • You have excellent decision-making skills and are proactive in identifying the root cause of issues and developing solutions 
  • You remain highly flexible and adaptable when faced with ambiguity 
  • You effectively balance autonomy and collaboration 
  • You seek the best (sometimes not the easiest) solutions with unwavering commitment 
  • Your passion for your work is paralleled by your passion for getting outside and living it 
  • Willingness and availability to travel, and work weekends or holidays, depending on the needs of the business. 
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