Blumenthal Arts seeks Merchandise Manager

Position: Merchandise Manager   
Job Type: Full Time
Offer Range: $46,700 – $70,000

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Are you looking to make a lasting impact on enriching and improving the lives of the Charlotte community with one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit organizations? At Blumenthal Arts, we believe arts unite and transform lives. By joining our team, you could help continue our mission, inspire the next generation, and be part of our evolution as a national leader with a growing international reputation in presenting and producing.

Your impact:

  • Manage all boutique operations including supervision of part-time retail staff. 
  • Source new and unique merchandise that aligns with brand and customer preferences. 
  • Prepare and execute seasonal and annual merchandise buying plans.  
  • Collaborate with vendors, manufacturers, and distributors to ensure timely delivery of merchandise. Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors and suppliers. 
  • Develop and execute merchandising strategies to optimize displays and maximize sales. 
  • Ensure products are priced and displayed correctly and are profitable, current, and meet the needs of customers. 
  • Optimize financial performance by negotiating prices and conditions with vendors/suppliers. 
  • Compose contracts and purchase orders.  
  • Develop and implement pricing strategies that drive profitability and meet customer demand. Update strategies based on sales data analysis.  
  • Monitor inventory levels by conducting regular inventory audits and reconciliations.  
  • In partnership with the Marketing department, develop and implement promotional plans to increase traffic and revenue.  
  • Analyze sales data and market trends to identify opportunities for growth and execute strategies to increase sales.  
  • Develop and implement boutique layout. 
  • Create and enforce policies and procedures.  
  • Source and implement point of sale (POS) system. 

For full job description, please visit Job Opportunities | Blumenthal Arts.

Who We Are:

For 31 years, Blumenthal Arts has been presenting the best of Broadway which has established us as a top-ten touring market. Along with hosting and investing in Tony Award-winning Broadway, we shape the future of arts through new and original works we help produce and by nurturing artists. We support local artists, like our award-winning Slam Charlotte poets, Blumenthal Fellows, and 16 resident companies that share our stages. We present the Charlotte International Arts Festival and innovate with cutting edge immersive projects. We infuse more than $80 million annually into our local economy and ensure access through our Arts For All Access Grants, which serve thousands of individuals each year with free and subsidized tickets and programs.

We are a diverse team of leaders, innovators, transformers, and collaborators who believe in the inspirational and uniting spirit of the arts. Our mission to use the arts as a catalyst for education, community connectedness, and economic growth drives our work. Our team infuses skills from various backgrounds and industries to continue to provide art excellence to the Charlotte community.

Why Join Us:

We prioritize our employees’ well-being by offering a comprehensive benefits package that not only includes competitive compensation but also emphasizes work-life balance. Our employee-forward approach fosters an environment where individuals can thrive both personally and professionally.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical insurance with no-cost premium for employee only coverage, plus FSA and employer-funded HRA options
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holiday time to recharge with your loved ones
  • Life Balance Reimbursement up to $125 a month for qualifying expenses such as transportation, parking, and wellness-related memberships
  • Flexible schedules
  • Complimentary tickets
  • Vision and dental insurance
  • Retirement savings with a 3% employer match to help secure your future
  • And more!

Skills You’ll Bring:

  • At least 5 years of experience in retail management, merchandise management or related field
  • 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of POS systems and retail management software required.  
  • Ability to analyze data to make informed business decisions. 
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and vendor management skills. 
  • Strong analytical abilities. 
  • Knowledge of market trends and customer behavior. 
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure. 
  • Strong leadership and team management skills