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									Merchandising Manager
Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc. is in need of a Merchandising Manager for its fast growing emergency services
equipment and supply company. In addition to numerous showrooms and a specialized outside sales force, the two
e-commerce websites: TheFireStore.com and OfficerStore.com are powerful, brand-focused settings for our
customers to experience our industry leading prices, product selection, and customer service.

This management position reports to the Chief Marketing Officer. The candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in
Marketing or business, 5+ years of experience in Marketing/selling with retail distributor companies and be an
expert in Microsoft Excel. You will lead a department that researches, evaluates and makes decisions on new
product lines for the company, so previous management skill are necessary. In conjunction with the Chief
Marketing Officer, and other executive staff members, the Merchandising Manager will set strategic merchandising
direction for the company across all selling channels.

Qualifications & Abilities
• Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or business.
• 5 years experience in marketing/selling with retail distributor companies.
• Proficiency is required in Microsoft applications with emphasis on Excel.
• Creative thinking to identify, develop, design or create new products
• Strategic thinking to construct corporate merchandising strategy
• Strong organization skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
• Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with vendors and employees and maintain them over
time.
• Ability to negotiate with outside vendors on the company’s behalf
• Strong analytical skills to identify and exploit sales trends, problem solving skills to collect data from multiple
sources.
• Possess ability to interpret, comprehend and apply complex material, data and instruction and present results and
recommendations to senior management.
• Ability to meet all required deadlines; ability to change priorities quickly as needed; ability to independently handle
stress and maintain a mature problem-solving demeanor.

Responsibilities
• Identify and manage opportunities to expand current product offering from existing vendors.
• Identify deficiencies in current product line and source items from new vendors to fill the gaps.
• Oversee the creative development of new products.
• Negotiate product cost, exclusive deals, and entitlements (i.e., volume rebates, freight terms, freebies, etc.) with
vendors.
• Set or recommend mark-up rates, mark-down rates, and selling prices for merchandise.
• Based on sales records of similar items, industry trends and economic conditions establish new product sales
forecast and initial order recommendation.
• Recommend website placement, and showroom location for new merchandise.
• In conjunction with Marketing, establish a launch plan for new merchandise.
• Manage vendor merchandise lines to determine when and how to discontinue poor sellers.
• Monitor competitors’ sales activities by following their websites, e-mail blasts, print ads and other media.
• Establish key performance metrics – sales and margin at the item level, category level, and site level.

To inquire about this position, please send resume and salary requirements via the following methods:

Email: khuntsman@WPSGinc.com                          Fax: 888-335-9800 Attn: Karen Huntsman
Mail: Karen Huntsman, Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc., 104 Independence Way, Coatesville, PA 19320

								
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