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Visual Merchant

The Visual Merchant will be responsible for creating compelling in store merchandise presentations and communications for Nixon retail that directly support sales strategies that drive sell thru. This person will be an integral part of the Nixon retail team, helping to create an insane retail presence for the brand through outstanding visual merchandising, the design and creation of fixture packages and branding and marketing assets to create and define the Nixon retail experience globally.

The Visual Merchant will be looked to for leadership and management of the visual communication process through cross functional partners such as Marketing, Logistics, Creative Services, and Product, Sales and Merchandising teams. In addition, this person will also work with our international offices to develop regional custom communications.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Ability to have a global point of view on fixture and customization implementation
  • Management of design and fixture development for project that ensure brand standards are met
  • Ability to propose resolutions to project specific issues that arise through an ability to think innovatively
  • Demonstrative ability to generate architectural design concepts, space planning, fixture and special element design while coordinating with a broad vendor of vendors and business partners
  • Monitor, adjust and deliver upon a timeline and project timeline while ensuring that scope changes are included in cost projections in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage fixture design rollout and implementation schedule
  • Participate in special projects as needed such as new store openings, pop up stores, store walk throughs, field training, brand special events and other one-off projects as needed
  • Effectively communicate with sales rep team, in addition to retail store leadership, to optimize their visual presentations.
  • Ability to develop a tactical and financial plan that supports a sales, product & marketing go to market strategy.
  • Ability to consistently perform against project management, vendor management, budget and timeline targets
Requirements:
  • 5 years in a visual, store merchandising, or space planning role
  • Strong analytical, planning, forecasting, and financial skills
  • Proven budget management skill set managing, annual, seasonal and monthly projects
  • Thought leader and collaborator with a demonstrated ability to influence sr. management and peers
  • Best in class Project Management skills
  • Specific experience with visual design software(Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD etc)
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of organization.
  • University degree preferred
  • Knowledge of the board sport lifestyle, personal electronics or fashion industry

Contact:
exechire[at]nixon.com

Global Marketing Director

Reports to the EVP Marketing, the Global Marketing Director will be responsible for management, development and implementation of the marketing strategy for Nixon. Marketing at Nixon consists of direct, in-store, digital, team, event, online, retail, advertising and pr implementation. A successful Global Marketing Director will not only be in tune with the Brand values and messages, but also able to provide organization and process to a motivated team of professionals of different disciplines across a wide variety of forms as well as execute him or herself.

The Global Marketing Director will be expected to contribute to the constant generation and review of Nixon’s overall growth strategy.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement strategic plans that meet and exceed company expectation.
  • Create, manage, coordinate and execute all marketing strategies.
  • Lead marketing planning discussions with key partners.
  • Consistently refine tactics to improve ROI and marketing effectiveness through solid strategic and tactical management.
  • Create, maintain, and evolve a departmental calendar that matches the market’s needs, across channels, with the activities and output of the department.
  • Collaborate with the Design, Product and Sales Directors to maintain consistent timelines with the brand goals.
  • Develop benchmark criteria to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of marketing programs.
  • Achieve and elevate targeted results and ensure timely and effective execution of marketing tactics and programs nationally.
  • Develop yearly overhead budgets and manage staff, external resources, and other expenditures to comply with approved budgets.
  • Provide clear department direction, giving timely and helpful coaching to improve creative output in a team effort while producing work efficiently and on schedule.
Requirements:
  • 15+ years of related experience, minimum 5 years in a senior level marketing position.
  • Thought leader and collaborator with a demonstrated ability to influence sr. management and peers.
  • 5-7 years of a proven ability to recruit, retain and develop a marketing team.
  • University degree, MBA preferred.
  • Strong analytical, planning, forecasting, and budgeting financial skills.
  • Proven people management skills; ability to motivate, delegate, direct, and coordinate work done by others
  • Experienced Project Management skills
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of organization.
  • Knowledge of the board sport lifestyle, personal electronics or fashion industry.

