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Footwear Merchant Manager

4040 Civic Center Drive, Suite 430, San Rafael, California, 94903
San Rafael, California

We seek someone who’s confident and dedicated with an eye for detail and desire to grow a career in product development to join our Vionic team in San Rafael, CA.

We are Caleres, a global footwear company with brands that fit people’s lives. We are ferocious about fit and living our mission of inspiring people to feel great…feet first!

We seek people who:

  • Manages and develops a category product line. Review progress continually through product life cycle to ensure attainment of objectives
  • Develops overall product strategy, research and development requirements and analysis of market research; use analyzation tools to measure business progress and goals
  • Works hand in hand with PLM counterparts to ensure storytelling and consistency throughout the entire product line with a strong attention to details.
  • Collaborates constantly and consistently with Design, Development and Planning counterparts fostering clear, open communication and transparency
  • Introduces newness and freshness within their range focusing on commercial product that is built to keep our raving fans happy as well as the opportunity to bring new fans to the brand
  • Strong focus on maintaining cost targets, SKU targets, margins, and sampling responsibly
  • Oversees the creation and maintenance of the line sheets

We seek people with these qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 3-4 years of relevant experience in design translation, product and material knowledge and costing
  • Strong understanding of footwear construction, materials, and the product creation life cycle. Preferred experience with sustainability standards and eco-friendly materials
  • Seasoned project manager - ability to manage complex product launches
  • Preferred experience in FlexPLM, SAP, and NuOrder
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)

But most of all, we seek people who share our values and our ferocity for fit.

People passionate about their work. People who hold themselves and others accountable. People who think a multi-billion company should be as creative as a start-up. People driven by an insatiable curiosity. People who care about being the best, among the best.

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by Caleres, Inc. Of course, we do make exceptions for qualified approved medical or religious reasons. 



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