Merchandise Manager

Deschutes Brewery

Bend, OR, USA

Full time

Aug 20

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At Deschutes Brewery, we unapologetically make award-winning, damn tasty beer. We are determined to innovate, challenge the status quo, and be thought leaders at every turn. Our company culture bonds us together and creates conditions for success. It is lived daily as a behavioral expression of our collective set of core values: Love It or Dump It, One Team One Dream, Blow Our Customers' Minds, Time for Better Is Now, Celebrate, Crafted for Community and Own It! If you are on our team, it means you are part of creating something extraordinary. You're part of Deschutes.

The Merchandise Manager is responsible for the supply and management of merchandise products for sale in Deschutes Brewery and Boneyard Beer pubs, tasting rooms, and ecommerce sites, as well as promotional products leveraged at retail stores and various events. Regular responsibilities include selecting and organizing item assortments, managing supply and cost of items, owning vendor relationships, overseeing merchandise profitability at our brick & mortar locations, and coordinating across relevant departments to support team needs. The Merchandise Manager is an integral part of amplifying the Deschutes and Boneyard brands while driving revenue and profitability.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Own sourcing and vendor relationships for all merchandise and promotional / point-of-sale products
  • Assist in developing pricing strategies and negotiate competitive pricing with vendors
  • Manage inventory and day-to-day purchasing of all merchandise and promotional items and materials
  • Develop and manage go-to-market and line planning processes for new items and seasonal merchandise launches
  • Oversee management of ecommerce sites and presentation of merchandise products online in collaboration with key vendors
  • Maintain strong internal relationships with Sales, Marketing, and Brick & Mortar teams to understand merchandise requirements and ensure needs are met
  • Lead merchandise and promotional product initiatives, propose new initiatives to innovate and continuously improve our product offering
  • Track industry trends, monitor competitive landscape, and support graphic design team along with vendor partners in developing attractive, on-trend merchandise products
  • Develop and maintain assortment of merchandise and promotional products in collaboration with Sales, Marketing, and Brick & Mortar teams
  • New item setup, SKU creation, and maintenance in ERP system and vendor managed systems
  • Monitor quality of merchandise and provide appropriate and timely feedback to vendors as issues surface
  • Collaborate with Finance team to meet company goals for inventory levels, profitability, and top-line revenue
  • All other duties as assigned

Special Position Requirements:

  • Skilled using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills leveraging ERP system, Excel, and other tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating effective listening through concise, clear verbal and written communication
  • Ability to problem solve, multi-task and handle various degrees of planning and forecasting
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in related field required
  • 1-2 years of directly related prior experience required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4 Year Degree
  • 3-5 years of merchandise or retail purchasing experience

Benefits!

  • 401k Match of 4% vested immediately!
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan Participation
  • Affordable medical, dental and vision
  • Pro deals with local companies.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact HR@deschutesbrewery.com to discuss your application.

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