Contact:
exechire[at]nixon.com

Sales

Global Retail Director

The Director of Global Retail will drive the strategy and execution for Nixon retail stores. This person will lead the creation, successful execution and operational processes for Nixon stores by coordinating, leading and executing all operating aspects of the Nixon retail store strategy. This person will bring a depth of company owned retail experience to Nixon and will be looked to for broad cross functional leadership as the company expands it company owned retail presence.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Be seen as a key thought leader on all aspects of Nixon retail.
  • Acts as a Subject Matter Expert on all operational best practices for a company owned retail environment.
  • Key partner in all phases of Nixon retail strategies; from site selection, financial modeling to in store merchandising and store policies.
  • Drives the market strategy and business plan within the four walls of each retail store.
  • Model operational excellence through leadership and thoughtful decision making in partnership with Operations team.
  • Work closely and highly collaboratively with key cross functional partners to deliver successful store launches on time and on budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive process improvement at current retail locations in US, Australia, and Japan with new store openings in Europe.
  • Consistently build management and sales teams across store base in a manner that supports global retail business goals, employee’s career development and Nixon values.
Requirements:
  • 10-15 years of related experience, minimum 5 years in a senior retail leadership role with an apparel or accessories retailer in an action sports or fashion brand.
  • Thought leader and collaborator with a demonstrated ability to influence sr. management and peers.
  • Proven experience in retail store operations, store leadership & multi-store leadership.
  • Progressively expanding scope of responsibility in both brand and outlet retail channels, with an emphasis on first quality, brand channels.
  • 5-7 years of a proven ability to recruit, retain and develop a store leadership team.
  • Strong analytical, planning, forecasting, and budgeting financial skills.
  • Proven people management skills; ability to motivate, delegate, direct, and coordinate work done by others.
  • Experienced Project Management skills.
  • Flagship retail experience, either in store leadership or as a multi-store manager a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of organization.
  • Knowledge of the board sport lifestyle, personal electronics or fashion industry.
  • University degree preferred.

Contact:
exechire[at]nixon.com

Sales Coordinator

Reporting to the North American Sales Manager, you will be responsible for managing data related to a multi channel business plan. You will be a key member of a strong team focused on tracking sales and facilitating programs to achieve growth.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Establish and track channel or category sales against plan and forecast by account
  • Compile and analyze sales data in order to establish sales forecast and use it to create suggested buys
  • Initiates and complies various sales reports, creates and maintains spreadsheets, logs and tracks various sales functions including open orders, new accounts, sales plans, refused orders and credit holds
  • Proactively addresses issues and opportunities within account base, acts as liaison and support for sales reps, sales managers and internal departments
  • Acts as liaison between sales team and key operational departments including credit, customer service and supply chain
  • Coordinates channel or category meetings and events including sales collateral, samples and logistics
  • Process various requests for sales reps and sales management
Education/Experience:
  • Years of Related Professional Experience: 3 + years.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or equivalent combination of experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
Skills:
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Proficient Computer Skills including Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrates ability to build business partnerships
  • Fashion minded
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented and able to multi task
Special Requirements:
  • Domestic travel required (up to 25%) including by air, ground and overnight.
  • Willing and able to work additional hours when needed.
  • Bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 25 lbs, depending on need.

