Director of Merchandising

Ariail & Associates has been exclusively engaged to seek a Director of Merchandising for an international furniture company with a strong U.S. presence. Our client has long term, successful relationships with Williams-Sonoma brands and Restoration Hardware. They are seeking to expand their business to other TOP 100 retail brands. Styling and price-points are focused in the medium to medium-high range.

The successful candidate will have skills in merchandising and product development. While they are not seeking a pure designer, this individual must understand how to conceptualize and work with designers and furniture engineers in order to develop sellable product. It is also necessary that they have strong retail contacts and presentation skills in order to strategize directly with target retailers throughout the product development process. It will also be necessary that this person have the freedom to travel domestically as well as spend approximately 8 weeks per annum in Asia working with senior management and factories, developing collections and selling-strategies, adjusting product accordingly.

In addition to base salary, our client offers corporate benefits and an incentive program tied to performance.

This is a newly created position offering excellent potential with a stable, growth-oriented firm. Should you have an interest or suggestions regarding a potential candidate, I would appreciate hearing from you at your earliest convenience.