Merchant, North America

Requisition ID:  289
Job Location(s): 

Westwood, MA, US, 02090


The Merchandiser role is responsible for contributing to the success of Hey Dude’s assortments through developing and implementing product strategies. This role works in partnership with the Merchandising team to build the overall product vision and strategy for global business. Responsibilities include developing the market strategies, providing feedback to influence our assortment based on your product analysis and data driven findings.  You will be a leader in utilizing, crafting new tools for analysis.  The Merchant will work to handle the assortment framework of the product lines; delivering style/sku optimized product lines based on relevant data, insights and communication with cross functional teams that delivers on overall category goals.

What You'll Do

  • Drive pre-season guidance to merchandising and design team on quarterly category strategy.  Work with design to clearly define business needs to develop and expand newness and find opportunities, whitespace, areas of needed expansion.
  • Create a monthly brief cadence to provide internal teams with competitive analysis, pricing, material, marketplace trends.  Analyze this data on a weekly basis to keep a running understanding of current trend landscape. 
  • Manage and prepare high level decks offered to design teams for line reviews. 
  • Integrate/Utilize new business optimization tools to track, analyze, enrich and act on sales driven data and findings.
  • Develop sales driving actions including product placement, region and channel specific assortment and product ranges.
  • Own strong working communication between Sales/Marketing/Channel teams.
  • Maintain working documents, detailed product roadmaps, and suggest implementation of new tools/systems to offer data in most concise insightful approaches. 
  • Supervise sales driven data from retailer facing reports, digest and produce summarized reports to offer clear and clean review within merch and cross functional teams. 

What You'll Bring to the Table

  • BS or BA in business, marketing or related field – or equivalent years of relevant and related experience
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in product development, merchandising.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, process creation.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, works well within ambiguity and navigating across multiple departments, solutions focused. 
  • Highly motivated, with ability to prioritize and mange time effectively in faced- pace ever moving environment.  Strong sense of urgency.
  • Flexible team player interested in working in dynamic environment where cross-functionality is key.
  • Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions.
  • Copes effectively with complexity and change.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop category/brand strategies.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, presentation skills 

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability, or any other classification protected by law.


Title: Merchant, North America 

Salary or Pay Range: $68,000 - $83,000  

Workplace Persona: Collaborator  

Pay offered will vary based on job-related factors such as location, experience, training, skills, and abilities.


This position is eligible to participate in a company incentive program. 


This position is eligible for company benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and AD&D, short and long-term disability coverage, paid time off, employee assistance, participation in a 401k program that includes company match, and many other additional voluntary benefits. 


Job Category: Corporate  

Nearest Major Market: Boston