Contact:
saleshire[at]nixonnow.com

Key Account/ Sr. Sales Manager

Reporting to the VP of North American Sales, you will be responsible for planning some of the companies largest customers. The ideal candidate possess strong relationships with current account buyers, is a detailed planner and able to communicate effectively across all departments.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Achieve sales goals by correctly managing strategic accounts.
  • Lead the development of account plans with the customer thru close collaboration.
  • Work closely with a product and marketing on a seasonal business plan based on financial planning, sell-thru, account specific objectives (financial and category), and an understanding of the retailer’s consumer base.
  • Work in close alignment with the sales counterparts in order to achieve the best possible result for both the account and Nixon.
  • Prepare seasonal door level retail sales plans for account prior to seasonal account business meetings.
  • Manage the marketplace by ensuring best presentation of stories and product to our best customers at the appropriate time. Work closely with category teams, planning and account team on directed door level assortment plans that contribute to a differentiated consumer experience.
  • Ensure appropriate seasonal product flow by category and by month, in order to optimize account opportunities. Work with account buyer and planner to ensure market and customer capacities are met. Manage, with planner, the customer inventory position based on seasonal targets and sell-thru objectives.
  • Establish and maintain timely, consistent and positive external and internal relationships. Provide exceptional customer service by developing and maintaining strong relationships with key customer personnel at all levels of the customer’s business.
  • Provide timely and proactive monthly account reporting.
  • Lead sales team by example and work as a team to achieve goals.
Education/Experience:
  • Bachelors Degree - or equivalent from a four-year college
Skills:
  • Min. of 5 years relevant sales experience, with strong retail relationships.
  • Experience and knowledge of retail fluency and account profitability models with an ability to drive a profitable account business.
  • Experience and track record of success working with major accounts increasing revenue, creating and driving a holistic business plan inclusive of short and long term business strategies and financial targets.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives.
  • Ability to effectively present strategic concepts, as well as products. Candidate must be comfortable presenting to large groups.
  • Able to influence both cross functionally and vertically within the industry and marketplace and negotiate highly complex retail agreements.
  • Clear understanding of market segmentation.
Special Requirements:
  • Domestic travel required (up to 25%) including by air, ground and overnight.
  • Willing and able to work additional hours when needed.
  • Bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 25 lbs, depending on need.

Contact:
saleshire[at]nixonnow.com

Product & Design

Designer

Reports to the Product Manager – Special Projects in the Technical Product department, the full time Designer will communicate through visual forms varying from hand renderings, computer illustration, and storyboards. Must possess the ability to “story-tell” through design. Works with Product Managers to create seasonal, yearly and on the spot color-ups to tell the stories as outlined by the Director of Product and Product Managers.

The Designer will be expected to contribute to the constant generation of new ideas that relate to Nixon’s overall growth strategy.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Assist Product Managers on CMF (Color, Material, Finish) exploration
  • Assist Product Managers with seasonal trend research.
  • Assist Product Managers with color spec revisions and tech pack revisions.
  • Responsible for presenting color ways and new material options and ideas to the Product Team.
  • Be able to fill out and complete accurate and comprehensive tech packs.
Requirements:
  • Relevant experience in the design and development of timing devices and / or similar technical products.
  • Understanding and passion for youth culture; art, music, film and adventure.
  • Highly adept at communicating with others, working in a team environment with a “can-do” attitude.
  • Experienced with the creative process of bringing insane ideas to life.
Education, Experience, and/or Skills:
  • Bachelor of Sciences degree in Design is preferred with experience in designing technical products.
  • Proficient with Illustrator and Photoshop using Macintosh and PC platforms and ability to create concept sketches, 2D and 3D renderings.
  • Active interest in cultural activities that relate to the brand such as music, art, design as well as activities such as surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding.
  • Thrives in a hands-on environment with a high regard for teamwork.

