Dia&Co / Dia & Co (51-200 Employees, 1% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

1% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 1% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $90M Venture Funding

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About Dia

Dia & Co is the leading multi-branded retailer for plus size fashion. We’re expanding our talented team and are looking for passionate, smart and exceptional go-getters to join us. Our business meets a profound need and we’re on a mission to create the ultimate fashion destination with the largest selection of brands and styles for women sizes 10-32.

 

About The Role

As the Director of Merchandising of the 11 Honoré Collection, you will have the unique opportunity of scaling and expanding our private label business in conjunction with Dia & Co’s vision and strategic objectives. You will work closely with our design team and manufacturing partners to bring to life some of the most compelling product in the industry. You will manage our wholesale business, working closely with planning and business development teams to ensure the collection expands into new doors and reaches new audiences. You are a data driven merchandiser with great taste and a love for great fashion. Above all, you are obsessed with creating a beautiful assortment for our customers.

 

What you’ll do

11 Honoré Collection: Private Label Design & Product Development

  • Expand 11 Honoré’s private label in conjunction with Dia & Co’s vision, roadmap and goals
  • In partnership with the Design team, develop a clear point of view and compelling assortment
  • Manage the product development calendar, working with your team in building and managing milestones and trigger dates
  • Own the product life cycle, managing costs, margin, pricing and markdowns across DTC and wholesale channels

Analysis and Reporting

  • Own all metrics around the private label and wholesale business
  • Report out on sales, returns and overall brand performance while identifying opportunities for improvement

Sourcing & Manufacturing

  • Drive high-level conversations with current manufacturing partner; manage closely the relationship, hold regular planning & hindsight meetings, identify and quantify any chargebacks, communicate and manage any quality issues, etc.
  • Source new partners as applicable, maintain relationships in the industry

Wholesale Management

  • In conjunction with business development, work with wholesale buyers to secure orders, communicate line updates and delivery status, negotiate style and shipping costs
  • In conjunction with Operations team, ensure that communication is clear and smooth between the factory, distribution center and wholesaler such that we always fulfill per expectations
  • Closely monitor chargebacks, intimately understand requirements and proactively minimize any issues

Collaborate closely with the rest of the team; Empower and support the team, ensure they have all the information and resources needed to execute, and that you foster a culture of collaboration, positivity, hard work and proactivity.

 

Who You Are

  • Have 7-10+ years of experience in a merchandising role, with direct involvement in product development and/or wholesale
  • Are customer-centric with a passion for serving the plus size market
  • Have an eye for style and passion for fashion
  • Are a self-starter with the ability to take initiative, ownership and accountability
  • Are exceptionally analytical and data-driven in your approach
  • Are an inspirational leader and strong team builder
  • Have a track record of successful negotiation and vendor management

 

Who We Are

  • are a Sequoia Capital-backed startup co-founded by two women
  • strive daily to transform the fashion industry, from working with existing top brands to developing our own collections from the ground up
  • have styled countless amazing women across the country—they are at the core of all that we do
  • foster a culture of autonomy and accountability—your contributions make a big difference
  • celebrate each other’s individuality and unique skill sets

 

Benefits & Perks

  • competitive salaries, generous vacation policy and health care coverage
  • a leadership team that embraces creativity and initiative

 

As an equal opportunity employer, Dia & Co does not discriminate against any applicant or any employee regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Military status. We thrive on the diversity that is inherent in the richness of the plus size community we serve. We endeavor to guide our customers through a life well-lived. With this culture comes an inclusive work environment that mirrors that diversity. At Dia, we show off our quirks, embrace talent with different life experiences and educational backgrounds, and never settle for anything less than excellence.

Tagged as: 51-200 Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs, Venture Funded

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