Merchandise Manager

Full Time
  • Working place Stockholm
Job Description

We are Ninjas in Pyjamas, probably the world’s most legendary esports team.

 

Born in 2000 with Counter-Strike in our blood, we have pioneered the esports scene since its inception. We earned our stripes by competing at the very top level across almost a dozen game titles and we never lose — we only win or learn.

 

Our vision is to bring gaming culture to a world without boundaries.

The Role 

The Merchandising Manager’s main role is to create fan engagement through physical products. There are two core values for this to ensure that commercial, yet profitable fashion product ranges are developed and bought in order to maximise profit and sales.

What You’ll Do

Strategic Responsibility

  • Be responsible for the product roadmap and buying calendar
  • Maintain relationships with factories all around the world with at least three different suppliers that can provide the same range of products
  • Elaborate the product range with new and exciting products for the esports audience
  • Maintain a constant understanding of the competitive landscape and impart key insights into line development.
  • Create relationships with companies that can increase visibility through collaborations

Design, production and product logistics Responsibilities

  • Creation of tech-packs and print files that the factories are familiar with
  • Creation of brand tags, hangtags and barcode tags
  • Coordinate the arrival of the samples and make sure that the product is correct and up to standard
  • With the assortment structure, place the PO
  • Follow the production lead time and insure an arrival time
  • Maintain a good relationship with shipping companies and ensure that quality is maintained and price sensitivity
  • Ensure that the players have the right merchandise, for each team and the respective sponsors for each jersey

B2B sales, logistics and Web Responsibilities

  • Build seasonal product knowledge info for web
  • Maintain close relationships with all the different vendors in the industry
  • Create a sales plan for events either through vendors or with our own staff at a Pop-up store or in a booth

Job requirements

Who you are

  • You have at least 3 years of experience as Fashion designer, Product Developer or Buyer
  • You strive in an environment of tight deadlines while maintaining a strong focus on branding, consistency, and quality
  • You ideally have a degree or diploma in Business administration, Management or Product development in Fashion
  • You are fluent in English

What it means to be a Ninja

Ninjas fight as one — no matter where you come from, who you are and what you look like you are welcome to join our dojo.

Our mission is to keep pioneering the esports industry and bringing it to an ever-broadening audience, and in order to innovate we need people from all walks of life. Yes, even if you’re more into horticulture than gaming in your free time.

The essence of being a Ninja is to expect the unexpected. In game and in the office we bring the energy and vision to be ready for anything at any given moment. That’s why your personal experience, your unique background and your perspectives will help us adapt and bring the Unexpected.