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Merchandise Assistant

Job title: Merchandise Assistant
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York, New York
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 408972
Contact name: Sarah Stanley
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Merchandise Assistant

 

Client Overview:

Our client is a renowned luxury fashion retailer selling the latest, on-trend apparel and accessories. Their fashion-forward, high-end, and contemporary designs are applauded by top fashion editors and A-list celebrities alike.

 

Merchandise Assistant Overview:

As the Merchandise Assistant, you will be responsible for leading the product assortment for all distribution points of the brand. You will also be responsible for delivering a product mix consistent aligned with the company’s brand strategy and financial objectives.

 

Merchandise Assistant Responsibilities:

• Develop and implement seasonal line plans to feature a balanced product mix aligned with current trends and customer needs

• Create a launch strategy for each collection to ensure the product is communicated effectively to the customer and product investments are supported

• Manage the buying process and establish a pricing strategy to achieve margin goals in partnership with the planning team and VP of Product

• Ensure deliveries and planned product flow are achieved on-time as outlined on the merchandise calendar, analyze historical customer characteristics, and identify opportunities for category expansion

• Execute the merchandising strategy on a door-by-door basis for each retail store and eCommerce in partnership with planning and allocations teams

• Provide competitive market analysis and manage seasonal industry trend recaps to ensure the product offering is aligned with trends in the market

 

Merchandise Assistant Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Proven merchandising experience

• Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills

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