Assistant Merchandiser

Lucky Brand
United States
Posted 27 days ago
$62,400 — $65,000 / year
Full time

The Assistant Merchandiser will have a multi-faceted role working as DTC buyer, also working on developing product internally and managing relationships with Licensees, vendors and factories. This role will own and manage product set up and maintenance.


•Provide analysis to support the development of department seasonal strategies that meet financial targets and align to the divisional strategy

•Develop the ability to meaningfully recap business and effectively articulate learning’s to cross-functional partners. Work with manager to react to business.

•Provide recommendations and insights for departmental seasonal line plans to support divisional objectives

•Assist in merchandising and presenting seasonal product assortments that meet financial targets and maximize the divisional objectives

•Provide monthly receipt reconciliation and attend and provide input to monthly Open to Buy meetings

•Create and maintain accurate assortment sheets and buy plans. Communicate changes to appropriate business partners on an on-going and timely basis.

•Build and demonstrate strong teamwork skills by participating in weekly cross-functional and open issues meetings with production. Ensure timely recapping and updating as a result of weekly meetings

•Gain and demonstrate expert knowledge of customer base through participation in field conference calls, working in stores, frequently visiting stores and reaching out for direct consumer feedback.

•Build and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the competitive environment

•Build relationships with direct and indirect cross functional partners planning, allocation, marketing, visual

•Participate reviewing product details to ensure execution meets design aesthetic and remains commercially viable

• Build relationships with external licensee partners, vendors and factories that develop our product.

• Cost negotiations to hit our gross margin targets.

• Manage the development of product working closely with vendors.

• Manage all product set up our PLM system

• Manage Buys in CAP TOOL system

• Trend and competitive research

• Weekly, Monthly and quarterly selling report analysis.

• Ability to analyze the business and react to the needs of the department.

• Attend market week meetings prepared with selling history and department needs.


•Bachelors Degree required

•1- 2 years of merchandising or retail buying experience

•PLM CAP, FULL CIRCLE systems experience preferred

•Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills.

•Ability to multitask and adjust to shifting priorities in a fast paced environment.

•Must be able to develop relationships at all levels and work in a collaborative environment.

•Ability to think analytically and grasp retail math concepts.

•Commitment to learning and continuous development.

•A nice comfort level working in Excel: You don’t shy away from (and maybe even get excited by) v-lookups, Pivot Tables and sorting

•Process-oriented mindset with creative problem solving ability.

•Must be able to learn new systems.

•Detail oriented mind and are driven to achieve successful and profitable sales

• Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

•Travel may be required, based on business needs.

•Adhere to regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration. Job duties may be performed effectively using the hybrid work program designated by the company.

•Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor as the company retains the right to change duties to this position.

•Must have authorization to work in the United States.

Physical Requirements:

•Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.

•Ability to maintain regular and timely attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.

•Ability to remain in a stationary position for up to 8 hours per day

•Ability to constantly operate a computer, other office equipment and look at a monitor for up to 8 hours per day

•Ability to clearly and accurately communicate and exchange information verbally, in writing, or through other means in person, telephonically, or through virtual communication methods

•Ability to reach at or below shoulder level

•TBD based on role (carrying equipment, moving boxes/samples, etc.)

The salary range for this position is $62,400 to $65,000 annually. Pay is based on several factors, including but not limited to position offered and work experience. In addition to your salary, SPARC Group, and its affiliated brands, offers a benefits package, including 401(k) plan, overtime pay, flexible work schedule and a generous employee discount program (all benefits are based on eligibility). Additional information regarding the benefits for this position can be found in the Benefits Guide that is available from our Human Resources Department.

SPARC Group LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We value a culture of inclusion and diversity within our workforce, and are committed to maintaining a workplace free from prohibited employment conduct, including discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partner status, civil partnership, status as a covered veteran, status in the Uniformed Services of the United States, citizenship and any other characteristic protected by law. We are also committed to the full inclusion of qualified individuals in the job application and interview process.

Employees are expected to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), and applicable state disability laws, it is the policy of SPARC to provide a reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. If a reasonable accommodation is required to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our Human Resources department.

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