Position Overview : Supports the creation and execution of the merchandise strategy for a subset of the brand in the short term.
Supplies customer insights, competitive intelligence, and trend observations. Responsible for data integrity throughout the product life cycle including buy preparation, order generation / management, and market selling.
Assists the merchant team with historical analysis, assortment planning, and sample management. Business Management : Prepares weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting for merchant and planning teams.
Ranks product and presents insights and recommendations by combining data analysis and customer insights from in store work, ecom and social media.
Documents monthly and quarterly product ranking and hindsights Supports Merchant in reacting to current business trends Works cross functionally with planning, product development, and design to ensure the on time and accurate delivery (WIP, CFT, etc).
Business Operations : Responsible for taking notes and publishing for all Merchant managed vertical meetings Manage data integrity including reconcile On Order report, preparing POs, and updating information in the system and with cross-functional partners throughout the process Cross Functional Support of Product Execution : Partner with Visual on floor set placement of product to insure that all styles are represented and volume and fashion projection objectives are met.
Support the development educational and event tools for Store Operations. Partner with Merchandising Operations to ensure data integrity Partner with Allocation on monthly floorset meetings Assortment Development : Responsible for creating and maintaining assortment tools including Vendor Projections, CAP, Attribute Reporting, Choice Count Sheets, eForm Support Merchant, Planning and Allocation on promotional cadence, flow order, color / size buys, minimum / maximum quantities, etc.
Sample Management : Order, track and maintain all product samples Provide samples to business partners as needed Prepares samples for PR and Marketing turn ins throughout the season Responsible for submitting product for outfit guides, Ecom turn in, and push report Competitive Intelligence : Supports the merchant in developing a line that represents the brand through competitive intelligence and business analysis.
Patterns competitors and fashion leaders and understands how they are projecting their brand. Focuses on overall assortment, fashion offering, pricing / promotional cadence, and presentations.
Reports on and uses findings / information in season and future line planning Customer Insights : Provide the voice of the customer.
Research and anticipate what the customer wants next and why. Gather information from working with customers in stores, trend information and historical knowledge.
Work Experience and education requirements : 1-2 years of experience in a merchandising related position for a fashion retailer.
Bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising, retail management or business related field preferred. Proficient in Word, Excel and Power Point, and Outlook.
Microstrategy and FlexPLM preferred. Acute attention to detail Ability to multi-task and manage priorities Must have a sense of urgency and personal accountability Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills #LI-CM1 Location : Corporate Office New Albany - LB Position Type : Regular / Full time Equal Employment Opportunity The Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified people at all levels.
It is our policy in all personnel actions to ensure that all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law.
We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies and practices. All associates are expected to follow these principles in all relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we do business.