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Assistant Manager Product II

Company: Hanes Brands
Location: Oak Ridge
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Assistant Manager Product II will report to the Product Manager and will be based in our company headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C. This role is a key contributor in delivering the Hanes Full Potential plan.  The deliverables for this role will focus on collaboration with cross functional teams to plan and execute merchandise assortments while placing the consumer at the forefront of every decision.

  • Offering strategy
    • Collaborate with junior sales teams, as well as other resources to gather data in support of line planning strategies/ tactics decision-making
    • Conduct ad hoc competitor analysis/ data gathering (e.g., in-store benchmarking of competitor shelf space, price points)
    • Aid in research activities, advertising campaigns, and major initiatives
  • Garment/ product design and development
    • Conduct tactical follow-ups to ensure Line Development & Design (C2C) calendar is tracking, coordinating with Supply Chain and CCO contacts as needed
    • Conduct analysis for item-level target margin decisions
    • Initial data entry for master style set-up, may be responsible for completing master style set-up
  • Sell to the customer
    • Contribute to sampling, buyer ads, and seeding decisions
    • Arrange merchandise and samples for sales meetings and photo shoots, may assist in managing this process
    • Create, or manage creation of sell-in sheets for key customers
    • Mail samples out to customers, may supervise this activity  
  • Plan production/ produce the range
    • Supports cross-functional collaboration with multiple teams to ensure plans are executed with specific attention to the seasonal launch of product updates and new program concepts
    • Enter merchandise and assortment information into planning systems/ style master
    • Support inventory analysis
  • Sell to the consumer
    • Support analysis of consumer needs, preferences, and shopping behaviors
  • Operating planning & Financial management
    • Contributes to P&L management, including analysis related to quarterly planning, OPC, LRP sales & growth margins across all product lines. Contributes to P&L results
    • Conducts, or manages, analysis of wholesale pricing strategies and cost analysis
    • Conducts operating plan and projection analysis: shipment/pos/inventory evaluation, recommendations, and monthly tracking to ensure financial and inventory goals met.
    • Contributes to managing MAP
    • Conducts analysis, in collaboration with cross-functional partners (ex. sales, finance, supply chain) to meet sales and profit goals for the business
    • Conducts analysis of E&O and style/sku count to maximize inventory and ROI


  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • 5+ years of merchandise planning, marketing, or retail management/ direct to consumer experience  
  • Experience and passionate focus on merchandise as a consumer advocate.  
  • Product and operational knowledge with experience in collaborating and partnering cross-functionally to drive the business.
  • Experience in contributing to analysis of business opportunities.  Specifically, experience in analysis and understanding and contributing to learnings to drive consistent results.
  • Strategic mindset who contributes to identifying opportunities, influence decision makers to move to execution using both quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Problem solving, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Analytical skills and conceptual creative ability
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to development of institutional policies/procedures and effect change
  • Experience building iconic brands
  • Experience in contributions to leveraging consumer data to drive sales growth.


Additional Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to use good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse/global company
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data
  • Consulting skills and the ability to influence stakeholders 
  • The ability to work effectively in a matrixed organization
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Results-driven
  • Keen attention to detail

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status


EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly:  

Telephone: 877.999.5553


Keywords: Hanes Brands, Greensboro , Assistant Manager Product II, Other , Oak Ridge, North Carolina

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