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Footwear Product Line Manager at Ridgefield Running Company

Ridgefield Running Company
Ridgefield, CT
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $18 to $25 Hourly
  • Other
Job Description

Ridgefield Running And Darien Running Company in Ridgefield, CT is looking for a Footwear Product Line Manager to join our team. We are located on 423 Main Street. Our ideal candidate is self-driven, motivated, and reliable and enjoys running.

The role as Product Line Manager also requires the employee to work on the sales floor, delivering top shelf customer experience in fitting shoes, insoles, accessories and apparel. Approximately 40% of the role will be as a Fit Specialist and the time will vary based on the futures buying season.

The Product Line Manager will select, purchase, and liquidate product that maximizes sales, sell throughs, and profitability while maintaining fresh product. Maintain strategic buying plan for each season based on previous years sales and the next season’s product evolution. 



a.    Reports directly to Owner


Has the authority to: 

a.    Use good judgment in all situations 

b.    Meet with vendor sales reps and view new product lines

c.    Establishes Category Strategy and Assortment Plan

d.    Places Futures and At Once Orders

e.    Develops visual merchandising planogram

f.     Leads In-season management



a.    Communicates regularly with Owner and achieves Customer Experience while maintaining GMROI established targets

b.    Clearly presents category strategy both internally and externally so that the POV is understood by both internal team and customers. Addresses staff meeting with:

a.    Monthly updates product

b.    Updates to floor

c.    Performs Market assessment and establishes customer relevant assortment

d.    Works with and is proficient on specific Dashboard modules and it’s metrics

e.    Maximizes monthly product flow while adhering to budget guidelines

f.     Provides visual merchandising plan that tells assortment story to be excuted by team

g.    Monitors weekly sell-thru and proactively responds to sales and margin trends

a.    Vendor stock swaps and RAs

b.    Identifies and responds to quick sellers

c.    Identifies slow movers and systematically works to sell them

h.    Coordinate with Sales staff on product arrival with events and in-store clinics

i.      Develops vendor programs with the goal of creating profitable partnerships with store and vendor

j.      Updates Product binder and educates staff on new products and seasonal colors


Ridgefield Running Company


Ridgefield, CT



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