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Int'l Merchandising Manager

Job ID 1342637BR Date posted 02/08/2018 Location Mooresville, NC Location Name Import Sourcing Address Hwy. 268 East Employment Type I Regular Employment Type II Full-Time Line of Business Corporate Department 0588 - Home Decor International Merch
International Merchandising Manager

PURPOSE OF ROLE:

The primary function of this role is to deliver the best product at the best price in the global market. This role is also
responsible for collaboratively working to determine priority business partners and understand near and long term growth plans for the business including business partners and countries of production. This role works closely with the merchant team, QA, Brand and Design, Packaging, store implementation and the overseas sourcing teams to create programs , produce programs and deliver programs to the store. This role has influence over all contact groups to align them with the vision and bring product to life in the store. This position also plays a key role in managing and leading the supplier base to be sales and profit solution providers. This role is expected to deliver a world class supplier matrix with best in class product and pricing. This role is critical to Lowe's because it handles the import piece of the business and drive sales and profit as the 4th largest importer in the US.

RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENTS:
  • Partner with Merchants and Sourcing teams to align on priorities and goals for the business
  • Pinpoints innovative products that meet the strategic intent of each merchandising category
  • Drives processes to ensure the category strategies are effectively communicated to sourcing teams all over the globe
  • Oversees the import project execution once products and vendors are selected and are ready for placement in stores
  • Provides strategic input to sourcing strategies and allocation of sourcing resources
  • Locates new strategic suppliers while developing strong relationships with current key suppliers
  • Managers global suppliers and works to secure lower product costs for Lowe's

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's Degree - Business, International Business, or related field
  • 3-5 Years of experience in Merchandising, Contract Negotiation, Supplier Development, Sourcing, or International Business

PREFERED

  • Master's Degree- Business, International Business, or related field
  • 6-8 Years of experience in Merchandising, Contract Negotiation, Supplier Development, Sourcing, or International Business

About Lowe’s

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,370 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.


Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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