Contact:
pd.hire[at]nixon.com

Design Manager, AP/AC

Reporting to the Category Manager, Apparel and Accessories, you will be responsible for applying strong design skills, innovative thinking and technical experience in design & development toward creating new product collections. Individual will lead/manage the design team with the goal of continuously advancing product performance while maintaining brand continuity, meeting customer expectations & maintaining cost requirements. This integral role includes researching product categories, setting design direction, managing product design from concept to final sample, achieving cost objectives, & providing technical & creative support for design team.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop new, emerging and existing concepts in a given classification. Research markets, trends and fabrics in order to bring fresh ideas and innovation.
  • Read publications, attend showings, and maintain pulse of current market trends and forecasts. Strong knowledge of retail & brand positioning
  • The Designer will work with the Category Manager to fill and expand upon the ideas and requirements of the line plan and creatively set the tone and direction of the line.
  • Conceptualize product collections based on the following criteria: aesthetics, design-function relationship, fashion trends, materials, retail price/cost restrictions, methods of production, and sales strategies.
  • Adherence to various deadlines across multiple seasons in differing stages of design/development.
  • Communicates product concepts & ideas through product renderings/illustrations. Renderings to be used as key sales aids and in-house line preparation. (All renderings to be produced in Adobe Illustrator – Photoshop knowledge a plus).
  • Partner with development and create comprehensive and accurate design packages.
  • Ensures the final appearance and function of all products stay true to brands design principles.
  • Ensures that all products are designed for production efficiency.
  • Designer will participate in fittings and proto reviews and comment on fabric, trim and color submits.
  • Individual will need to clearly present their concepts and designs to their manager and/or to the team as a whole. They must possess the ability to take and to give constructive criticism in order to improve designs.
  • Individual will need to possess the knowledge and leadership skills to train, manage and motivate other Designers.
  • Leads, demonstrates and promotes a team-based process and approach and supports an environment of close cooperation that leverages individual strengths, motivates others to grow personally and professionally.
Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Engineering, Materials or related field preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in Lead Design Role/Manager
  • Experience with print processes (repeats, engineers, etc)
  • Strong knowledge of fabric weaves, contents/weights, finishing techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of apparel construction, fits, costings.
  • Strong sketching & rendering ability required.
Skills:
  • Strong working knowledge of apparel manufacturing, design, product development
  • and merchandising processes from the inception of design through production.
  • Individual must possess the ability to take direction and expound upon an idea, managing their time professionally.
  • Individual must possess the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, to resolve conflicts and work alongside development team to meet deadlines.
  • Individual must be very detail oriented. Designer will be responsible for creating detailed technical packages that will be handed off to development. Technical packages are critical to the final sample being correct and are consistently updated as changes occur.
  • Individual must work within creative standards set by the management. They must possess the ability to effectively take design direction, utilizing their creativity and talent to design items appropriate for the identified consumer.
  • Comprehensive understanding of apparel design and garment construction
  • Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of fabric construction
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-changing environment
  • Strong Time Management skills; the ability to not only manage workflow across multiple seasons and categories, but to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, problem solving and results oriented with a strong
  • sense of urgency, and the ability to adhere to Product Development Calendar.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job and work in a team based structure.
  • Ability to work in an open environment with product teams and cross-functional partners.
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office primarily Excel and Outlook
Special Requirements:
  • International and domestic travel required (up to 25%) including by air, ground and overnight.
  • Willing and able to work additional hours when needed.
  • Bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 25 lbs, depending on need.

Contact:
pd.hire[at]nixon.com

Operations

Distribution Center Generalist

Distribution Center Team Members (Generalists) are responsible for performing all aspects of Nixon’s warehousing operations, in a safe and efficient manner. Team members will work under the direct supervision of the Shipping and Receiving Supervisors, as well as the Distribution Center Manager. This position is full-time.

General warehousing duties include:
  • Order fulfillment (Order Picking, Packing and Manifest)
  • Receiving duties
  • International shipping
  • Inventory control functions and physical inventory counts
  • Quality verification of inbound product
  • Project work as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors, Distribution Center Manager and Director of Operations
Relevant Experience and Education:
  • Prior work experience in a distribution warehouse preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Ability to speak English required.
Working Conditions:
  • Normal distribution warehouse working conditions apply.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs required.
  • Employees will be made aware of any hazards inherent to the warehousing nature of the position.
  • Employees will be trained accordingly to minimize any risk involved in performing the duties of this position.
Note:

This is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee, and is not meant to comprehensively list all possible responsibilities and duties. This does not establish a contract for employment, and this job description is subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Job Location:

Carlsbad, CA

Contact:
dc.generalist[at]nixon.com
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