Merchant - Ornaments at Hallmark (Kansas City, MO)

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Come joinus.You'll add value to one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and be part of our company with a life-affirming purpose to inspire meaningful connections. Our products, content and experiences aim toenrich all livesby making a genuine difference in every life, every day, andour business is focused on bringing thevalue and relevance of Diversity and Inclusion to every brand, product and person we touch.Our overarching enterprise D&I Framework and plans demonstrate our belief and value in having a diverse and inclusive workforce. Hallmark's D&I efforts will continue to represent ongoing progress and reinforce our commitment, as will our intentional focus on bringing more diverse talent into our business and onto our teams.

We're looking for a Merchant who is ready to dive in and bring their ideas and expertise to product development, shelf strategies, consumer activation and financial growth for Keepsake Ornaments.


We come from diverse backgrounds, with unique perspectives and skills, but we share the same belief that caring for others can change the world. We draw on our own experience, combining our strengths and honoring our differences, to show up with empathy and vulnerability, and to stand up for honest and authenticity. We know that the world is changing, that we learn by listening and grow by risking, and that to create a more caring world we must be brave enough to change with it. We don't just make things. We are here to make life more meaningful, and most importantly to help people feel seen and understood. We are Creative & Product Development, one team united to invent Hallmark's future.

Keepsake Ornaments has been helping families celebrate and commemorate the holidays with all their favorite content and characters for over 40 years. It has a devoted fan base, incredible artist equity, exclusive licensed content and industry leading innovation. Like every business, it has it's own unique opportunities and challenges. Working on this business requires innovative thinking, elevated business acumen and tight collaboration with an amazing team. This team is always looking to the future and has been delivering over a decade of year over year retail sales increases.


The Merchant is responsible for owning the end-to-end management and execution of assigned business categories to ensure delivery of sales, profit, and retail performance goals. This is accomplished through leading a cross-functional team through the product planning cycle including program/product analysis, development of program plans and related model lines, influencing assortment planning and leading ranking discussions with business partners to inform demand and inventory planning. This work is in support of ongoing program initiatives and commercialization strategies.

In this role you are expected to operate as an owner of your assigned business. In doing so, you must be passionate about the consumer and intellectually curious about your business, demonstrate the ability to analyze your business, understand key drivers of the business and provide recommended insights and actions that deliver results as well as develop a deep understanding of the end-to-end process in order to project manage a cross-functional team to deliver upon key milestones. Critical to success is the ability to establish credibility while relying on expertise of others and developing collaborative relationships with cross-functional partners.

This Merchant role will focus on the development of program plans and model lines in support of our core business. In addition to product management skills, you will need to have passion for the business, be consumer driven, work exceptionally well cross-functionally both at the customer team and segment level, have a merchant mindset which includes understanding of retail metrics and financials, a point of view on creative and product aesthetics, and an ability to deliver products that drive sales results.


This is a progressive role that will be filled at the level based on the skills and experience of the selected candidate. This is a hybrid role located in Kansas City, MO.


The following is required to be considered for this role:
  • Bachelor's Degree or 4 years of professional work experience
  • 2 years of professional work experience in product development, retail, and/or marketing
  • Experience working with Excel and PowerPoint


Your resume and application will stand out if you have:
  • Team leadership experience on a direct or indirect basisProduct development experience, strong analytical skills, and mass channel experience
  • Experience in consumer/marketing analytics, product management, program plan development, inventory management, retail analytics, product economics, and/or business strategy
  • Successful team leadership experience on a direct or indirect basis
  • Proven abilities to communicate messages to diverse audiences, including but not limited to working globally

Interested? Follow the application instructions below to apply.


You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields.Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference checks.

At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That's true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status. Principals only please.

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Hallmark operates in the Consumer Web industry. The company is located in Kansas City, MO. Hallmark was founded in 1910. It has 14332 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance, 401(K) and Flexible Work Schedule. To see all 14 open jobs at Hallmark, click here.
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