Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company-owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e- commerce channels.
“Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans”
In this role you will be responsible for driving Speed to Market strategy and process for the Billabong women’s business, identifying and executing against strategic opportunities and SMU’s across wholesale, retail, and e-commerce.
Own IGP, line architecture, channel and segmentation strategies for special make up programs and products.
Identify and execute speed to market / supplemental product opportunities, maintaining open communication and visibility w/ the inline product teams.
Work with the retail and e-commerce teams / key accounts and sales management to analyze key market trends and identify product segmentation or SMU opportunities to drive incremental revenue and penetration for the brand.
Have an in-depth knowledge of market, trends, innovation, competition, and product
Ensure product lines / programs are brought to market in a timely and profitable manner
Acts as liaison between retail, e-commerce, key accounts, sales, design and production
Ensure that all Line Plana, PLM, catalogs, and ERP’s / BI’s are all correct and up to date.
Manage time and action calendar to meet all deadlines.
Bachelors Degree, Business administration or Retail Merchandising preferred
5+ years experience in sales, buying / planning, or product development.
Good working knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
Retail math and familiarity w/ PLM
Ability to identify key marketplace trends and opportunities that are consistent with brand values and design aesthetic
Knowledge of product development process / calendar / timelines
Thorough understanding of retail math, margin, and key analytics
Be able to proactively develop relationships with key accounts / vendors
Must be able to multi task and work in fast paced environment
Must be proactive with a solution / result oriented attitude
Must have excellent verbal and written communication and follow through skills
Must be highly organized and detailed oriented