Assistant Merchandising Manager, Key Accounts

Boston, MA, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full time

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Who We Are:

Since 1906, New Balance has empowered people through sport and craftsmanship to create positive change in communities around the world. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We foster a culture in which every associate feels welcomed and respected, where leaders and creatives are inspired to shape the world of tomorrow by taking bold action today. At New Balance, We Got Now.

Job description


As an Assistant Merchandiser, you will support the Merchandising team in their execution of the footwear and apparel Directed Assortment product plan for key accounts, consistent with brand key initiatives and financial expectations. You will support the team with the Go-To-Market process and execution in cooperation with the Regional Business Unit Merchants, North America Sales and Channel Marketing.


  • Assist with research and assessment of market competition and trends, gathering qualitative and quantitative data for product positioning and identifying new category opportunities
  • Lead the day-to-day Merchandising Data and Visual Tools Management to ensure accuracy
  • Demonstrate understanding of Merchandising GTM process, key timelines and systems
  • Prepare reports as required by Sr Merchandising Manager to include forecast, sales, sku count, efficiency, margin, and channel alignment
  • Assist with preparing presentations for internal and external meetings
  • Manage inventory of footwear and apparel samples in preparation for account meetings and for sales team needs
  • Direct and/or answer ad-hoc questions from internal stakeholders
Flexible Work Schedule:

New Balance is committed to creating a culture that allows our associates to do their best work. Ourcorporatework-from-home policy does not mandate an arbitrary number of days in-office. Instead, we've designed a flexible hybrid model that empowers individual teams by letting the type of work dictate where it will most effectively be performed. We are capitalizing on this unique opportunity to evolve how we work based on efficiency, productivity, and the well-being of our associates.

Regular Associate Benefits:

Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. New Balance offers a comprehensive traditional benefits package including three options for medical insurance as well as dental, vision, life insurance and 401K. We also proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks - opportunities like online learning and development courses, tuition reimbursement, $100 monthly student loan support and various mentorship programs - that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. You'll also enjoy a yearly $1,000 lifestyle reimbursement, 4 weeks of vacations, 12 holidays and generous parental leave, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword - it's part of our culture.

Learn more about our Benefits

Temporary associate benefits will be communicated separately.



  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 1-2 years of professional experience. Experience in retail or product merchandising within the footwear or apparel industry preferred.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills. Presentation skills also required.
  • Strong planning, organizational and analytical/problem analysis skills
  • Proficient in Excel and Powerpoint
  • Cross functional coordination with Marketing, Sales Planning and Regional Business Unit Merchants
  • Facilitate account SMU requests with Speed team
  • Tools to be used in role include: PPM, Mural, Head to Toe Visualization/coordination, regional sell through, and NPD- POS/Consumer

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