DIRECTOR OF RETAIL

Rumble

Responsibilities:
Buying & Product Development
– Accountable for the design, buying, planning, and production of all Rumble retail, ensuring that the right, on-brand products are at the right stores in the right quantities to maximize profits and represent the Rumble brand at all times
– Own and manage the entire retail process – including:
– Develop seasonal inspiration boards of monthly color palette and logos to drive seasonal buys
– Develop & own monthly Open-to-Buy plans
– Source co-branded and private label pieces that are on-brand for Rumble and create a visually attractive retail wall in-studio, including +10% of pieces that make the floor pop
– Institute an internal approval process for seasonal buys
– Design and manage the production of logo placement on pieces, including sourcing new logo designs from freelancers as needed
– Coordinate marketing for new pieces, including the content (photoshoot, selling points) to be used in digital marketing related to the retail collection
– Manage studio allocation process and delivery process for all studios
– Generate and review insights from sales based on feedback from studios and sales analytics
– Manage in-studio levers to drive sales (e.g. sales training & merchandising)
– Leverage existing relationships and foster new ones with vendors – for women’s, men’s and accessories – at all levels of the retail supply chain
– Create and present monthly reports to present insights to Management Team to assess performance of retail business
– Consistently review and analyze the retail offerings of both fitness and lifestyle brands to ensure that Rumble’s offering remains competitive

Retail Studio Operations
– Manage the Retail Leads in each studio to ensure accountability at the studio level
– Oversee the logistics of product roll out, as well as merchandising within each studio
– Ensure managers receive all product information required to maximize sales when new product is received in studio
– Maintain consistent and clear communication with all studios, gather feedback from studio management on product style, fit, quantities, sizing and merchandising
– Own the process of ordering & maintaining all equipment related to retail in the studios, including hangers, retail bags & Clean team uniforms

Administrative & Operations
– Responsible for maximizing revenue, gross margin and turning inventory
– Maintain a thorough understanding of the retail P&L as a whole and on a per-studio basis
– Work with Finance team to approve all invoices, ensuring accuracy and timely payment
– Manage the relationship with Rumble’s warehouse, ensure that processes are in place for scale as needed
– Manage quarterly inventory counts, ensuring that excess inventory is kept at a minimum and properly accounted for with the Finance team
– Become an expert in all retail systems, including but not limited to Shopify and TradeGecko, and consistently evaluating the need for new systems as needed

Required Skills:
– Passion and demonstrated knowledge of high-quality athleisure and fitness/lifestyle brands
– 5+ years experience as a Buyer with demonstrated ability to own a P&L
– Experience in garment construction to grow private label offerings and collaborations
– Ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced, collaborative working environment with continuous feedback mechanisms
– Understanding of retail math and key financial metrics to drive a profitable business
– Candidates must have a minimum of 5-7 years of executing Retail Strategies.

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