Position International Merchandiser-China
Roots is more than just an/the iconic Canadian retailer, we are a group of passionate employees who act with integrity, trust each other and do what is right. We work in a space where people can grow and develop, with a team of people who own results and are dedicated to seeing Roots win. We seek to build longstanding relationships with partners who share our commitment to maintaining high ethical standards of operation.
We are currently seeking an International Merchandiser – China who can be nice, will seek inspiration from our roots, can commit to achieving results the right way and loves to think big to join us on our journey.
The International Merchandiser – China is a member of our Buying and Merchandising team, reporting directly to the Sr. Director for Buying and Merchandising.
The International Merchandiser - China for Roots will be responsible for and evaluated on the following:
Collaborate with China PR agency to align brand and commercial focus to PR activities.
Work with the Sr. Manager, International Business Development - China on appropriate pricing in relationship to Canadian MSRP and product cost.
Effectively present seasonal hindsight and strategy for China product merchandising.
Conduct ongoing and regular market trend and competitive landscape research including consumer trend forecasting and digital product testing tools to impact Roots’ assortment and pricing matrix.
Partner with Merchandise Directors and Buyers across all departments to cover needs for China market at line planning.
Create SMU strategy for China that drives business and aligns with global 5-year plan.
Top candidates for the International Merchandiser - China role will have the following:
Experience in China apparel market required, experience in Canada apparel market is an asset
Leather and accessories experience an asset
NA brand experience required; premium/luxury brand experience is an asset
Must be fluent in both English and Mandarin
If located outside of Canada, will be required to travel to Canada frequently
Experience with Tmall and Zalora an asset
Experience with Acrobat Pro, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign an asset
Founded in 1973, Roots Canada is a publicly held Canadian lifestyle brand that sells apparel, leather bags, small leather goods, footwear and active athletic wear with over 100 retail stores in North America and Asia.