General Merchandise Manager

July 21 2021
Industries Retail
Categories Merchandise Management, Purchasing, Retail, Retail, Sales, Business Development, Store Operations - Management, Visual Presentation
Winnipeg, MB

Bootlegger’s Corporate Office has relocated to Winnipeg! We are excited to be sharing an office space with our affiliated companies, Warehouse One, Ricki’s, and Cleo. The Bootlegger team is looking for outgoing, highly motivated and dedicated individuals to join our team of retail and fashion professionals in creating great products that generate excitement and loyal, raving fans!
Bootlegger is currently looking for an experienced and strategic retail leader who is driven to achieve continued growth for our business. Our General Merchandise Manager is ultimately responsible for the product available in Bootlegger’s stores and online; strategically developing and delivering product assortments that reflect the wants of our customers and the overall objectives of our business.

As General Merchandise Manager (GMM) you will be responsible for;

  • Leading our team of merchandising professionals, fostering an environment consistent with Bootlegger’s culture and values, and providing the support the team needs to achieve great results
  • Managing a product assortment that will meet the needs and wants of our customers to achieve a fashion forward casual look at a price that doesn’t break the budget
  • Forecasting financial performance for the department and setting targets; reviewing sales, stock levels, and margins against plan and initiating actions to drive sales and gross profit
  • Ensuring that pricing, promotional strategies, and marketing support company objectives; is comfortable developing sales promotions to effectively turn inventory according to sales goals
  • Maintaining positive relationships with existing vendors and identifying new sources both domestically and internationally
  • Collaborating with store operations, marketing, and other support teams to accomplish our corporate goals
  • Maintaining contact with their peer group, sister divisions and affiliated groups, contributing to expertise in product, trend and supplier information
Bootlegger is looking for an individual who;

  • Has experience in senior roles with a merchandising or buying focus and experience leading merchandising professionals
  • Has a proven history of success in growing and supporting their business and their teams
  • Has an entrepreneurial drive, strong business acumen, and strategic competency
  • Is a strong negotiator with solid analytical skills
  • Is independent and self-motivated
  • Holds sensibility in regards to fashion, merchandising, and customer needs
  • Is able to travel (domestically and internationally) frequently
  • Has the experience, capacity and self-initiative to "hit the ground running"
  • Fashionably Casual and enthusiastic about Bootlegger’s product and image
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills; embodies Bootlegger’s core values; Trust, Teamwork, Passion, Entrepreneurship and Growth
Excited to Join Our Team?
Submit your cover letter and resume!


Do you love fashion and making people feel good? Want to work in an exciting, fast-paced environment? A career at Bootlegger may be just the right fit for you!

Bootlegger is a trusted, Canadian destination that was founded over 45 years ago in Vancouver, British Columbia. Bootlegger’s mission from early on was to be the place for jeans in Canada where you will find the perfect fit, quality and value. With stores from coast to coast, an ecommerce business, and millions of jeans later, it continues its devotion to denim innovation in design, fabric and washes and to providing everything that goes with jeans.

We’re proud to offer a generous employee discount to all employees, as well as to spouses and dependent children. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive benefit plan that includes health, dental, and vision care, life insurance, and disability coverage, as well as an Employee Assistance Program to full time/salaried team members. We also believe in helping all employees take the next step in their career, so we’ll give you the support & resources you need to do your best work and expand your skills in the workplace.


TRUST - We have integrity.
TEAMWORK - Teamwork makes the dream work.
PASSION - We love what we do & do what we love.
GROWTH - Progress is the heartbeat of growth!
For more information visit our Careers page.
Bootlegger is an equal opportunity employer. If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

The Bootlegger Team sincerely appreciates all expressed interest; however only those candidates qualifying for interviews will be contacted.

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