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Assistant Merchant

Job title: Assistant Merchant
Contract type: Freelance
Location: San Francisco
Discipline: Retail
Remote: Yes
Reference: 417224
Contact name: Laura Yung
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Title: Assistant Merchant/ Assistant Buyer 

Location/Remote: fully remote but wants someone ideally local to the bay area

Start Date: 1/24/21 Duration/End:18 months, Jan-Feb 2023

Hours per week: 40

Vaccination Required: Must be vaccinated

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Assists the Merchant/Director in executing brand strategies and negotiations and achieving category goals.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Assist in management of execution of brand strategies & negotiations with brands.

· Management of brand priorities, promotions and markdowns and own communication process to cross functional teams.

· Management of brand assortments, including productivity and timeliness of posting.

· Communication with brands on business related issues. (Bi-Weekly/Monthly calls & meetings)

· Meeting preparation; including ad hoc reporting

· Analysis of the business; brand/department reporting.

· Vendor follow-up regarding logistic issues as necessary.

· Leadership potential to manage department projects and brand businesses.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

· College degree or equivalent work experience

· Minimum 3 years retail buying office experience

· Excellent technical skills – MS Office (Excel, Word); merchant systems

· Problem solving and analytical skills

· Strong numbers aptitude

· Strong organizational and time management skills; able to handle multiple priorities

· Strong verbal and written communication and negotiation and presentation skills

· Flexible, team player

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