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Junior Product Manager - Just Jeans

Country : Australia Australia

Region : Victoria

Town : Melbourne

Category : Marketing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

ABOUT JUST JEANS
Just Jeans began in 1970 in Chapel Street Melbourne and has been selling denim for over 50 years. During this time, the brand has grown to 240+ stores across Australia & New Zealand and prides itself on providing denim to all Australians.
Just Jeans is part of The Just Group, one of Australia's most successful retail businesses. The Group consists of the following brands; Dotti, Jacqui E, Jay Jays, Just Jeans, Peter Alexander, Portmans & Smiggle.

Job description

ABOUT THE ROLE

Join our Just Jeans Buying team as a Junior Product Manager in our high performing Womenswear dresses department.

This role designed to support the Product Manager across all aspects of the buyership and will be responsible for understanding the Brand target market and assisting with the design and selection of commercial product consistent with seasonal trends and brand direction.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with the buying team senior managers to build and execute seasonal ranges from the ground up
  • Manage the garment development process, including appropriate selection of fabric, trims, block colours and prints
  • Develop buying plans which engage our customer
  • Benchmark our competitors in order to continually inspect and optimise our product range
  • Research trends, product innovation & competitors.
  • Negotiate with the supply base to deliver value for money, quality products that achieve product margin targets
  • Liaise with our direct suppliers across a number of countries
  • Manage the critical path and production plan
  • Achieve budgeted sales and margin through continuous review of performance, market opportunities and product trends
  • Constantly review performance and future range inspirations to proactively drive the brand's competitive edge

Profile

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
  • Proven buying and product development experience - preferably in the dresses category

  • Demonstrated experience in managing production and the critical path

  • Experience of dealing with direct vendors across multiple geographies

  • Commercial acumen and negotiation skills

  • Confident in understanding budgets and margin calculations

  • Adaptable approach with the ability to multi task in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to develop strong stakeholder relationships

  • Illustrator proficiency

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