Overview

JOB TITLE:

Associate Merchant – Ecommerce Downtown: Loungewear/Denim/Knit tops/ Woven tops/ Sweaters/ Denim jackets & Skirts/ Shoes/Swim/ Accessories/Home launch

Associate Merchant – Ecommerce – Dresses & Outerwear

REPORTS TO:

Merchant

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Drive business through early planning and strategy implementation.

· Develop seasonal line plans to achieve or exceed financial goals.

· Work with Merchandise Planning to identify key items and develop a seasonal plan that utilizes historical performance and current business data.

· Partner with design / market to develop cohesive product assortment utilizing fashion trend and selling information

· Manage in-season business by analyzing sales information in order to identify opportunities to increase sales and improve margins.

· Partner with Marketing team and Studio on product images and creative to ensure that creative and photoshoots are aligned with business needs.

· Partner with web operations team on product page set up, copy, and overall merchandising strategies.

· Focus on developing customer intimacy skills through competitive shopping; apply findings to buy plan and execution strategies.

· Conduct patterning activities in order to understand the competition; shop and conduct regular scans of benchmark competitors to identify opportunities and challenges for in-season business and future season line planning.

· Stay abreast of current fashion trends; share customer and market perspective with cross-functional partners on a regular basis.

· Communicate competitive data to the organization to recommend “first in market” changes and ways to increase sales and profit results.

· Collaborate with Sourcing on vendor resource, calendar and costing strategies to facilitate production planning. Act as a customer representative to report on quality, fit and construction issues.

· Nurtures talent from within and provides appropriate coaching, feedback and support to foster improved performance and individual growth.

MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assistant Merchant

QUALIFICATIONS:

· 3 – 5 years of related work experience in Merchandising/Buying.

· Strong financial and business acumen.

· Acute sense of brand and customer intimacy

· High taste level with proven talent to envision and interpret fashion trends.

· Strategic and analytical thinker.

· Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills.

· Strong Excel skills.

· Multi-functional with excellent organizational skills.

· Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced and demanding environment.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree

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