Strategically-minded Merchandising Executive

Daniel Binder is a Managing Partner at Columbus Consulting with 35+ years of global retail expertise creating high-performing teams with intense focus on organizational design, business process improvement, bottom-line benefits and change management. He is skilled and experienced in navigating a retail company through significant structural and innovative change across all channels of retail, with a reputation for developing top and bottom-line impact and rigorous cost management. He has exceptional knowledge of all channels of retail, with a deep understanding of the customer globally with a notable focus on Asia. He leads with a customer-first mindset and unwavering integrity.

Experience

  • DFS Hong Kong, Division of LVMH – President Global Supply Chain & Digital Transformation
    • Progressed across many leadership roles through increased scope and responsibilities. Reported directly to the CEO with dotted line to the President of Merchandising; actively engaged with the Board of Directors, and forged partnerships with the leadership of the world’s most demanded brands. Built a world-class Planning and Allocation Team. Led the company’s relocation to Asia, drove sales growth and inventory optimization efficiencies, eliminated organizational silos and aligned cross-functional teams. Restructured and transformed the DFS Supply Chain and Merchandising teams, driving significant sustainable change that brought scalability to sales growth and bottom-line operating income. Led the company’s digital transformation. Actively involved in the company’s business development and it’s organizational integration
  • Macy’s East – Vice President Divisional Merchandise Manager
    • Rapidly progressed from Sales Manager to multiple Director and VP roles across Stores, Merchandising and Planning

Specialization

  • Supply Chain
  • Merchandising
  • Inventory Management
  • Merchandise Planning
  • Allocation-Demand Planning
  • Digital Transformation
  • Warehousing Fulfillment

Expertise

  • Strategy & Transformation
  • Tactical & Strategic Plans
  • Unified Commerce
  • Omni-channel
  • Business Operations
  • Process Re-engineering
  • Global
  • Project Management
  • M/A
  • Restructuring
  • Pricing Optimization
  • Interim Leadership

Clients Include

  • DFS
  • Macy’s
  • Citi Trends
  • Nike

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