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Vice President, Merchandising | Prepac Manufacturing Ltd.

The Organization

Prepac Manufacturing Ltd. is a leading e-commerce retailer and manufacturer of RTA (Ready to Assemble) furniture with operations near Vancouver, British Columbia and Greensboro, North Carolina.  Its products are sold to the top e-commerce retailers and drop shipped to end consumers across North America.

Mission: To become the best supplier of innovative, stylish, and value-based home furnishings. We will deliver this value to Customers by providing an exceptional experience, on-time, every time. Our goals will be accomplished in a work environment that is rewarding and encourages ongoing improvement, innovation, and communication.

Vision: To be the Best Vendor & Drop Ship Specialist of RTA Furniture & Home Furnishings.

For further information about Prepac Manufacturing LTD, please visit their website at www.prepacmfg.com

 

 

The Opportunity

Reports to:President
Location:Delta, British Columbia or Greensboro, North Carolina

 

Mandate

In this newly created role, the Vice President of Merchandising will be responsible for the development and implementation of a prioritized product merchandising strategy that will drive demand, margin, turn and growth across all customers and channels. This role will lead product development initiatives, analyze pricing, margins, industry trends and manage inventory forecasts to enable and surpass company revenue and profit targets.

Based out of Delta, BC and reporting directly to the President, the Vice President, Merchandising will inherit a robust merchandising team and will be a key figure in the strategic and growth for the organization and department.

 

Key Accountabilities

The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Identify and implement the processes and tools needed to efficiently scale the merchandising and marketing functions to support the high growth of the business
  • Managing the product design, development, and content creation team
  • Utilizing data analytics to scale and support digital marketing strategy
  • Collaborate with the Sales, Engineering and Production groups to prioritize product lifecycles (launches / discontinuations)
  • Manage Month / Quarter / Fiscal budgets and goals
  • Build, manage and coach a high-performing team
  • Work closely with the sales department to align sales and marketing strategies
  • Manage product wholesale pricing, gross profit management, and inventory turns
  • Conduct Market Research and Analyze trends to identify new product and category opportunities and strategies
  • Interact with key customers at bi-annual trade shows and day-to-day business reviews
  • Oversee website, social media, and product IP
  • Create and manage a Voice of Customer (VOC) program to gain consumer insights
  • Leading, motivating, and promoting a positive work environment
  • Capture and communicate customer and consumer feedback to the product development teams
  • Coordinate / participate in semiannual trade shows

 

Attractions

Prepac Manufacturing has a rich history in North America as a leading design & manufacturer for home-based furnishings. Through recent growth in production and consistent client partnerships, there is a newly created opportunity for a Vice President, Merchandising to join the leadership committee and be an integral part of the strategic growth. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to utilize their experience in creating and sharing their strategic vision to correspond with the organizations mission.

 

First Year Deliverables / Measures of Success

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Have a strong understanding of the overall business and have built good working relationships throughout the organization
  • Ability to assess the departmental requirements required to meet the companies forward looking strategic and financial budgets
  • Created and begin to implement merchandising and marketing plans to meet strategic goals

 

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field; equivalent combination of education and years of relevant experience may be considered

Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience across the retail/e-Commerce landscape (preferably in the home furnishings category)
  • At least 7-10 years of experience in a merchandising role, preferrable e-Commerce
  • A highly analytical mindset and experience leveraging various data analysis tools. Microsoft Office Suite: primarily Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (vlookup, pivot tables, formulas, etc.) required
  • Experience creating strong partnerships among cross functional teams including sales, production, operations, finance, and customer service

Competencies and Attributes:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Progressive experience in a leadership role including supervision of staff
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude
  • A high degree of initiative
  • A creative outside-the-box thinker
  • Is a collaborative team player
  • Is curious, detail oriented, data driven and has strong analytical skills

The Compensation

An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

Equal Opportunity

Prepac Manufacturing Ltd. is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse team benefits and enriches our work and is essential to operational excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Gallagher’s Executive Search throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Applications

If you wish to be considered for this position, please email a cover letter & resume in confidence to vancouver@optimumtalent.com

The information received will be treated in the strictest confidence. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only the candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: vancouver@optimumtalent.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
A024966 (AGRO-738842) Vice President, Merchandising | Prepac Manufacturing Ltd. - BC - Vancouver and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at optimumtalent.com as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.