Job Title
New Store Opening Manager

Job Type
Full Time

Job Description
Bluemercury has ambitious plans to open new stores both free-standing and within Macy’s retail stores. We need a retail operations professional to bring his/her prior relevant experiences to help guide and grow this capability. The New Store Opening Manager will report to the Vice President Supply Chain and will be responsible for properly stocking new locations with opening merchandise and collateral. This comprehensive responsibility spans activities such as logistics, planning and merchandising and will require substantial coordination and communication with a number of cooperating groups. Managing this activity for several stores concurrently will require a exceptional organization and discipline. An ideal candidate is a seasoned professional that has been part of the store opening process with another retailer.

Job Requirements
•Bachelor's degree
•5-7 years of retail project management experience
•Prior retail store opening experience a big plus
• Experience with project management software
• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills; VBA a big plus
• Ability to travel 5-10% of the time<

Job Duties
Store Opening Activities to Perform and Manage
•Participate in the scheduling and planning of new store openings, maintaining and adjusting the schedule of activities as necessary for up to twenty concurrent store openings.
• Work with our vendors to keep them informed of the store opening schedule, procure merchandise and collateral, schedule training and coordinate in-store merchandising.
• Manage the opening stock and collateral from the creation of the order, delivery into a consolidating warehouse and bulk shipment out again to the store location.
• Ensure highest possible in-stock percentage at opening by monitoring shipments, placing back orders and arranging transfers of key items if necessary.
• Work with our warehouse to keep it informed of store opening schedule, resolving receiving issues and arranging for consolidated shipments to the new store locations.
• Support (from the corporate office) the store opening team during merchandising week by investigating and resolving any merchandise or collateral-related issues.

Additional Expectations
•Be a world class communicator.
• Maintain relationships and flow of information between many interested parties
• Innovate existing processes to improve productivity and quality calling heavily upon prior experiences
• Manage one experienced direct report Essential

Personal Qualities
• Resilient – can adapt to changing schedules, last-minute scope changes, urgent requests
• Personable – will easily form relationships with all individuals involved in the opening process – vendors, corporate staff and field staff of all levels of hierarchy Persistent – will continue to work a problem until solved regardless of the challenge involved
• Innovative – proposes, designs and implements improvements to the store opening process
• Ownership – takes responsibility and owns the outcome of assigned projects
• Proactive – always looking ahead to identify and address problems before they happen.

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