Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/6/2020 11:33 AM)
    Job ID
    Retail, Merchandise & Gift Shops
  • Overview

    This role will be primarily focused on implementing the company’s merchandise assortment and experience vision to our Hotels and Casinos.   Basic responsibilities encompass developing a roadmap for Hard Rock Retail vision implementation and execution.  Additionally this role will be an advocate for Hotels and Casinos with Global merchandising.


    • Develop roadmap for Hard Rock retail vision implementation and execute by influencing internal and external customers
    • Develop an understanding of the property merchandising needs based on guest insights (demographics, resort, golf, high season vs low season, kids)
    • Partner directly with Hard Rock merchandising to influence Hotel & Casino specific product development – communicates key product direction, hind-sighting and trends across all regions
    • Communicate assortment vision into collections
    • Seek data from all partners to analyze seasonal and hindsight information. Analyze historic data, trends, product assortment, and competition.
    • Create and present a compelling assortment that will meet financial targets and will support sales objectives
    • Actively participate as the voice of Hotel & Casinos in milestone meetings to ensure critical paths and calendars are met for i.e. New Hotel openings, renovations, special events
    • Identify strategies in-season where needed and provides appropriate and timely direction to global merchandising; liaises directly with global merchandising on all opportunities
    • Influence retail pricing architecture and strategies and works closely with global merchandising to ensure these are effectively delivered
    • Participate in monthly calls with Hotel and Casino partners with focus around in-season assortment implementation and management
    • Travel to territories to determine product opportunities and assess seasonal in-store execution
    • Develop and train direct reports through timely goal setting and review, weekly touch bases and quarterly check-ins and identify and provide additional training as needed
    • Guide, mentor and monitor Hotel & Casino buying team


    This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.



    • Adheres to all Company Policies & Procedures and Safety Regulations
    • Adhere to local, state and federal laws


    • Requires extensive experiences in product management across multiple categories

    Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

    • 7 – 10 years of retail buying / planning experience in specialty retail, preferably fashion or accessories
    • Influencing without authority – Project Management mindset
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred, ideally a fashion related degree such as a BA in Design, Fashion Journalism, Fashion and Marketing or Buying and Merchandising Management
    • High level of business acumen and demonstrated problem solving skills
    • Strong negotiation, timely decision making, organization and analytical skills
    • Ability to collaborate cross functionally and motivate at all levels to drive product
    • Ability to think clearly and strategically in a high energy, fast paced environment
    • Passion for fashion, current trends and how they apply to our friends
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • International flair with cultural depth and understanding
    • Acute sense of brand and customer base
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • 30 % Travel (Domestic & International)

    Additional Details


    Hard Rock International is an equal opportunity employer. We live our motto LOVE ALL – SERVE ALL, and strive to foster an inclusive workplace culture for every team member. Hard Rock welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


    While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the current job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).


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