Assistant Merchandiser

Tea Collection
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted 22 days ago
TemporaryRetail Apparel and Fashion

Overview: The Assistant Merchandiser works in collaboration to execute seasonal line strategies aligned with overall Tea strategy and market positioning. You are responsible for the timely and accurate information that is shared across our cross functional teams. You love fashion and understand the nuance of developing seasonal assortments, planning, ranking, and analyzing seasonal trends.

This role is based out of the SF headquarters and is a hybrid role, with the expectation of being in the office at least once a week for team collaboration. Please be based within commuting distance of our SF office.

Key Responsibilities:

Support manager and merchandising team as needed:

Report pulling and subject matter expert regarding tools

Systems entry

Special/ad hoc projects as deemed necessary

Participate and be an active contributor and collaborator through key milestones:

Development of assortment with product teams

Building of ranks/buys with planning

Translation of key buys and product stories to marketing, creative and site needs

Collaborate with manager to execute seasonal line strategies aligned with overall Tea strategy and market positioning

Provide pre-season, in-season and post-season analysis in order to deliver on financial targets inclusive of, but not limited to, assortment strategy, assortments risks and opportunities, markdown recommendations and competitive benchmarking

Own communication pertaining to designated department to provide appropriate and timely information and direction to cross-functional team and ensure all tools are up to date with current information

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of cross-functional teams (Design, Production, Technical Design, Product Development, Inventory Management, Marketing, Brand Creative, Ecomm/Site and Wholesale)

Present during weekly business meetings and to cross functional teams, as necessary


  • Must be local with the ability to perform work onsite occasionally
  • 1+ years of buying or merchandising experience, preferably in the apparel industry, recommended
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with excellent attention to detail and the ability to prioritize, get things done in an efficient manner and work under pressure with multiple deadlines
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel (pivot tables, formulas, data sourcing), with an aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
  • Strong collaborative skills with the ability to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of cross functional partners
  • Effective written communication and listening skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and flexibility to thrive in a very dynamic environment

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