Merchandising & Product Development Manager, Retail
Location: Greater Augusta, GA/SC Area
We are working with a privately owned $50MM/year manufacturer of Home Textiles used in Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare and the textile rental markets. This is a financially strong company located in the Greater Augusta, GA/SC Area that’s been in business for over 180 years and are growing! They have a strong family-like culture here and the company is doing very well. They have a great team in place with tremendous opportunity for growth.
We are looking for a Merchandising and Product Development Manager to oversee all aspects of product development for the Retail Product Line. This will also include responsibilities for the current Walmart direct import program and new product lines for new channels of distribution commensurate with the Growth Plans for Retail. Ideal candidates should have a college degree in textiles or equivalent experience, good computer skills and have retail and merchandising experience in a textile-oriented industry. We are looking for self-starters who are good communicators with excellent interpersonal skills. You should be creative with a good eye for color and design to assist in design direction while working with designers and the sales team to develop products as needed and approve lab dips, strike offs, shade bands, etc. You should also have good analytical skills, be quality conscious, organized, proficient at multi-tasking while adhering to cost and timeline calendars and willing to assist sales staff in in presentations to buyers. This is a great growth opportunity to for someone in their early/mid-career to really get immersed in the business and to make a real difference.
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