Freelance Merchandise Assistant

Job title: Freelance Merchandise Assistant
Contract type: Freelance
Location: New York City, NY
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: Yes
Reference: 403585
Contact name: Sarah Stanley
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Freelance Merchandise Assistant

Client Overview:

Our client is the Must have retailer for Celebrities and Fashionistas! They set the trends throughout the year and always carry the MUST see accessories and Apparel. 

Merchandise Assistant Job Overview:

Provide operational and administrative support to the Assistant Buyer and Buyer

Merchandise Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Input purchase orders
  • Ensure timely delivery of merchandise through consistent communication with the vendors, distribution center, and buying team
  • Generate weekly reports and work with the Assistant Buyer to analyze the business
  • Identify and shop the competition
  • Understand target customer by region
  • Suggest ideas for new vendors each season
  • Contribute to positive morale in the department and organization

Merchandise Assistant Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a corporate fashion merchandising team -
  • Proficiency in Excel including pivot tables and v-lookups, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook with an aptitude for learning new programs.
  •  Must be proficient in retail math and understand how to calculate margins, sell through % and other retail math terms
  • Handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
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