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SITKA® Gear Merchandiser-192596


Description:
Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. Learn More.  

About the Industry:
Gore’s pioneering contributions to the science of comfort and protection create fabrics for a range of activities and conditions. Learn More.  

Job Description:
SITKA® Gear, a subsidiary of Gore and the hunting industry’s fastest growing brand of technical and performance apparel, is looking for a Merchandising expert to join our team in Bozeman, Montana. Best-known as the manufacturer of GORE-TEX® fabrics for garments and footwear, Gore manufactures a wide range of high-performance fabrics engineered to protect wearers in demanding environments—from explorers on the North Pole to firefighters, soldiers, and emergency workers.

Responsibilities:
  • Facilitating regularly occurring, data-driven channel forecasts
  • Being accountable for:
    • Multi-channel tactical merchandising plans and execution
    • Retail store, consumer catalog and digital merchandising execution
    • Providing product insights and analysis with the GTM team
    • Product performance data collection and analysis
  • Providing insights and strategies for DTC-only product development and launches
  • Providing key insights into endemic and non-endemic product and consumer trends
  • Being a Key contributor:
    • In the buy planning process, including PO planning
    • In development of the 52-week calendar strategy and accountable for merchandising the 52 week GTM calendar
    • To planning and on-going inventory allocation to channels
    • Product performance data collection and analysis
Required Qualifications:
  • At least 10 years of visual merchandising, inventory planning and buying experience
  • Must have deep knowledge and experience in direct to consumer, ecommerce, retail brick and mortar, wholesale and catalog merchandising
  • Demonstrated:
    • Ability to strive in a fast paced, demanding environment
    • Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to exhibit strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects
  • Follow through on commitments to internal and external teams
  • Understanding of how to identify and track KPI’s within the sales and merchandising space
  • Relocation to Bozeman, Montana
  • Ability to:
    • Influence key internal and external stakeholders to drive initiatives to completion while successfully developing lasting relationships
    • Travel (20%)
  Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant Merchandising experience and a resourceful self starter
  • Experience with premium-priced technical brands in the outdoor/hunting industry with a passion for product, merchandising, customer experiences and SITKA’s success

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Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)



SITKA® Gear Graphic Designer-191050


Description:
Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. Learn More.  

About the Industry:
Gore’s pioneering contributions to the science of comfort and protection create fabrics for a range of activities and conditions. Learn More.  

Job Description:
SITKA® Gear, a subsidiary of Gore and the hunting industry’s fastest growing brand of technical and performance apparel, is seeking an experienced Graphic Designer to join our team in Bozeman, Montana. Beginning with our introduction of premium hunting apparel, and extending to every element of our business, SITKA is committed to continually advancing the hunting industry. We approach the ever-changing world of creative/content development with the same conviction to change our industry. From our industry-leading photojournalistic stories to insightful documentation of systems and technology, our Graphic Designer will collaborate with the Content Producer and Brand Director to develop, create and deliver remarkable, “on-brand” design that leads the industry and propels the SITKA brand forward.  
 
The ideal candidate will be wildly creative and capable of a wide range of styles, have a deep understanding of the principles of visual storytelling through both digital and print design, have a passion for premium brand communication, detail, and a commitment to excellence, appreciate and seek constructive criticism because they strive to deliver the best work, be energized by working with a world-class, decentralized creative team with diverse personalities and quirks, and contribute to SITKA’s team culture.

Responsibilities:
  • Developing, creating and delivering graphic design needs for marketing collateral across all channels including sitkagear.com, social media, digital and print advertising, wholesale POP, events, product hangtags and packaging, etc.
  • Delivering on time, on budget and in alignment with SITKA’s Style Guide and Brand
  • Effectively interpreting and executing on creative direction and feedback loops to achieve desired goals
  • Partnering with Content Producer and Content Project Manager to align on project goals, scope, deadlines and creative direction
  • Ensuring that print and digital production files meet distribution specifications
  • Publishing finalized assets to the SITKA DAM and maintaining file organization and permissions
Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in graphic design and premium brand experience
  • Advanced proficiency in the following: Macintosh OS X, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator), Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word and Excel), Keynote, FTP file transfer
  • Mastery of vector- or raster-based programs, color profiles, file formats, and ability to produce to specifications across all mediums
  • Basic HTML knowledge
  • Provide examples from a digital portfolio of relevant work and styles
  • Clear working knowledge of the graphic design landscape including modern design trends and typography
  • Deep understanding of premium product branding, preferably in apparel and ability to communicate emotion through design
  • Attention to detail toward color palettes, image curation, font styles and illustrations
  • A high level of emotional intelligence, flexibility and ability to lead by example in times of stress, while providing impeccable follow through with internal and external teams
  • Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills
  • Relocation to Bozeman, Montana
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Exhibit strong organizational skills, managing multiple deadline driven projects while remaining flexible with shifting priorities to meet the business need
    • Understand and adopt the style, tone, and voice of a brand
  Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Computer Science or related field
  • Illustration design
  • Basic hunting knowledge with an appreciation for the hunting lifestyle

Apply Online


Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)