At Public Lands, we exist to celebrate and protect public lands for all. We believe these national treasures are meant to be explored, protected and celebrated so they may live on for generations. With this in mind, we seek to empower the passionate, to guide the curious and to celebrate the courageous on their journey to thrive outside. Our mission grounds us in the communities we serve and drives our commitment to inspire and enable a diverse community of people to experience the profound power of the outdoors, either in their backyards or in our nation’s public lands. We are also committed to our unmatched set of standards for environmental practices.
At the core of our brand is a dedication to provide products and experiences to any explorer in an effort to grow the number of people who love and seek to protect our public lands. We are driven to meet each explorer where they are in their journey, and to do it with an unapologetic commitment to style, quality and service. Our retail locations are designed to inspire and fuel a need to get outside. Our team lives and breathes for their next adventure, no matter how big or small. We are outdoor humans – connected by a common passion, shared experiences and style that is all our own.
The ideal candidate for this role is passionate about the outdoors, consumer behavior, has a taste level that can identify trends in their specific product line/category and acts with purpose first. Communication and cross-functional collaboration are critical skills needed for success in this role. This candidate will need to balance strategic thinking with the ability to effectively execute.
Develop Category Vision & Assortment Curation
Formulate a seasonal strategy for business category based on hindsight recaps, trend research and industry data findings to deliver year over year performance growth.
Collaborate with business partners in Planning, Allocation & Finance to build pre-season financial plans that support category strategy and assortment needs while delivering profitability.
Develop a compelling product assortment that meets the consumer’s needs, the brand vision, and financial guidelines for category.
Lead negotiation with existing and new vendors. This includes securing the terms of vendor contracts, pricing and setting expectations for the partnership. Manage the relationship throughout the season.
Act as a subject matter expert for market trends for span of control, including shifts in consumer behavior, style elements (fabric, print, pattern, color, technology), cultural/lifestyle awareness and the competitive landscape.
Engage in the larger retail sector, leaning in heavily to the outdoor market Seek inspiration from aspirational brands, then turn insights into actionable product translations that are right for areas of responsibility. Speak to macrolevel trends, by translating opportunity into actionable assortment, pricing and experience decisions.
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Merchandising, or another related business field or relevant working experience in Retail Management, Product Development or Consumer Products
7-10 Years total experience with 5+ years in retail buying. Previous experience managing and leading teams is required.
Authentic passion for the outdoors and getting others outside. Knowledge of issues pertaining to the environment and public lands, or willingness to learn
Ability to deliver high-impact product presentat
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