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HATCH - Chief Merchant

SVP/Chief Merchant

The lead merchant will act as a key business partner to the CPO and the leadership team to establish, manage and execute the overall assortment strategy for the brand(s), with a strong focus on identifying opportunities for scale and maximizing profitability for the business.
15+ years experience in a retail merchandising, buying or planning role with relevant experience in a growth-oriented apparel enterprise with a proven record of success. Mass market experience is a plus.
Expert track record of architecting and implementing an assortment strategy with multiple product lines at different price levels, size and distribution points within a larger brand.
Experience in developing strategic analytical insights, building a partnership with design, with strong cross functional management skills to ensure the product sold will maximize profit while maintaining brand identity.
Strong financial acumen and retail math skills
High taste level with proven talent to envision and interpret fashion trends.
Strong communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
Production and Product development experience a plus.

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