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Director Merchandising -TSC

 

Are you ready to take your career to new heights and be a part of a dynamic team at Rogers Sports & Media? We believe in creativity, innovation, and collaboration in everything we do, and we are looking for people who share this mindset to join us. With a monthly reach of 30 million Canadians, you can help shape the future of sports, news, e-commerce, and entertainment. At Rogers, we value diversity and inclusivity and believe that every voice matters. Join us today and be a part of a team that is redefining the future of media.

 

TSC is looking for a talented Director, Merchandising to lead the Merchandising function across all key product categories, including Fashions, Jewelry Home, Health & Beauty, and Electronics. In this role, you will play a critical role in continuously enhancing our brand and product portfolio, while working cross-functionally to drive and optimize financial results. We are seeking someone with a genuine passion for the retail industry, who has the innate ability to make the right product bets, and to lead a team towards success.  

 

In this role, you will be the subject matter expert on “what we sell” and also “how and where we sell it.” You understand that you cannot answer these questions alone, as such you will lean on input from your peers – on customer insights, channel performance, financial considerations, technology, and platform capabilities – to adapt and inform your recommendations. You will be responsible for identifying business opportunities, evaluating various partnerships and external considerations, helping to scale our digital marketplace and driving a holistic vision of our merchandise and revenue strategy. This is a unique opportunity to be at the centre of TSC’s business, and a part of the TSC Leadership Team.

 

What you will do....

  • Develop and execute merchandise strategies to support all selling channels, with consideration for market trends and financial targets.
  • Drive the delivery of topline product sales and product margins (KPI’s)
  • Monitor performance and drive course correction as necessary, while chasing opportunities
  • Regularly measure, assess, and share results of category performance and implementation of changes in item mix, style, assortment, or vendors to meet business goals.
  • Grow product portfolio and sales, by identifying opportunities with existing partnerships, while establishing new merchandise partnerships (including negotiating and aligning on commercial terms)
  • Establish a pipeline of key best-in-class relationships and potential future partners / vendors.
  • Maintain day-to-day relationships with partners and facilitate broader strategic discussion with TSC Leadership as appropriate.
  • Hold direct responsibility for the development of all Today’s Show Stoppers
  • Work collaboratively with the Broadcast team to optimize the live show approach, efficiency, and effectiveness at all times.
  • Work collaboratively with peers in Marketing, Brand and Digital to align on consumer and market trends to collectively decide which products to pursue and ensure their success in the market.
  • Provide leadership to the Merchandising team; support & empower Direct Reports; ensure the overall group is adept at “planning the work and working the plan” with ease and competence.
  • Support TSC long term vision and strategy by working in partnership with Rogers Sports & Media’s Business Development, Advertising, and Content teams to develop or support new initiatives to “test and learn” revenue growth fundamentals.
  • Support TSC VP and GM to enable effective communication of strategies and plans to various stakeholders (internal and external including senior leadership, Executives, and other areas of the organization(s))


What you will bring...

  • 8-10+ years of senior Merchandising experience, with strong industry knowledge and a robust retail network
  • Ability to work in a fluid manner within a fast-paced, complex and unique business model
  • Passion and interest in current retail transformations and evolution of customer experiences associated with shopping.
  • Demonstrated history of executing and delivering successful results within Merchandising, including winning on product bets
  • Strong team leadership AND followership skills; ability to inspire and be inspired by others.
  • Proven success in change leadership
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills with both internal and external partners
  • Equal ability to think and do; proactive.
  • Ability to navigate large organization; optimize for speed.

 

Here’s what you can expect in return: 

  • A competitive salary and benefits that include access to our Employee Share Accumulation Program, Retirement Benefits and a variety of other perks including 50% off Rogers services and Blue Jays tickets 
  • A manager who deeply cares about your development and long-term career at Rogers 
  • A team that trusts and wants to win together 
  • Smart and accomplished colleagues who are focused on both the “what” and the “how”  
  • Your choice of hardware and software (iPhone or Android/Mac or PC etc.)


Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 59 Ambassador Dr (096), Mississauga, ON
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Retail (Store Management / Corporate) & Merchandising
Requisition ID: 291935

 

At Rogers, we believe the key to a strong business, is a diverse workforce where equity and inclusion are core to making everyone feel like they belong. We do this by embracing our diversity, celebrating our different perspectives, and working towards creating environments that empower our people to bring their whole selves to work. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential by removing any barriers for equal participation. We work with our candidates who are experiencing a disability throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Recruitment Process FAQ.  

 

Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check as part of the hiring process.
 
Posting Notes:  Rogers Sports & Media

 

 

 

Location: 

Mississauga, ON, CA

Being a Rogers team member comes with some great perks & benefits including:

· Health & well-being benefits
· Donation matching
· Paid time off for volunteering
· Wealth Accumulation including: Pension plan & Employee stock options
· Generous employee discounts
· Leadership development, Mentorship, and Coaching programs

*available for full-time and part-time permanent employees, some restrictions apply

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