Fashion

Fulltime
07-11-2017
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Job# 24430 BH# 326069
Contact# 5974746

Merchandiser

Our established Fashion Client in LA is looking for a Merchandiser to join their team!  The Merchandiser executes the seasonal merchandising process, from concept to delivery, by bringing to market fresh, trend-appropriate assortments that meet customer needs and drive sales, and ensuring the timely execution of each stage in the process. 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Strategy & Innovation 

  • Collaboratively implement merchandising strategy as set by VP/SVP and assortment plans for merchandise category and channel, by delivery, to achieve the right balance of key items/fashion/ basics, fit, value, price point, SKU count and volume; collaborate on concept development with Design to ensure assortment meets cost structure(s) 
  • Analyze product performance, market conditions and feedback from customers continuously; update assortment and identify and suggest opportunities based on analysis 

Operations & Results 

  • Partner with Design, Production and Sales to ensure execution to time-and-action calendar and timely delivery of goods, sales growth, and attainment of margin goals; raise/identify quality and technical issues and suggest solutions; contribute to category forecasting and ensure progress toward established financial goals; achieve metrics 
  • Present line to supervisors; actively participate in review meetings, including edits, board review, pre- costing, line reviews, adoption and post-season reviews 

Customers & Relationships 

  • Communicate and follow-up with internal and external constituents around the world, including customers, suppliers, vendors and licensors, where applicable; assist with problem solving as needed 
  • Collaborate with Sales to merchandise and style showroom; assist Director of Merchandising and 
  • Brand Management, where applicable, on collateral for in-store marketing needs 
  • Maintain relationships with collaborators and competitors; attend trade shows and industry events, as needed 

Leadership & Teams

  • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary 
  • Attract, develop and retain talent 
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of individuals 


SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience and understanding of wholesale apparel merchandising, manufacturing, global supply chain operations, and mass market distribution 
  • Entrepreneurial drive tempered by judgment and strong leadership skills 
  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; some experience managing and motivating teams 
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative 
  • Creativity, sensibility for merchandising and customer needs 
  • Basic knowledge of garment construction 
  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • 4 - 7 years experience in apparel merchandising or buying; relevant experience in categories 
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, proficiency in SAP preferred 

Employer and its clients will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.