Job Overview: The Director, Vendor Direct will drive Macy's efforts to significantly expand the online assortment through vendor direct partnerships. The Director, Vendor Direct works collaboratively with key Macy's partners to leverage all ecommerce levers including merchandising, customer experience, marketing and technology to scale the Vendor Direct program and drive significant revenue and profit growth across multiple categories and families of business (FOBs.) Performs other duties as assigned. Essential Functions: • Identifies potential vendors and works cross functionally with key Merchant partners to outline vendor director assortment strategies, including the definition and prioritization of assortment opportunities. • Provides leadership and guidance for all aspects of vendor onboarding, item setup and data governance to create a best in class customer experience. • Creates vendor direct joint business plans, sets financial goals, monitors vendor performance and drives vendor accountability. • Leads and develops a team focused on launching an expanded vendor assortment online. Establishes and socializes processes and best practices. • Defines and elevates technology needs to define future enhancements and improve item setup work flow/site experience.• Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality. Qualifications: Education/Experience: • Bachelor's Degree required. • 7 years of business experience in e-commerce/multi-channel retail environment. • Retail buying, planning and/or forecasting or related experience preferred. • Prior experience with Vendor Direct business models preferred. • Experience in data mining and predictive analysis. Communication Skills: • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (oral, written and listening) and ability to communicate with all leadership levels. Reasoning Ability: • Excellent project management skills and strong multitasking ability. Other Skills: • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop and coach teams. • Proven ability to build strong cross functional relationships and influence strategic direction across teams. • Knowledge of merchandise procurement business and technical processes. • Proven business process and system design skills. • Ability to work in a highly matrixed organization. • Highly analytical, fact based decision maker, with strong problem solving skills. Work Hours: • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs. Company Profile: As the fastest growing part of Macy's Inc. business, macys.com is achieving record sales and broadening our workforce. With offices in New York and San Francisco, macys.com is the best of all worlds. The entrepreneurial thinking of a Web business complements the stability and support of a national brand. Creativity and ingenuity partner with business acumen and tech savvy to build a unique business poised for continued growth. Employees at macys.com have long term opportunities and are encouraged to utilize their Supervisors and Human Resources for cross-functional movement to further their careers. At macys.com we are committed to giving back to the community by partnering with local charitable organizations. By skillfully combining the power of the Internet with the best in retailing, macys.com is reaching new heights. This job overview is not all inclusive. In addition, Macy's, Inc. reserves the right to amend this job overview at any time. Macy's is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Macy's, Inc. - including Macy's and Bloomingdale's - will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal convictions in a manner consistent with SFPC Art. 49 and LA MC ch.XVIII Art. 9 . ,
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Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2012 sales of $27.7 billion. The company operates the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s brands with about 840 department stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, and the macys.com and bloomingdales.com websites. The company also operates 13 Bloomingdale’s Outlet stores.