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Merchant I, II or III

Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

Number of Openings: 2 

  

 

 

HALLMARK - WHEN YOU CARE ENOUGH YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

 

Come join us. You’ll add value to one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and be part of our company with a life-affirming purpose to inspire meaningful connections. Our products, content and experiences aim to enrich all lives by making a genuine difference in every life, every day, and our business is focused on bringing the value and relevance of Diversity and Inclusion to every brand, product and person we touch.  Our overarching enterprise D&I Framework and plans demonstrate our belief and value in having a diverse and inclusive workforceHallmark’s D&I efforts will continue to represent ongoing progress and reinforce our commitment, as will our intentional focus on bringing more diverse talent into our business and onto our teams. Hallmark has been recognized as one of Forbes and Statista 2020 Best employers for Diversity, Women and New Graduates.

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

A Merchant to join our Gift Presentation team.

 

WHO WE ARE:

In the Hallmark Gift Presentation business, which is a core business for Hallmark Cards, we create products that allow our consumers to present the gift proudly, helping the gift stand out at the party, and in their own style. We develop products inspired by trends and fashion, understanding consumer needs, and offering a breath of selection to meet all of their needs no matter what the occasion. Our full line offering is trend forward, meets all gift giving needs, and is displayed to encourage our consumer to mix and match, creating a unique package that shows their own personal style while also showing the recipient how much they care.  Our Merchant team creates and delivers strategies that exceed our consumers’ expectations. The team is comprised of experts who deliver strategic work that directly influences the company’s bottom line. We’re looking for talented professionals who want to help create product lines that will activate consumers and make them fall in love with the Hallmark brand.

 

WHAT THIS ROLE IS ALL ABOUT:

The Merchant is responsible for owning the end-to-end management and execution of assigned business categories to ensure delivery of sales, profit, and retail performance goals.  This is accomplished through leading a cross-functional team through the product planning cycle including program/product analysis, development of program plans and related model lines, influencing assortment planning and leading ranking discussions with business partners to inform demand and inventory planning. This work is in support of ongoing program initiatives and commercialization strategies.

 

In this role you are expected to operate as an owner of your assigned business. In doing so, you must be passionate about the consumer and intellectually curious about your business, demonstrate the ability to analyze your business, understand key drivers of the business and provide recommended insights and actions that deliver results as well as develop a deep understanding of the end-to-end process in order to project manage a cross-functional team to deliver upon key milestones. Critical to success is the ability to establish credibility while relying on expertise of others and developing collaborative relationships with cross-functional partners.

 

This Merchant role will focus on the development of program plans and model lines in support of our core business. In addition to product management skills, you will need to have passion for the business, be consumer driven, work exceptionally well cross-functionally both at the customer team and segment level, have a merchant mindset which includes understanding of retail metrics and financials, a point of view on creative and product aesthetics, and an ability to deliver products that drive sales results. 

  

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. 

 

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

The following is required to be considered for this role:

  • Bachelor's Degree or 2 years of professional work experience in product development and/or marketing
  • Team leadership experience on a direct or indirect basis
  • Professional experience working with Excel and PowerPoint

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Your resume will stand out if you have:

  • Product development experience, strong analytical skills, and mass channel experience
  • Experience in consumer/marketing analytics, product management, program plan development, inventory management, retail analytics, product economics, and/or business strategy
  • Successful team leadership experience on a direct or indirect basis
  • Proven abilities to communicate messages to diverse audiences, including but not limited to working globally

 

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.

 

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS:
At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.

 


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